Hard Disk Upgrade

  hotwired 21:03 10 May 2003
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Hi
I have this old pc which is primary used for storage of data (old email, mp3, digital photos... etc)
It running an AMD 900 MHz and running MSI -6191 motherboard,
I wish to add another hard to it say 180 GB as a slave.
Can anyone tell me if this motherboard might require a BIOS upgrade to support
a new 180 GB hard disk? Currently the master is running a 40 GB hard disk.
I have got hold of the motherboard manual it says you can attach 4 hard disks!!!

Big help

The current bios is
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. A6191O1 V1.04 14122000, 14/12/2000

Any suggestion will be appreciated

Thanks

  goonerbill 21:23 10 May 2003

all ya had to do was look at msi's website for the info. heres the link click here and NO, your mobo will not support a 180gb h/drive by the look of things as it appears that you have the latest bios version.

  hotwired 21:27 10 May 2003

cheers goonerbill.

  powerless 21:37 10 May 2003

I stand to be corrected but although the mobo BIOS may not support a large capacity drive. You could install a "PCI - IDE Controller card". (i think that is what they are called)

A PCI card with a connection for a HDD.

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