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Re: Worst design decisions?
At 08:57 AM 9/18/2003, David Lesher wrote:
Are you asking? :) It would by my count be the 137.4GB limit of LBA28 which was already corrected with LBA48 if your motherboard supports it. Maybe you haven't had to use an IDE drive that large yet. ;)Speaking on Deep Background, the Press Secretary whispered: > > > Hello all, > > Was doing some upgrades on a UBR7246 (to a VXR), and I got to thinking > about short sighted design considerations. I was curious if any of you > had some pet peeves from a design perspective to rant about. I'll start > with a couple. 1) The slide lock on transceiver cables. 2) Intel's+IBM's "640K" wall. 3) IDE addressing standards. (We've been through the 528 MB, 2.1 GB, 4.2 GB, 8.4 GB caps.... what's next?)
There may have been another limitation in there on IDE that I'm missing in some form... As a sidenote, MS (in trying to phase out FAT32 in favor of NTFS) started limiting the creation of FAT32 drives allowing a maximum of only 32GB in Windows 2000, but that doesn't really bother me. :)
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