i have decided to buy a new hard drive of 40gb or 80gb but i'm not sure if it will work on my pc . i have asked the question to a lot of technicians and some people told me that it will work n others not.
so here are the specs concerning my pc ,please can anybody have a look at it and tell what u think :
Your motherboard is a KM133 "Apollo" chipset design - it should support DMA up to ATA66. So should any standard ATA100 or ATA133 hard drive. It should work fine.
Some pre-1999 BIOS have a hard 65,536 cylinder limit, meaning they can only address 31.5Gb of any given disk. If your BIOS has that limitation, then the disk will work but it will appear smaller than its real capacity. Some parts of the Windows 95 filesystem interface have a 32Gb limit too IIRC.
If your BIOS is newer than that and you don't run Windows 95 then you should be good right up to the ATA LBA limit of 137GB.
I don't know how large a drive your system supports, but I do know that following that address over my slow connection to find the BIOS revisions for your board would not be worth MY time. But since YOU obviously have a faster connection, I can tell YOU to check the BIOS revisions for your board at that site and see if any of them supported large hard drives.
YOUR original BIOS should support 120GB drives (127GB max) because it's new enough, a BIOS update may be available for even larger drives.
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