Hard disk and the seven major BIOS limitations Part III
ATA/ATAPI-6 defines 48-bit addressing on a single drive, allowing more than 144 Petabytes (144,000,000 Gigabytes) of Storage.
Intel Application Accelerator - 48-bit LBA BIOS Support: Instructions for Win2000 & WinXP flavors differ from Instructions for Win98 flavors.
Intel Application Accelerator - Large Hard Drive Installation Instructions: Although No fault on Intel, Catch 22 for Users with Sony DVD Burners since Sony says this Driver must be removed to Flash the Sony DVD Burner (Sony DRU-500A/X /DRX-500UL/X Firmware Update). Smart?!? Storage Growing Pains... Users Be Aware!
327202 - PRB BIOS May Limit Fdisk.exe When Partitioning Hard Disks Larger Than 128 GB: "Fdisk.exe is limited to the disk capacity as reported by the BIOS." Relates to: Win98 flavors.
Next Limit... 2.2 terabytes (2,200 gigabytes).
According to Maxtor, "This barrier exists because many of today's Operating Systems are based on 32-bit addressing. Windows XP/64-bit also has the limit because of leveraged 32-bit code."
Analogue Number Perspectives also from Maxtor:
131 kilobytes = 131,000 bytes a little more than 30 pages of text.
33 megabytes = 33,000,000 bytes more than 8,000 pages of text or 25 300-page books.
137 gigabytes = 137,000,000,000 bytes more than 100,000 books, or the contents of a good library.
2.2 terabytes = 2,200,000,000,000 bytes almost 2,000,000 books, or about the content of the Library of Congress.
144 petabytes = 144,000,000,000,000,000 bytes 120 billion books (more than all that man has written).
9.4 zettabytes = 9,400,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes.
Escrito por Jose Pinto às 17h36 05/04/2007