Re: Asus A7V266 makes IBM 40GB a 32GB HD??

Re: Asus A7V266 makes IBM 40GB a 32GB HD??

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Posted by Henry on September 23, 2001 at 10:16:38:

In Reply to: Asus A7V266 makes IBM 40GB a 32GB HD?? posted by Numerics on September 23, 2001 at 07:24:24:

: Hi!

: I have a Asus A7266 Motherboard (brandnew!) and an IBM ICL35L040AVER07-0 DeskStar HD. It is supposed to have a capacity of 40.1 GB but in the BIOS it only shows as a 32 GB HD.
: Even the latest Bios (Rev 1002B dated 9/6/2001) doesn't change it.

: Has anybody experienced the same or did I buy a fake Motherboard?

: TIA!

: Nummerics

Suggest that you read all of the BIOS release notes for your mainboard. The 32GB limit was/is fairly common; before that it was 2.1 and 8.4GB. If there is no mention of large HDD support (>32GB) then that may be your limit. Some HDDs are shipped with cylinder limit jumpers installed. The jumper(s) make a 40GB HDD appear to be 32GB so it will run with systems that have the 32GB limit. Check your documentation and jumper setup to be sure that is not a problem before you try to fix the problem.

If you do have a BIOS limit of 32GB the simplest way to fix it is to use an ATA/66 or ATA/100 expansion card - supports HDDs up to about 128GB.

Good Luck,

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