Please remember to edit any replies you send to the list whenever possible. Message: 10 Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 11:21:32 -0500 From: "Dennis Jenkins" <djenkins@xxxxxxx> Subject: Re: HDD Dilemma vs. CD-RW I'm in the same boat with HD restrictions. You can buy 20 gig HD's for about $70 delivered on pricewatch. There are multiple sources of removable drive frames. Plextor is a frustrating outfit to deal with. What software are you planning on using for backup purposes? Dennis Jenkins ----- Original Message ----- From: "Barry Aronson" <baronson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: "PCWorks mailing list" <pcworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <WinTips-Tricks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 10:21 AM Subject: [WinTips-Tricks] HDD Dilemma vs. CD-RW > Hello members! A couple of weeks ago i submitted a post about purchasing a > massive storage drive 120 GBs to be exact, external USB 2.0/1.1. I have > been awaiting a response from Soltek the manufacturer of my motherboard to > find out if it would recognize in the most current BIOS a 102 GB drive. I > got my answer this morning. According to them it will ONLY recognize a > drive up to 32 GBs. > > My question is does "modern" massive storage drives come with BIOS > extension so that older MBs will recognize a drive as large as 120 GBs. ? > > If not then I will HAVE to resort to a CD-RW, but does the most current > technology work appropriately with older MBs? I was thinking about the > Plextor SCSI interface or the TDK veloCD. > > I could not find any research on this. Anyone have the answers or at LEAST > the pointers to sites that will give me the conclusive info B4 I commit to > an expense one way or the other? My MB is a Soltek SL67A-C i440bx chipset > onboard Adaptec Ultra SCSI-2 AIX7880. > > I would prefer to utilize an external massive storage drive as opposed to a > CD-RW but will settle if necessary. > > Any or all input would be appreciated. > > Thank you! > > Barry ~ baronson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Dennis! I was planning on using Drive Image 2002 for my full system backups and System Commander to install various OSs for learning purposes. As far as if I buy a burner or not I guess i would use Nero and still use Drive Image 2002 for my backups. I have Ghost 2001 but it will not work with a Plextor 40/16/10S interface I have been told. I am an A+ technician and this is STILL very perplexing as to what decision to make. Now what do you think? Barry ~ baronson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.