From: Scott Maxwell <smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 08:31:59 -0400 (EDT)
I was going to suggest something similar. I was wondering to myself if a
new PCI hard drive (IDE/EIDE) controller card might solve the problem. It
would largely depend on if the BIOS problem is relative to just the
IDE/EIDE controller on the motherboard or if is a more system wide
But then Roger's solution is likely much more cheaper than a PCI
On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Roger Turk wrote:
> Go get a DriveMax board from Promise (~$20.00). It is a BIOS upgrade board
> that will permit you to use drives up to 128 GB.
> Dalco has the boards in their general catalog.
> BTW, if you partition the drive into 8.4GB partitions you should be able to
> use the drive.
> Roger Turk
> Tucson, Arizona
> Bill Polhemus wrote:
> . > Well, for all intents in purposes the point is now moot.
> . > I bought the hard drive, and my attempts to install it have failed. The
> . > new drive is a 40GB Maxtor. Put it in, nothing happened, I fiddled and
> . > fooled, then read a bit, and finally came across some clues--not outright
> . > information, but comments in passing.
> . > My system apparently won't support a drive this size! I don't know what
> . > size it WILL support, but it won't do this one! (The docs said something
> . > about an 8.4GB barrier, but the drive it came with was 10GB, so that
> . > can't be it). All I know is the 40GB won't work, and there is no newer
> . > system bios available.
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