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Re: hard drive problem

On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 05:53:05PM +0100, Adam Hardy wrote:
> Andrei Popescu on 05/08/08 17:22, wrote:
>> How old is that mobo anyway? 750 GB might be just a bit too much for it.
> Argh! Well, I don't really know anymore - probably 1998. So 10 years, +/- 
> 2 years. But then, the other mobo was old too. Maybe just not quite as 
> old. Should I be checking on a hardware compatibility list at Seagate?

Prior to the ATA-6 specification (released in 2000) ATA interfaces
used a 28 bit addressing mode, which limits the maximum capacity to
123 GiB (137 GB in SI units). For details see the wikipedia article

There's a good chance that you will have to spring for a new controller.


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