Hard Disk Size Barriers

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Older Size Barriers

The 1,024 Cylinder (504 MiB / 528 MB) Barrier

The 4,096 Cylinder (1.97 GiB / 2.11 GB) Barrier

The FAT16 Partition Size (2.00 GiB / 2.15 GB) Barrier

The 6,322 Cylinder (3.04 GiB / 3.26 GB) Barrier

The Phoenix BIOS 4.03 / 4.04 Bug (3.05 GiB / 3.28 GB) Barrier

The 8,192 Cylinder (3.94 GiB / 4.22 GB) Barrier

The 240 Head Int 13 Interface (7.38 GiB / 7.93 GB) Barrier

The Int 13 Interface (7.88 GiB / 8.46 GB) Barrier

The Windows 95 Limit (29.8 GiB / 32.0 GB) Barrier

The 65,536 Cylinder (31.5 GiB / 33.8 GB) Barrier

The ATA Interface Limit (128 GiB / 137 GB) Barrier

BIOS Handling of "Oversized" Hard Disks


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