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Roy Davies
Posted on Saturday, April 7, 2001 - 6:28 am:   

I have a Pentium 11 350, 128 Mb RAM, existing Fujitsu 10.1Gb Hard Drive, Microstar motherboard 6156 ver 1.0 BX7, Ami Bios (c) 1996, American
Megatrends Inc A615601 Ver2 121498 and Windows 98.

I want to add an additional Hard Drive to my
system. All new hard drives come as UDMA 100 while my motherboard only supports UDMA 33. Does anyone forsee any problems with this or my Bios (which is now quite old and can't be upgraded).
Posted on Saturday, April 7, 2001 - 11:04 am:   

well, fujitsu has an automatic detection in the hard drive itself. so there isn't a problem there, whether it's a c: drive or not, but other makers may have to disable it if you want to use it as a c: drive.
John Matthews
Posted on Saturday, April 7, 2001 - 4:01 pm:
Posted on Saturday, April 7, 2001 - 8:58 pm:   

If you're gonna shell out cash for a fast new drive, you might want to consider getting an ATA100 controller card as well. They are cheap now, around $30, and the overall performance boost is quite stunning. Best of all, they have an onboard bios which will bypass any issues you might encounter with your old system bios. Make your new drive the C: and the Fujitsu the D: so you get the most out of the new drive.
Roy Davies
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 - 11:41 am:   

Thanks for the feedback

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