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Re: [vox-tech] ATA133 120GB HD okay to use with Pentium I?
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Re: [vox-tech] ATA133 120GB HD okay to use with Pentium I?

so just the bios issue?  so if i piggy back the hd on top of a smaller hd
or a CD with linux on it, it should recognize it, right?

is there a way to tell whether the bios will recognize the new hd without
actually trying it out?  by looking at some bios options or such?



On Tue, 15 Jul 2003, Ricardo Anguiano wrote:

> "Mark K. Kim" <markslist@cbreak.org> writes:
> > Hello.
> >
> > I got a ATA133 120GB Maxtor hard drive.  Would this work on a
> > Pentium I with a (I think) ATA33 controller?  I don't see why it
> > wouldn't, but the guy at CompUSA told me it probably won't even
> > boot.  Just thought I'd check before I open the box and face the
> > wrath of a 15% restocking fee.
> I have a PC from 1996 which does not recognize drives larger than 8G.
> A third party controller was required to recognize larger drives.  I
> used a Promise controller IIRC, which has it's own BIOS.  The problem
> lies with the original BIOS.
> HTH,
> --
> Ricardo Anguiano
> http://www.codesourcery.com
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