Thread: Motherboard HDD help
October 25th, 2009, 01:47 AM #1
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Motherboard HDD help
Hey everyone =)
I have a Gigabyte 8S661FXMP-RZ motherboard and as silly as this may sound, i look up the specs and all that about my motherboard but cannot figure out what kind of HDD would be compatible for my motherboard. I'd like to do a lil update but cant work out what i need to buy and what sort of specs the HDD is allowed to have. Can someone please help me out.
Thank you =)
October 25th, 2009, 04:13 AM #2
2 IDE connection (UDMA 33/ATA 66/ATA 100/ATA 133), allows connection
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October 25th, 2009, 01:23 PM #3
Yup, SATA or PATA but if you get a SATA2 (300MB/S interface) drive, make sure it has a jumper to switch it to slow SATA as some early chipsets have a problem with Autosensing. Generally Hitachi hard drives are the only ones that lack a jumper to set a SATA2 drive to SATA (150MB/S interface) Not sure of any drive size limit but anything up to 1TB should be OK. My needs have not gone past the capacity of a 160GB drive. Just install the latest BIOS update.
You can contact Gigabyte thru their web site for the straight scoop. IDK how long it takes for a reply.
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