[COMP] Re: Maxtor Hard Drive Problems

  • From: Shane McKeown <shane_mckeown@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: computers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 01:06:23 -0800 (PST)

But will this make any difference since the BIOS will
still only see the first 33GB of the drive?
No matter which mode (LBA, LARGE, AUTO) I use in the 
BIOS settings to access the drive, the largest it will
see is 33512MB.
I take it motherboard manufacturers do not quote 
how large a disk their BIOS will recognise for a 
particular board, yes?

--- John Madden <weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > My question is, has anyone had similar problems or
> > know why Win2000 will not allow any modifications
> > to the drive?  I checked the Abit website for a
> > upgrade, and although there is an update, it does
> not
> > mention anything about fixing the 33GB limit on
> the
> > BIOS.  Does this mean the update will probably not
> > contain a fix, or do the BIOS manufacturers not
> > list these types of fixes?
> > Also, does anyone know of a motherboard(preferably
> > AMD Athlon board) that will support a drive this
> > size out of the box?
> Hmm, it sounds like it could be a BIOS issue to me,
> but I remember that 
> one being more of recognizing anything beyond 8gigs,
> not 33.  You could 
> try just booting any linux boot disk just to see how
> large it sees the 
> disk as being, and even fdisk it from there.  
> John
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