View Full Version : Upgrade HDD - maximum size?

09-12-2009, 10:35 PM
I have an Asus N50Vc FP019G, with which I am very happy.

However I would like to install a larger HDD than the standard 320GB one.

Can anyone tell me whether this model has any constraints on HDD capacity?

(I understand that some motherboards fail to recognise drives over a certain size, but I'm not sure whether Asus have built this into the motherboard on this machine)

I have posted this on the Asustek Forum also, but suspect that there are far more intelligent and knowledgeable people here... :D

Looking at this (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=372912) one

09-12-2009, 10:38 PM
I dont see why you cant. 500GB should be fine unless 1TB is available in a 2.5" than you should be able to chuck in the 1TB.

09-12-2009, 10:38 PM
Honestly dont know -- BUT if worse comes to worse, you could always partition the drive off to smaller partitions, much like some PC's with win98 -- Seen many larger (at the time) HDD's partitioned off to 20 -30Gb partitions simply because the boards wouldn't see the full drive.

09-12-2009, 10:40 PM
Cheers guys - thought I would swap the current drive out and install Win7 on the new one - have a play and see if I like it. Then I can either go back to the original HDD (running Vista) or convert it to external storage....

09-12-2009, 10:42 PM
On another note, can you buy HDD enclosures that hold multiple 2.5 inch HDDs?

I seem to have collected a few over the years...

09-12-2009, 11:08 PM
There are NAS units that take multiple 2.5's - we just bought an 8-drive version of this (http://www.qnap.com/pro_detail_feature.asp?p_id=120) for work.

Not cheap, though, plus is SATA only - I'd guess that your collection would be PATA...

10-12-2009, 12:24 AM
If it can't, then some kind of DDO software should work.

10-12-2009, 07:32 AM
Thanks for your help guys