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Re: [vox-tech] ATA133 120GB HD okay to use with Pentium I?
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Re: [vox-tech] ATA133 120GB HD okay to use with Pentium I?

"Mark K. Kim" <markslist@cbreak.org> writes:

> Hello.
> I got a ATA133 120GB Maxtor hard drive.  Would this work on a
> Pentium I with a (I think) ATA33 controller?  I don't see why it
> wouldn't, but the guy at CompUSA told me it probably won't even
> boot.  Just thought I'd check before I open the box and face the
> wrath of a 15% restocking fee.

I have a PC from 1996 which does not recognize drives larger than 8G.
A third party controller was required to recognize larger drives.  I
used a Promise controller IIRC, which has it's own BIOS.  The problem
lies with the original BIOS.

Ricardo Anguiano
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