Been doing some tag cleanup recently and noticed this oddity:

Boot utilities for 3 TB hard drives

Now, in this case it almost makes sense since this is very specific to the potential problems that a large hard drive over 2.1 GB poses for booting issues. OTOH, it could get out of control.

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no, we definitely do not want . Large according to whom? In what time frame?

There is already and so that should suffice.


How about the [2tb-barrier] tag, since that is what it really is?

  • This tag could theoretically have a better name but this is most definitely the exact issue being discussed. Jun 20, 2011 at 13:45

seems unnecessarily precise to me, however I could see something like being valid in its place if and only if the large size of the drive is a specific factor in the question.

But, isn't necessarily the best name for it, so alternative suggestions are welcome.
(I say this because large could be taken to mean the physical dimensions, for example)

  • But then large-hard-drive loses its significance as well as its mapping to >2tb once we jump to 128bit computing? I think large-hard-drive is the best option for now. Jun 16, 2011 at 12:17
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    if you ask me hard-drive is sufficient
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:18
  • @Sathya, frankly in this case I'm not really sure this question is even worth keeping (it feels list-of), so I agree that any type of "largeHDD" tag is not really useful here anyway. But, I can see a viable question where a hard-drive being too large is he source of a real problem and this then making some sense (although I doubt this'll be a frequent occurrence).
    – DMA57361
    Jun 16, 2011 at 12:26
  • I agree with Sathya, nobody will ever use or search for these tags... Jun 16, 2011 at 12:30
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    Would not a GPT tag be in order here, though? EDIT: Scratch that, it already has one lol. I think that tag is sufficient!
    – Shinrai
    Jun 16, 2011 at 14:42
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    Just go with hard-drive.
    – nhinkle
    Jun 16, 2011 at 14:56
  • I am with Jeff, Sathya, and nkinkle on this one. hard-drive is the way to go.
    – Troggy
    Jun 18, 2011 at 20:24

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