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Max Hard Drive supported

Installed a 500 GB Hard Drive

Note detected

Tried 120 GB no go!

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    Dominic May 11, 2010

    How did you install it? What kind of drive is it? EIDE, SCSI, SATA?

  • Carlos Galvez May 11, 2010

    do you what make / model of motherboard do you have ?



    its usually printed on the mobo itself..



    something like KVN-M2 or so...

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Is this your principal drive or is a SATA drive the main one
Sata and IDE drives do not work together unless you fiddle about with BIOS

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