Expanding HD by removing clip?
Posted 03 June 2005 - 02:23 PM
Posted 03 June 2005 - 02:25 PM
Well, that's a new one for me.. I know some Western Digital 40GB drives came with a jumper that limited them to 32GB's, but that is a far cry from what you are proposing!!
Posted 03 June 2005 - 02:36 PM
The size it clips to is related to the full size of the drive & current bios limitations at the time the drive was manufactured.
Common clip sizes include 2GB, 8GB, 32GB, 64GB etc because have been some of the common size barriers for motherboards.
So your dad's computer expert is right in a way, removing the plastic jumper from a drives clip option will make the drive larger but only to the size the drive was supposed to be in the first place (ie the size printed on the top of the drive). This clip jumper is not installed by default when the drive is manufacturered anyway.
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