ATA /133 Controller

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gerson75

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Hi everyone:
I recently purchased a 80 GB 7200 RPM Maxtor HD to be used as an additional drive.Since my motherboard has a 32 GB capacity barrier and Flash updating the BIOS is such a problem, I bought a Ultra ATA/133 Controller PCI Card.I installed the card and its drivers but the HD still shows a 32 GB capacity in My Computer.Windows is in the NTFS File System so I don't know what I need to do. Please help!
 
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check to make sure everything is connected properly, also enter your cmos setup, and make sure the drive is set to autodetect.
 

JohnWill

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Well, the autodetect setting is not significant, since you have to connect the drive to the ATA-133 controller to enjoy the larger drive size. :)

If you have connected the drive to the controller, I'm not sure what is happening, since I use a Promise ATA-133 with a 200 and 160 gig drive on it, simply because my BIOS only handles 128gig or smaller.

The other point is, for NT-2K-XP, you have to load the drivers for the controller before you'll see any attached disks.
 

gerson75

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I did my homework using Microsoft Help and found the answers to my questions.Just had to make another partition of the drive.
But thanks a lot anyways.
 
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