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October 23, 2009, 10:28 am
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Re: USB SATA caddy size limit?
On Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:28:16 +0100, "GT"
I always thought it was due to limitations of the bridge
chip used, but why it would be designed with such a limit is
the question. I would guess it has to do with the amount of
memory the chip has, that they limited that to make them
cheaper in the past, but now it is too much of a limit on
product desirability so only the old models will have that
On the other hand just today I received an external docking
caddy that lists a 2TB limit which seems a lot better than
400GB, but since 2TB drives already exist it is fairly
inevitable that it too will eventually be unable to handle
That docking caddy has one of the JMicron chips in it, I
don't recall which one but think it's one of the JM2033(n)
series and those chip briefs/PDFs don't mention anything
about a HDD capacity limit, but some do claim "Support
ATA/ATAPI LBA48 bit addressing mode".
Guess I can't complain too much, got it free as a newegg
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