large disks in old machines
michael at james.st
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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Michael James michael at james.st
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