Re: Info needed on 03/08/1999-SiS-5600-8661-2A6ILC39C-00

Re: Info needed on 03/08/1999-SiS-5600-8661-2A6ILC39C-00

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Posted by Henry on December 08, 2001 at 15:08:59:

In Reply to: Info needed on 03/08/1999-SiS-5600-8661-2A6ILC39C-00 posted by Marcus on December 08, 2001 at 13:57:42:

: Ladies and gentlemen!

: Because my current harddrive shows signs of degradation, I need to switch to a new one. The one I want to upgrade to is a Maxtor 40 GB HD. Does anybody in this forum know whether my BIOS (Award Modular 4.51 PC / ID: 03/08/1999-SiS-5600-8661-2A6ILC39C-00) is able to handle an HD of that size, and, if not, whether there's a downloadable and flashable upgrade to this BIOS which can? Searches on the net have been largely inconclusive. According to the info I could gather, Chaintech should be the maker of my board, yet they don't provide anything which might fit their own model numbers (if it's them who actually made it).

: Any help appreciated.

: Marcus

Appears to be Chaintech (unless you made a typo!) and that would be the only place to look for a free BIOS update. By far, the quickest, easiest, safest way to make certain you have large HDD support is to get an ATA/66 expansion card - it will support HDDs up to 128 GB which should hold you awhile. ATA/66 will be OK speed wise until your HDD's sustained data transfer rate is much greater than 66MB/sec.

Good Luck,

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