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ATA 133/100 And ATA 33 HDD Probs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by B3gbie, Jan 29, 2002.

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  1. B3gbie

    B3gbie Thread Starter

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    I have recently upgraded my aged pentium 3 and taken my hard disk with me. The problem is that i have an ATA33 hard disk from my previous system and a maxtor d740x rated at ATA133/100, these are both on the same IDE channel but even with the old HDD disconnected the bios lists the new drive as ATA33 not 100, which the motherboard (Soltek SL-75DRV2 supports). The new drive is master set to cable select, any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. stepheno

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    Hi - IMHO to get the correct rating for your drive you need an 80 pin data cable. 40 pin doesn't support 133/100. After fitting the cable get BIOS to autodetect again. Good luck.

    stepheno
     
  3. deuce

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    If you have an ATA-133/100 drive... you might as well at least look into getting an ATA-133 card if your mobo doesn't already support ATA-133 (I think Maxtor and ASUS are the only ones using it yet)... that way as long as you have the HD you might as well enjoy using the full transfer speed from that drive. (I don't know how much those cards cost so it is just a thought. :))
     
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