I need a second internal HD for my Compaq Presario Win98, could someone explain what the difference between IDE and ATA is? I was after a Maxtor Diamondmax and the software to overcome the 8Gb bios limitation-apparently :-).
If you have a BIOS 8Gb limitation, then you probably don't need an 80wire cable, as your system will probably only run up to ATA33 at maximum.
Just a note of caution - these BIOS fooling programs work in most cases - but not all. I've had systems where they don't. Unfortunately it's not possible to tell in advance whether or not they will work (unless you can find out someones experiences on an identical system - and I do mean dentical).