Originally Posted by guyladouche
That doesn't even make any sense, and is not even remotely probable...Besides, HP doesn't make the motherboards, and it's entirely improbably that their OEM supplier will do that for a small sub-section of HP laptop motherboards if no other customer is doing something like that--it wouldn't make business sense (not that it makes sense otherwise either).
I like how you use "probable" and not "possible." I'm presuming you chose such words in order to avoid disagreement if one of my wholly and utterly possible scenarios pans out. I think we all know there's no limit to the length a corporation will go to in order to attempt to gain future revenue from consumers. Perhaps you are capable of explaining why they would only offer SSDs up to 128 GB when they could easily generate additional revenue from offering higher-volume SSDs, though? Is it that they don't think that they will sell enough larger drives due to pricing concerns? Maybe their current BIOS detection will not detect drives with newer controllers on them? Or, perhaps, they've created my aforementioned Frankensteined motherboard? The truth is you don't know and you can't know until more information becomes available, leaving my question entirely valid, and your dismissal illogical.
Besides, how does the width/bits of a hypothetical frankensteined drive controller limit the absolute size of the disk that the computer/OS will support?
Because, IIRC, an 28-bit HD controller imposes a hardware limitation of approximately 128 GB of useable space (though this may be 137 GB, I can't recall exactly... I think the interpretation of numbers varies based off HD / computer manufacturers interpretation of the storage units).
Also, take a look at the screens when your PC boots up and you'll see various manufacturer/size information about drives being loaded. If you think manufacturers do not have the capability or resources to restrict the hardware present in the machine by using this information, either, you are mistaken.
Am I saying this is a certainty? No. Am I saying it's a possibility for which no answer is yet capable of being discerned? Yes. Hence, I am left with the question of whether SSDs with a capacity greater than 128GB will be supported.Edited by mrjminer - 1/13/11 at 8:21pm