ATA<=100 & 136+GB Drives

madamimadam

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Just wanted to clarify the problem here. Firstly, it is 136GB that is the cut off point and secondly is it 136GB drive or volume? IE, if I get a 180GB drive and make an 80GB partition will I have 1 partition of 80GB and one of 100GB or will I have one of 80GB and one of 56GB???

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madamimadam

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Originally posted by Mephisto
It worked fine


Now i have like 700gb in my tower
Well how can that be? People have been saying here for AGES that ATA100 can only support up to 136GB.

Is your drive partitioned?
 

Mephisto

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Not partitioned

OSX is why i dont need another card to load the 250gigger


I could pop in a 320 gig into each bay w/o any probs
 

TyleRomeo

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Originally posted by Mephisto
I just put 1 250gig into my 1Ghz MDD
can you elaborate on what kind of 250GB drive you put in. And you say you didn't partition it and were using apples ATA-100 interface to connect it and not some 3rd party ATA controller.

tyler
 

Mephisto

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Maxtor 250gig 5400, got it last week.
299.99 after rebate (price has gone up since then)

No partition, no special card. Ends up at like 233gig after formating.

Jaguar allows for use of +137gig drives on compatible motherboards...ummm...think thas all
 

TyleRomeo

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Originally posted by Mephisto
Maxtor 250gig 5400, got it last week.
299.99 after rebate (price has gone up since then)

No partition, no special card. Ends up at like 233gig after formating.

Jaguar allows for use of +137gig drives on compatible motherboards...ummm...think thas all
hmmm as far as I knew the Maxtor 250GB 5400RPM drive was only availible in a Firewire case and 160MB 7200RPM was the largest internal Maxtor drive out there. Where did you find it? at maxtor or a 3rd party site? and do you have the address cuase thats a great price for that much storage.

tyler
 

Mephisto

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CompUSA had them on sale until Sunday.
They werent even on display, I had to go in and ask for it directly.
 

madamimadam

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Do you know what machines, apart from your MDD, have these boards?

BTW, it is so good to get information from someone that is actually doing the task.
 

Mephisto

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doesnt the mdd come with 4bays?


2 fer 33
2 fer 100

or is that 66?

Now that I think of it, it may be 66
 

madamimadam

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Originally posted by Mephisto
doesnt the mdd come with 4bays?


2 fer 33
2 fer 100

or is that 66?

Now that I think of it, it may be 66
Yeah, it is 66 and I was just being a 4 letter "C" word
 

TyleRomeo

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Originally posted by Mephisto
know whus funny?


The 250gigger is plugged into my ata33 bay, not the ata100
ok, you know what im really not buying this whole 250GB Maxtor drive garbage. First of Mephisto has no idea what ATA port he has connected the drives to. I'm not going to believe that you put it below your combo/superdrive. And if you put it in either one of the free ATA-66 slots then it would not register anything higher then 120GB anyway. So your only option was to run it through the second ATA-100 controller. Which you say you haven't.

Actually I scoured the Maxtor website and eventhough they are making drives that are 80GB per platter, the 250GB does only comes in the Firewire version.

I dont buy that comp usa would only have these special drives in the back and ofcourse they are on some special deal for $299. My comp usa just got in the WD 180GB and 160GB drives in. The 160GB cost $300 and the 180GB is $350, so there is no way that anything you say is valid in anyway. Unless you have some pics of the HD installed in one of your ATA33/66 slots. What do you guys think?

tyler
 

madamimadam

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Originally posted by TyleRomeo


ok, you know what im really not buying this whole 250GB Maxtor drive garbage. First of Mephisto has no idea what ATA port he has connected the drives to. I'm not going to believe that you put it below your combo/superdrive. And if you put it in either one of the free ATA-66 slots then it would not register anything higher then 120GB anyway. So your only option was to run it through the second ATA-100 controller. Which you say you haven't.

Actually I scoured the Maxtor website and eventhough they are making drives that are 80GB per platter, the 250GB does only comes in the Firewire version.

I dont buy that comp usa would only have these special drives in the back and ofcourse they are on some special deal for $299. My comp usa just got in the WD 180GB and 160GB drives in. The 160GB cost $300 and the 180GB is $350, so there is no way that anything you say is valid in anyway. Unless you have some pics of the HD installed in one of your ATA33/66 slots. What do you guys think?

tyler
Firstly, calm down;
Secondly, now one has said that is would not work;
Thirdly, if you have a lot of drives there is no reason why you could not put it under the superdrive it would just be slow at times on the 33 bus.
 

madamimadam

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Originally posted by Mephisto
http://www.partech.gotdns.com/Picture2.pdf
http://www.partech.gotdns.com/Picture3.pdf

This are screenshots of "proof"



Im too lazy to scan my repciept to proove the price tho : /


http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=298701&csearch=


This is the Compusa page for the 250gig drive to prove that it exists...its 399.99 now, cuz the sale is over.
Well, dude, I really don't think you should have had to have done all that. People are so bloody untrusting here.