A&V 137 GB limitation

Discussion in 'Asus' started by DewTheNet, Apr 3, 2005.

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    DewTheNet Guest

    I have the original A7V w/ Athlon Thunderbird, it has integrated ATA 100

    Recently I purchased a WDC 300GB hard drive, I'm aware of the 137GB limit so
    I flashed my bios to the latest 1011, the ATA 100 controller picks up the
    drive correctly but windows only sees 128GB, I'm runnign windows XP SP2 so
    it should pick up the full drive.

    When I connect the drive to the regular EIDE controller, everything is good,
    windows picks up the entire drive capacity, and yet I'm running the latest

    What can I do to remedy this?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    DewTheNet, Apr 3, 2005
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    Bob Knowlden Guest

    Bob Knowlden, Apr 3, 2005
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    Egil Solberg Guest

    The Promise driver is probably too old.
    Try this one:


    It should support 48bit LBA
    Egil Solberg, Apr 3, 2005
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    Bob Knowlden Guest

    Oops. Somehow the bit:

    didn't register. I believe that the BIOS for the Promise IDE controller is
    included with the mainboard BIOS update, so as you're already using the
    latest BIOS, you probably need newer Promise drivers.

    As another poster remarked, it must be the drivers for the
    Bob Knowlden, Apr 3, 2005
  5. It does, but one should really try to obtain a matching build 42/43
    driver. (I'd try the one for the original U133TX2 or the one for the
    Maxtor OEM cards.) Builds 29 through 39 were notorious for causing sound

    Stephan Grossklass, Apr 4, 2005
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