Hello everyone, I hope you had a good Christmas
The latest BIOS for the mATX motherboard (MSI P7NGM Digital) in my HTPC only supports upto 1000GB, I'd like to buy a 2TB (WD20EARX) storage drive for it (it has an SSD system/boot drive), I'm guessing if I was to install it directly it would only see it as a 1TB drive? Or could it be less or not work at all?
If I was to plug the 2TB drive into my gaming system that supports 2TB drives, could I then partition it into two 1TB partitions and then put it back in the HTPC and windows (xp pro
) see it as two 1TB drives in "My Computer"? Or is there no way of having more than 1TB in the HTPC directly?
If partitioning is not a viable solution, would a usb 3 pci card (motherboard does not have USB 3) be the next best/fastest thing? Im guessing an eSATA enclosure would still require the bios to support 2TB drives?
Many thanks in advance everyone, really appreciate your helpMotherboard: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P7NGM-Digital.html
Good enclosure?: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/icy-box-ib-366stus2-b-aluminium-case-for-35-sata-hdd-with-easyswap-usb-20-plus-esata-host