128GB: Taken TX3 (LGS Prime 3C 2A59IT4C)

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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RiP2
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:49 am

Hello all,

Can anyone modify the BIOS of this motherboard for me to support 128GB hard disk with UDMA fix?
https://www.sendspace.com/file/hlq8zx

I found a patched one here but sadly, the UDMA doesn't work with it:
http://wims.rainbow-software.org/edwin/

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http://www.rom.by/articles/BP/index_english.htm

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=> Patcher can make support of big HDD (up to 137 Gb) with fixing "UDMA"-problem (HDD UDMA66/100/133 on only_UDMA33 MB)
http://www.ryston.cz/petr/bios/award.html

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3. UDMA mode limitation 
In the older Award BIOSes was the HDD set to highest supported mode, it was not problem when only UDMA33 HDDs were produced, but later problem arised: HDD was programmed to e.g. 66 MHz and chipset maximum was 33 MHz, the result was unreliable operation. There are some solutions, switch off UDMA in BIOS setup at all, or use special program supplied by HDD manufacturer and switch off ATA/66 support. Better way is to implement this directly into the BIOS code. FYI: 
UDMA mode 2 = ATA/33 
UDMA mode 4 = ATA/66 
UDMA mode 5 = ATA/100 
UDMA mode 6 = ATA/133
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Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:52 pm

What brand/model harddisk are you using, what firmware release is it and what kind of brand/model cable are you using?
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:46 pm

edwin wrote:What brand/model harddisk are you using, what firmware release is it and what kind of brand/model cable are you using?
I use Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 10/21 80GB with 40-pin IDE cable.
Both work great on patched ATC-5000/5050
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:23 pm

I'll see if I can find any other patched bioses. Somehow I have a feeling I have seen this board before...
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:56 pm

edwin wrote:I'll see if I can find any other patched bioses. Somehow I have a feeling I have seen this board before...
Thank you, fingers crossed :arrow:
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:53 pm

Any update? :(
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