large disks in old machines

Michael James michael at
Mon Aug 26 16:07:36 EST 2002

I've been upgrading old ATA33 PII/PIII motherboards to ATA100
 using Promise Ultra 100 TX2 cards
 that I get from YNZ Computers in Cape St Dickson for $89.

I'm delighted with the effect,
 I get 4 IDE chains, so no slave disks,
 full use of the newer faster disk access,
 recognised and works without extra drivers (under Suse8).

I believe that there is an upgrade (extra resistor - re-flash bios)
 that turns this card into the FastTrack 100 RAID controller.

You may need to re-flash your motherboard's bios
 to get larger disks recognised.

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a privilege not exercised is illegal.

Michael James			michael at
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