Re: K7ASA w/AMD 750 Chipset - 100GB drive not supported

Re: K7ASA w/AMD 750 Chipset - 100GB drive not supported

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Posted by Henry on October 26, 2001 at 09:21:37:

In Reply to: K7ASA w/AMD 750 Chipset - 100GB drive not supported posted by Rod on October 25, 2001 at 21:14:32:

: I have a K7ASA motherboard with a 750 AMD chipset. I just bought myself a 100GB hard drive and every time I try to autodetect the drive in CMOS, it locks up. After talking to Western Digital, they suggested that I get a BIOS upgrade. Can anyone help. BTW, I am running Windows 2000 Professional.

: Thanks a bunch!
: Rod

Look for a FREE BIOS update at the mainboard maker's web site. Maybe you will find an update, maybe not. When you find a BIOS update READ the warnings, the update instructions AND the Release Notes. The Release Notes will tell you what BIOS changes were made since your version was issued. Don't bother with an update unless the Release Notes state they support HDDs > 100GB; NOTHING to be gained if BIOS only supports up to say 75GB.

Quickest, Simplest, Safest method to get large HDD support is to get an ATA/66 expansion card (about $20 USD) that supports HDDs up to about 128GB. An ATA/100 will work too, but cost is about 2x ATA/66 and will produce very little HDD performance improvement because HDD SUSTAINED data rate is typically much less than 66Mb/sec.

Good Luck,

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