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    Will you need a new motherboard to install a hardrive that can hold over 100GB

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    Y ou need to get a motherboard or drive controller card that is designed for 48bit LBA tranlations.

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    So I will need a to get a newer motherboard for a bigger harddrive

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    want to buy new motherboard and SATA harddrives

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    The limit isn't 100GB, it's 137GB, if that helps. I'm not sure exactly how recent the motherboard must be to go beyond that, but I think anything within the past two or three years will be okay. The operating system also matters; any 2.6 kernel should be fine. But if you try to write or format beyond the 137 limit without proper support, you could end up destroying unrelated data at the beginning of the filesystem.

    I don't know if this will tell you anything useful as it's mainly a windows reference, but... http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/tp/137gb.pdf
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    I have a pretty old motherboard, its not really old, but old to where it won't support anything over 4GB, I think

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