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Old 10-18-2006, 04:18 AM   #1
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How large A partition before corruption?

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How large a partition can you have before corruption of the info on the drive occurs? I have 2 500 gig drives (format out to about 465 gigs) anyway I do video stuff like saving tv shows to watch later. or i have image files of my syhstem partition at various stages of being built these files can be up to 7 gigs in size. So I lef the entire drives as one lart 465 gig partition, this is the 2nd time is 3 days icve found entire directories of files now only the directory name and when u click on the directory it acts like a file instead of a directory with files.. my current motherboard is the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe.
the drives are SATA II Western Digital .. hmm gotta think about this.. drive info didnt get corrupt on my Asus p4C800E-deluxe mother boar.d maybe theres a progblem on this relatively new mothjerboard?
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Old 10-18-2006, 07:56 AM   #2
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never heard of partition size affecting data like that. I think you are on the right track regarding your new motherboard. I would start by running memtest86.
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:07 PM   #3
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me either, but theres got 2 be a max size. Anyway what i did so far was to change the mode from Raid to ide now i will copy files 2 it and watch - plus calll ASUS today..

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Old 10-18-2006, 02:17 PM   #4
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I forget the maximum size that XP allows, but even if you surpass that limit Windows will not utilize that extra memory much like ram. I myself have a 1.27 terabyte Raid 5 that has not had any corruption at all. I would use some analysis tools from the drive manufactors to see if there is any problems with one of the drives.
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Old 10-18-2006, 05:19 PM   #5
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very good..... boy i'm getting old or the drugs (legit) are taking their tole damn can't even spell anymore haha) this is sad cajuse i use 2 be good at this . haha.. now i'm asking instead of answering computer questions..

thank u, and 4 refreshing my memory too. (the memory in my brain)
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