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Buying a new hard drive/compatibility

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by towle44, Feb 19, 2003.

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  1. towle44

    towle44 Thread Starter

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    I need help about Hard drive compatiablity.
    My mother board says its 32bit Enhanced PCI IDE controller with ULTRA DMA/33 function.

    Can I install a harddrive that is ULTRA DMA/66 or 100 ?
    Thanks
    towle44
     
  2. Rockn

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    Yes you can, but it will run at the speed of the controller on your motherboard. You can always upgrade to an add on ATA/100 or 133 controller. You need to also check if your BIOS will support a larger hard drive.
     
  3. towle44

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    Ok thanks I will try it
     
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