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Old 10-05-2003, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default old pc new HD

First off, just found this forum and am impressed guys lot of useful
stuff great work..
ok my dilema
Just got my hands on a 80gb hd and wanted to fit it in my sons pc which is a little dated now,anyway when i try to detect it in the bios the pc just locks up then i realize that the system is too old to recognise such a big drive ( its a ms6383e mobo with a k62-166 chip) is there anyway of gettin it to work at all or do i need to go buy a smaller drive i cant find any details on the maximum drive size for that mobo...any help appreciated thnx

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Old 10-05-2003, 06:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you have the room, get a PCI riser for the higher level HDD. Goes around the bios so you don't have to worry about it. Might want to check on a newer Bios version too. Matsonic MS6383E
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Old 10-05-2003, 11:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well, it should recognize the hard drive regardless, though youd would expect to only get around 8GB of usable space on the HD assuming the thing has ATA/33 for the hard drives.

Your best bet is just to buy a PCI ATA/133 card and be on your way.
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