PA-2013 ... biggest HD?

Discussion in 'FIC' started by Roger Hunt, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Roger Hunt

    Roger Hunt Guest


    I have a PA-2013 with ji4333 BIOS and I'm still not sure of the biggest
    hard drive it will take. Anybody know?

    Roger Hunt, Feb 7, 2006
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  2. 137 GB.
    Alex Zorrilla, Feb 8, 2006
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  3. Roger Hunt

    Roger Hunt Guest

    That's good news. I feared it was 65.

    Roger Hunt, Feb 8, 2006
  4. I could not remember whether it was 65 GB or 137 GB, either, so I
    resorted to doing a Google search. I found some old archived posts from
    this newsgroup, back when this was actually a current topic, lol.

    Alex Zorrilla, Feb 8, 2006
  5. Roger Hunt

    Roger Hunt Guest

    Thanks, I must hone up my News-Googling skills. I believe the 503+ only
    went to 65G (with je4333) but that's out of date info as well.
    Roger Hunt, Feb 8, 2006
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    Mike Thorne Guest

    I have a 120G Seagate running in a 503+ (with JE4333) right now. Works

    [As a side note, I actually got a 160G drive running in it at one point,
    but the BIOS didn't recognize it properly. It declared it to be a 137G
    drive, but the Linux OS queried the drive directly and properly declared
    it to be 160G. Unfortunately, it was *very* slow, possibly because of
    the BIOS conflict.]
    Mike Thorne, Feb 9, 2006
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    tcsenter Guest

    There should be no BIOS or hardware limitations between 40GB and the
    28-bit IDE/ATA limitation (~137GB), excepting some idiosyncratic
    incompatibility between a particular HDD make/model/firmware and the
    BIOS (which is what JE4333 addressed with Quantum drives).
    tcsenter, Feb 20, 2006
  8. There were actually a fair amount of Award BIOSes that had a limitation
    of 65 GB (actually 65535 MB) because of a divide overflow error in the
    BIOS code.
    Alex Zorrilla, Feb 22, 2006
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