IDE HDD

  dkuk2000 00:36 13 Jan 04
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Forgive my innocence but are all IDE HDD standard connection (i know that the motherboard supports ide)or would the number of pins vary ?

  Giggle n' Bits 00:48 13 Jan 04

ide cable but you can get a 40pin IDE cable with a 80 wire.

Then there is SCSI and Seriel ATA but I wouldn't go there with these 2.

We could hel you more if you give us more detail.
Are you upgrading ? or swapping a HDD over ?

Thing is with older machines if you have a old machine with a dated bios usually older than 1998 its unlikly to be able to recognise a HDD bigger than say 20GB and will only see it as say 8.5GB or near.

  dkuk2000 00:50 13 Jan 04

Thanks you've answered my question.
It's my brothers pc and you're right it can only read 8.5GB.
Thanks Again

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