80gb harddrive install

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can somebody tell me if this bios date can use the 80gb hd
are the setting right in the .NFO file>>>see below

on a motherboard biostar m6vbe
bios date: 11/18/1999
bios type: award modular bios v4.51pg
bios id: 11/18/1999-693-8671-2A6LGB09C
bios eval: VBE1118A
chipset: VIA 82C961 rev 34
superio: SMC 60x rev 0 found at port 3F0h


Beschrijving Schijfstation
Fabrikant (Standaardschijfstations)
Model MAXTOR 4K080H4
Bytes/sector 512
Geladen medium Ja
Type medium Vaste schijf
Partities 1
SCSI-bus 0
SCSI-logische eenheid 0
SCSI-poort 0
SCSI-doel-ID 1
Sectors/track 63
Grootte 74,53 GB (80.025.845.760 bytes)
Totaal aantal cylinders 77.530
Totaal aantal sectoren 156.300.480
Totaal aantal sporen 2.480.960
Tracks/cylinder 32
Partitie Schijfnr. 1, partitienr. 0
Partitiongrootte 74,53 GB (80.025.813.504 bytes)
Startoffset van partitie 32.256 bytes

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By the date, it should. And judging by the nfo, it seems you already are. Was there an error or something?
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I agree with Soupy... The only thing I can think of is that the drive may be set to UDMA 33 by default (Seagate does that - compatability reasons). If the board supports UDMA 66 or 100 and you have the correct cables then boot should show the what UDMA speed is being used.
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I had reports this Bios supports HDD above 32GB but still some reports it does not .
If I rember correctly I herd of Maxtor 40GB running and WD sometimes not .
No Infos about Seagate and HDD above 64GB .
If it fails to run the HDD get an UDMA controller card that is able to get full speed out of your HDD as the OnBoard is only UDMA33 .
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