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Should I Flash My BIOS?


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#1 GrandslammerBD

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:17 PM

I have purchased this hard drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136284

Western Digital 1TB 32MB Cache 7200RPM

I want to know if it is necessary to flash the BIOS on my MSI 648 Max Motherboard running on a Medion MD 8000 XL Computer. I am afraid the drive wont work unless I flash it. Should I be worried? The serial number of my computer is 11110010170053. I have a fear with flashing the BIOS cause i have heard that it can destroy a computer. I dont have much experience with computers and dont want that to happen. HELP PLEASE!!!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 05:20 AM

Hi, the drive you have purchased is not compatable with your system but you can buy this product to convert it to ide. http://www.satagear.com/SATA_to_IDE.html
As for the bios wait and see if it works before you have to flash it.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 05:48 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....amp;srchInDesc=

For that old a computer and such a large drive I would reccomend a controller card, maybe even an external case with e-sata also
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#4 GrandslammerBD

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 02:12 AM

im considering purchasing this card for my system:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16816132013

Will the 1TB Hard Drive work at full capacity on that SATA Card?

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 04:31 AM

Will the 1TB Hard Drive work at full capacity on that SATA Card?


One guy reports using 4 1.5 TB drives on his
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 11:13 AM

ok thanx for all your help!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 11:29 AM

When you retire that old computer both the new drive and card should prove useful in a new one.

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