Dave Symes wrote:Yes. I discovered previous problems with a Hitachi 60Gb deskstar which I
> Opportune thread.
> Can I also ask for some advice on this subject please?
> I've never had any trouble adding or replacing Hardrives on this SARPC,
> She only had one drive in the machine so did have a spare IDE channel.
> I've done all the usual stuff, set it to slave, and cabled it up.
> Reset !Boot to recognise two hardrives, and it does.
> Now the problem:
> It's a (New) Hitachi DeskStar 40Gig hardrive.
investigated. Sorry the below stuff is a bit techy; you should be able
to extract information to the depth you're interested in though!
I had a long chat with the Hitachi (well, IBM as-was) firmware team
To demonstrate the age of our equipment, the ADFS bus is using a legacy
Oddly enough, that was deprecated 16 years ago, but we still use the
Why is this techy stuff important? Well, if you try and format it on
However, if it correctly does identify the drive in 32-bit transfer
Newer interfaces (ie the third-party ones), don't do this - they will
From what I've seen, fairly recent (~20Gb) Maxtors and Seagates appear
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