Re: upgrading 03/12/96-i430FX-2A59CF54C-00 to support large hard drive

Re: upgrading 03/12/96-i430FX-2A59CF54C-00 to support large hard drive


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Posted by Henry on September 09, 2001 at 12:53:52:

In Reply to: upgrading 03/12/96-i430FX-2A59CF54C-00 to support large hard drive posted by Arie on September 09, 2001 at 12:18:13:

: Please let me know if you have any information on available drivers/updates to this BIOS. My hard drive needs to be replaced with a new 40gb or larger.

: Thanks!

: Arie


It appeaars that your mainboard was made by Fugu but their web site is not responding:
http://www.fugu.com.tw

If an update exists I'd expect it to support maximum HDD size of 32GB.

If you need support for large HDDs there are several alternatives:
1. ATA/66 or ATA/100 card - recognize up to about 128GB
2. Above board BIOS extender - also good to 128GB - from:
http://store.firmware.com/cgi-bin/mfi
or:
http://www.unicore.com/products/extenders/lbapro.htm
3. Custom BIOS from Unicore:
http://www.unicore.com

There are drive overlay programs (included with the drive as an "installer") that provide a software BIOS extension but there is no guarantee that they will work and the likelihood of problems increases if you have more than one HDD - and even worse if different HDD makers are involved.

Good Hunting,
Henry


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