Does my Intel G33/31 Express motherboard support 1GB hard drives?

Deepak Kumar March 12, 2013
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I am using.

Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E4600 2.4 GHz
Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family (Desktop)
2GB RAM

Currently I am also using 160GB hard drives. Does my configuration support a 1TB hard drive? Any tips?

  1. Prashant Mirjankar
    March 12, 2013 at 10:31 am

    You can use more than a TB harddisk without worrying a bit

  2. ha14
    March 12, 2013 at 9:34 am

    1TB + 250GB hard drives
    http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/current-hardware-setup-support-2tb-internal-hard-drive/

    Everything You Need to Know About 3TB Hard Drives
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/235088/everything_you_need_to_know_about_3tb_hard_drives.html
    The drive size limitation can be a combination of the drive controller and the system Bios
    Windows 7 received a patch, to allow 4KB native disks to be used.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018

  3. Alan Wade
    March 12, 2013 at 7:25 am

    You should have no trouble running a 1TB drive on that setup.

  4. Bruce Epper
    March 12, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Those chipsets use ICH7 which supports SATA 3Gb/s drives, so any SATA 3Gb/s drive should work flawlessly regardless of size. Some I/O subsystems may limit modes in various manners, but on my ICH7 system, I have not run into any issues using drives up to 2TB each.