External Hard drives

  User-EC2E32AC-AC37-4A62-B6EF5787430CBE9B 17:04 18 Jun 2004

I have an old pentium II 233mz pc. A while back I tried to install an internal 40GB hard drive but found I couldn't because the motherboard does not accept hard drives bigger than 10gb. Would an external drive be a way round this or does it still use the same system.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:40 18 Jun 2004

External drive boxes that take your old HDD are really just USB2 to IDE adapters as the Bios won't reconize the large drive I believe you will have the same problem.

Is there a BIOS upgrade for your motherboard on the makers web site or BIOS web site name and version appear on screen as you first boot up.
i.e award / ami


  Diemmess 17:43 18 Jun 2004

The operating system must be at least Win98SE if you use an external HD with USB connection.

Cheaper by far if you can use Partition Magic to "break up" the 40Gb into "seeable" smaller partitions.

If you are running a mobo with a 233 Pentium (MMX?) you may be able to update your BIOS and solve the disk size in one!

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