View Full Version : Bios updates & second hard drive.

13-10-2001, 01:59 PM
I am trying to install a second hard drive (Seagate Barracuda 40GB 7200RPM 100ATA) The first drive is also Barracuda 7200RPM but 20GB 66ATA. The install program says that the Bios does not support a drive this size & installs it as 8.6GB. The install program is Seagates own. I have a Gigabyte 7ZX motherboard with dual bios. The M/B has a Bios introduction date of June 2000 & since then there have been 7 updates listed. Some time prior to deciding to fit 2 drives I flashed the Bios with the latest update. Would this have also installed the earlier updates & would it have flashed both Bios's?? I ask this because one of the earlier ones enabled use of drives in excess of 65GB, & another supported ATA100. This would suggest that the M/B as originally purchased in Sept.2000 was capable of accepting this new drive albeit at 66 not 100. Why am I getting this message & what do I do? The install program is Seagates own. I am running a 700M Duron with 512M 133SDRAM on Windows Me & Iwant to try Linux as well.

13-10-2001, 03:28 PM
When you update your bios, it includes all previous fixes, as it is effectively an 'image' of the latest bios.

13-10-2001, 05:52 PM
you may have to use seagate disk wizard,

Seagate DiscWizard -- http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/drivers/discwiz.html

13-10-2001, 06:49 PM
As I stated in my posting the install program is Seagates own ie: 'Disc wizard' followed by 'Disc manager'

14-10-2001, 07:49 AM
Why use the seagate install at all. Try just setting the bios to auto and see if it detects the hardrive.