1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 24, 2009 2:04 PM by Aryan2411

    Server Board SE7500CW2 Max Drive Size

      I have an older server still plugging away with 120gb hard drives. I was wondering if the motherboard could support larger IDE hard drives? I was thinking of plugging in two 250gb drives.

       

      I know it has the with ICH3-S controller but can't find anything about limitations.

       

      Does anyone have larger drives than 120gb in theirs, or know the max size?

       

      hanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Server Board SE7500CW2 Max Drive Size
          Aryan2411

          Hi there,

           

          Since this is an end of life board, it is quite difficult find the information. I tried to check in the chipset datasheet, unfortunately it was a dead link.

          http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27669

           

          Anyway, i have checked in the tested hardware list, there are drives like 160gb, 180gb and 200gb that were validated by Intel. So far, i cannot see any reason why it wont work.

           

          Hopefully someone who has tried that and confirmed it to you.

           

          One more thing the only problem that was known was:

          Windows 2000 did not display the full size of the sata drive >137size, but this was fixed by the latest bios.

           

          All the best,

           

          Regards,

          Aryan