WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF HARD DRIVES CAN I INSTALL IN MY PC

Can Someone tell me how many internal and external hard drives can I install in my PC

And How Many partition Can I made in each Hard drive
 

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Each hard drive requires one drive letter per partition, and there are 24 drive letters (C-Z) available.  So, in theory, you can have up to 24 hard drives, if each one has only one partition.

A hard drive can have four primary partitions.  One of them can be an extended partition that contains multiple logical partitions.
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Each hard drive requires one drive letter per partition, and there are 24 drive letters (C-Z) available.  So, in theory, you can have up to 24 hard drives, if each one has only one partition.

A hard drive can have four primary partitions.  One of them can be an extended partition that contains multiple logical partitions.
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Allready answered; in edition you require a power supply of sufficient capacity

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Allready answered; in edition you require a power supply of sufficient capacity
No, I want to know that suppose one 80gb hard disk is in my pc so what are the maximum no. of hard disk can I use

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The maximum number of internal and external hard drives is 24.

You can use as many internal hard drives as your computer case can hold, provided that it has a big enough power supply to power them all.  Most cases can hold 1-4 drives.  I've seen a case that can hold 10.
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you sound like a troll

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you sound like a troll


what i do not understand this

thanks.

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It appears to me that none of these answers hit the point nor are really correct. There are real limits to the number of internal hard drives, which depends on the mother board, and if additional hard drive PCI cards are installed. Basically, most motherboards can handle ONLY 4 SATA drives, which is often 2 DVD drives and 2 hard drives. Or you can have 3 hard drives and one DVD drive. Some modern motherboards have 5 and some even have 6 SATA headers (where you connect the hard drive cables), so in these cases you can have either 4 internal hard drives and one DVD or 5 and one, or 4 hard drives and 2 DVD drives.

So, it has nothing to do with drive letters nor the space in your case, but much more with the system and the motherboard. With SCSI, it is a chain where each device (hard drive and other types) have an input connector and an output, so these can be chained together. With current SCSI controllers, you can have a lot more drives since they are in a chain and ALL connected to one header on the motherboard.

In addition, there may be some restirctions (I cannot find this info online yet) in the OS that limits the number of hard drives as well.With Windows, there are differences in limits allowed between Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate, as is clearly the case with max memory recognized (Home premium can only see up to 16 GB, and the other two OS's can see at least 32GB of memory).

I will post more infor here when I learn more.

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160+ drives if you really want threw use of modern mobo with 7 pci express slots and sas controllers set up in raid formats.

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