LiveBrianD, on 19 December 2012 - 08:25 PM, said:
Yes, that will work if the OS supports it. (I know XP SP3 works fine with my 2TB drive.)
It's worth noting that you can't boot of a drive larger than 2.2TB if you don't have UEFI though. (your machine definitely doesn't) Since external drives usually aren't booted from, that's not an issue for what you want to do.
Thank you! my main OS is OpenSuse 11.2, it has a Windows Partition but only Windows 2000, which is the OS the machine came with, never felt the need to update since I switched to Linux and open source software.
Ok, so, it should work and I should be able to make use of the full capacity of the Hard Drive (2TB) regardless of the limit the pc has on internal hard driver (120 GB).
My plan is to use the external hard drive (Western Digital Elements 2 - 2 TB USB 2.0 ) for both backup and a library of image references that I use.
One last question due to something I read, do I need to have the HD turned off or even unplugged when not in use ?