60GB: 06/30/1999-i440BX-W977-62400000C-CH

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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mtjo
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This is an A-Trend 6240 board with a slot 1 600Mhz PIII/100Mhz bus. I currently have a Maxtor 30GB drive that is failing and purchased a WD Cavier 60GB Ultra ATA/100. The Bios will only recognize the drive with the jumper in the Master position, but shows 0 for all values. The Maxtor is immediately recognized. The CD with the computer is for ASUS boards, but they look the same? I tried this with the drive by itself, as a Master with the Maxtor as Slave and the WD as the slave. Any info greatly appreciated.

BIOS Manufacturer : Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID : 06/30/1999-i440BX-W977-62400000C-CH
BIOS Date : 06/30/99
BIOS OEM Signon : 6240 VER:2.0r02 WB1
BIOS ROM Size : 256K
Chipset : Intel 440BX/ZX rev 3
Super I/O Chip : Winbond 83977EF found at port 3F0h
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Can you confirm which version your mobo is ?
A-trend wrote:1.1. To record of your ATC-6240 mainboard’s current BIOS version , it is only upgradable following its unique BIOS series , (for example : V1.0 series , V2.0 series , V3.0 series) , it can not mix .
1.2. How to recognize the ATC-6240 hardware version matching with BIOS
version V1.0 series , V2.0 series or V3.0 series ?
The BIOS V1.0 series : for Green_color PCB , PCB version R01 ~ R03.
The BIOS V2.0 series : for golden_color PCB , PCB version R05 .
The BIOS V3.0 series : for golden_color PCB , PCB version R06 .
(The PCB version is printed on the back side of PCB , near to DIMM socket)
For more information to differentiate BIOS V2.0 /V3.0 series on the ATC-6240 :
The BIOS V2.0 series is only for PCB version R05 ,
The BIOS V3.0 series is only for PCB version R06 ,
And how to differentiate ATC-6240 PCB R05 and ATC-6240 PCB R06 :
Please check the front side PCB of ATC-6240 mainboard , and its location is between PCI slot 1 and PCI slot 2 .
A-Trend model ATC-6240
Test to comply
With FCC standards
For HOME or OFFICE USE
(For BIOS V2.0 series, PCB R05)
or
A-Trend model ATC6240V-01
Test to comply
With FCC standards
For HOME or OFFICE USE
(For BIOS V3.0 series, PCB R06)
mtjo
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The board is gold, but if I have to pull it to check ver, this may take awaile til I get time. Probably good for it any way to reseat connections etc. I am going to take the new drive back to the vendor to have them verify that is isnt a bad drive first.
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Version identification is easy:
v1.0:
12/08/1999-i440BX-W977TF-6240C-KZ
6240 VER:1.1 08 WB
v2.0:
11/26/1999-i440BX-W977-62400000C-EI
6240 VER:2.0r04 WB1
v3.0:
11/13/2000-i440BX-W977-62400000C-EQ
6240 VER:3.0r05

So you have v2.0 board. The latest BIOS is at ftp://ftp.univ-lille1.fr/pub/vendor/atr ... 240204.bin
Supports HDDs up to 128GB.
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
UniFlash - Flash anything anywhere
mtjo
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Thanks Rainbow, but the ftp link doesn't open from my end. You are correct in that it is a R04 version board.

I found 6240204.bin here. Is this the same file?

http://webhqnl.250free.com/atrend/bios/
mtjo
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Ok, I decided to take the plunge and flash the bios. After backing up the current bios, the Award Flasher v8.12 stopped and printed "Program Files Part Number Does Not Match Your System".

If interested, this zip contains the bios update and my bios backup file.

http://trilogyaudiometrics.com/bios_fil ... _FILES.zip
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that is because your current revision identifier is CH and the new one is EI. That is nothing to worry about. Find an older version of awdflash that allows you to continue anyway or use uniflash.
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System error, strike any user to continue...
mtjo
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I successfully flashed my bios and have 30+G support now. Uniflash rocks. The WD 60GB drive still never was recognized. I exchanged it for a Maxtor 40GB and it was recognized immeditately. Found out also the my supposed 30GD Maxtor is actually a 40GB also. Either the WD 60GB was defective or just incompatible, I just didnt have a good experience with it, so I'll stick with Maxtor hds for now. Again, thanks for all your help. Now about this win2k server install prob........
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Western Digital need to be set for single drive when they are the only device on the cable. Else they will search for a slave device forever...
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System error, strike any user to continue...
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