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  1. #21
    tee hee hee Space Nigga [slangily complete this slumberer]
    This issue is still not resolved??? Nerd status revoked.
  2. #22
    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    Pentium 200

    Installing a PCI IDE controller card is the BEST way to install large hard drives on older PCs.

    First, the controller takes care of the drive size issue as it has it's own BIOS.

    Secondly, your motherboard has at best a UDMA HDD controller. Installing a new controller card will boost you to either ATA100 or ATA133. This will provide data transfer rates from the hard drive of at least 5 times faster than your on-board IDE controller.
  3. #23
    Jiggaboo_Johnson Dark Matter
    Originally posted by -SpectraL Pentium 200

    Installing a PCI IDE controller card is the BEST way to install large hard drives on older PCs.

    First, the controller takes care of the drive size issue as it has it's own BIOS.

    Secondly, your motherboard has at best a UDMA HDD controller. Installing a new controller card will boost you to either ATA100 or ATA133. This will provide data transfer rates from the hard drive of at least 5 times faster than your on-board IDE controller.

    That's a good idea, thanks...I probably have one laying around somewhere.
  4. #24
    Jiggaboo_Johnson Dark Matter
    Rather than digging around looking for it, I just ordered one off Ebay, $15 free shipping.
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
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