Asus CUSL2 rev 1.02 ,BIOS rev 1001.A

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Fisher, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Fisher

    Fisher Guest

    1) I intend to buy a ATA 133 7200 rpm 8MB cache 80GB. hard disk
    Will the motherboard support?
    The manual reads as: The I/O controller hub 2 (ICH2) features support for
    ultra DMA 100.

    1.1) If I connect this ATA 133 hard disk of 80GB to the board....then
    a) will the bios read the capacity as 80gb or lower?
    b) will there be a loss in performance ?

    2.) Or Should I buy a ATA 100 7200 rpm 8MB cache
    80GB hard drive .

    Thank You for the help

    Fisher, Aug 15, 2005
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  2. Fisher

    Paul Guest

    With a recent enough BIOS, the CUSL2 will handle a disk larger
    than 128GB, according to this:

    Simply try the new disk on the motherboard, and see if the total
    80GB is reported. If it is not, then a BIOS upgrade should
    help. Go to

    type in CUSL2, select the right board, then click "BIOS"
    to get a list of available BIOS.

    The ATA standard rates are backward compatible. You may
    connect an ATA133 disk drive to an ATA100 controller. It
    will still work.

    Paul, Aug 15, 2005
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  3. Fisher

    Fisher Guest

    Thanks paul..
    I just wanted to know fi ATA133 drive will work with ATA 100
    controller..that was my main worry.
    I will get a ATA133 maxtor or segate drive..
    Thanks once again.

    Fisher, Aug 16, 2005
  4. That is the least problematic part. Besides, with the kind of drives
    you're considering, it doesn't matter whether the drive supports up to
    UDMA100 or UDMA133, as long as the other parameters (data density,
    access time, firmware optimization etc.) are up to par.
    Do *not* buy a DiamondMax Plus 9 if you value your data. You may want to
    consider a Samsung instead (SP0812N).

    Stephan Grossklass, Aug 17, 2005
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