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Hi,

i'm thinking of buying a large hard drive and i don't know if the current BIOS will recognize it. The MB is QDI BrillianX 1s (P6i440BX/B1s). I checked on the QDI homepage for a bios update and there is one, but in the description there's written only that there's support for large HDD, but how large? Does anybody know it?

Thanx
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by:genguy
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This generaly means larger than 8mb.
Even if it does not support it, you can use disk management software from the hard drive manufacturer to allow the system to use the entire drive.
The other thing is the operating system, original win95 only supported fat 16 which is limited to 2mb partitions, if you have win95 osr2 or later you can use fat 32, and the whole drive can be 1 partition.
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by:genguy
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Sorry, that should be 8gb and 2gb. Typo.
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by:magarity
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A 440BX chipset indicates this system is new enough to handle any size disk with a current BIOS revision installed.
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by:SysExpert
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I agree with magarity ,  the newer BIOS is probably for drives over 32 GB .

I hope this helps !
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This page indicates that release v22e supports drives up to 75Gb...
http://www.qdigrp.com/qdisite/eng/support/d_qditechbios.htm

regards,

Road Warrior
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Hi RoadWarrior,

on the link you gave me, there's an bios update, but it differes from the one on the bios update page. Which should i use ?
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Sorry, only now i noticed that they are same...
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