At present I have two 20Gb replaceable hard drives in caddies. I want to to buy 2 bigger replaceable hard drives (about 60Gb) but would like to be able to use my older ones in addition. Can my system (?BIOS) recognise the differently-sized hard drives upon start-up or can I only use 2 of the same size? I enclose details of my motherboard, etc: MOTHERBOARD EPOX 266MHzFSB DDRam Athlon/Duron
PROCESSOR AMD Thunderbird 1.3GHz (266FSB), Socket A,
If you set your BIOS to 'autodetect' your IDE devices (hard drives) at startup, it will interrogate the drives, and work out whether they are 20, 60, or 120GB, or whatever.
This assumes that your BIOS can accept drives of greater than 32GB capacity - some older motherboards had this limit. Your motherboard manual / the epox website should tell you iof you have this restriction. If you do, there is probably a BIOS upgrade available to overcome the 32GB limit.
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