I have a 60gb hard drive that's filling up rapidly! There's 15gb left. Now MESH have stated that my mobo could only handle an 80gb hard drive and said that I would require the xp disc (which hey have) to re-install xp on the new drive. I was hoping to install a second drive inside the case but I'm not sure how to do this or even if it's possible. Can anyone advise?
Mesh Matrix 1500.(nov 01) Asus A7A266 mobo Athlon xp2400+ 2 x 256 ddr 2100 ram 60gb 7200rpm udma-100 EIDE HDD with 2mb buffer
Thats what I was hoping to do Woodchip, fit another internal hard drive I mean. I dont know what to buy. Or how to fit it! When MESH said that the biggest hard drive my mobo could support was 80Gb I wasn't sure what they meant. 80Gb total? Can I fit another 80Gb hard drive aswell as my nearly full 60Gb?
It may be the OS limitation not the mobo,but 98 i think only supports upto 80 gig if you have xp then you can goto a 200 gig hard drive, thats two of 200 gig on 1 pc i think mesh are taking liberties.If indeed you mobo only supports 80 gig then i would consider either a modo bios flash or a new mobo.The 200 gig is only my thoughts i believe you may go higher.
Yes and he has xp so why is he limited to one 80 gig drive? as i said its either a bios flash or new mobo,dint see the xp bit so what i said about 98 dont mean a deal,the way mesh made it sound as he says is he needs to spend money to get what he wonts.He can install a slave drive without the xp disk anyway.
But if you want to fit a larger one, there are usually ways around it. Seagate & Maxtor have siftware (free download) which will get around it in most cases - or you could just play safe and get another 80Gb drive.