SE440BX-2 BASEBOARD-WANT TO INCREASE HARD DRIVE SIZE.
MY SYSTEM CAME WITH A 8GB DISK WHAT IS THE MAX DISK SIZE I CAN USE. i TRIED A 160 GB ATA WESTERN DIGITAL BUT IT FAIL TO FORMAT. PARTATION THIS DRIVE FOR 20,40,60,AND 80 PARTATION AND IT STILL FAILED THE FORMAT.. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO
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Re: SE440BX-2 BASEBOARD-WANT TO INCREASE HARD DRIVE SIZE.
You may need to update the BIOS. When first booting press F2 to enter your current bios. The latest bios for your motherboard is version P17. Also if you see a number with an "86A" in it, the number after that number should be "0024". The bios dated 9/1/2000 is the latest version.
If you decide to update the bios, be _very careful_ to follow all instructions exactly, otherwise you can render your computer useless.
While you are in the bios, and before you try updating the BIOS, check your IDE configuration to make sure that the IDE controller is set to "both." Also in the primary IDE master submenu, be sure that "LBA Mode Control" is set to "enabled." When exiting the bios, if you made any changes described above, be sure to select "save on exit" or similar. Re-boot and try the new drive.
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South Bridge: - 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices - 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices iTE IT8718 chip: - 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive
Once you reset the bios everything goes to manufactures default settings. You will need to make some changes within the bios. You'll need the help of the manual. See page 3-20. If your operating system is loaded on to the ATA IDE drive make sure you set bios settings as follows: Connect the ATA IDE to MB primary master IDE port. Connect the ATA SATA drive to the MB's first SATA port. ATA Configuration Set as, [P-ATA+S-ATA] S-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the SATA controller. P-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the IDE controller. On-chip IDE configuration, "ATA Configuration = [P-ATA+S-ATA]". Next go to Boot menu. Make sure the ATA IDE drive is chosen as boot device three. First boot device [Floppy] (If you have a floppy disk drive connected.) Second boot device would be [DVD/CD-ROM] drive. This should be connected to the MB's secondary IDE port & the DVD/CD-ROM drives Master/Slave jumper, set to Master. Third boot device [ATA IDE drive] If your boot drive is the SATA drive than set: third boot device to the SATA drive. (Hard disk drive with operating system loaded on it). Save your changes & exit the bios. Keep in mind all ATA SATA drives are seen as Master drives. SATA drives are seen by the SATA controller & in order by their connection to the SATA port number. Save & exit the bios. The system will auto restart. Windows should start.
Hi araamudhan12, Its your choice. The motherboard will function with either size hard disk drives. The 160BG drive will store more information than you might think. So the question you'll need to ask your self is, do you really think you'll come close to filling up a 500GB hard disk drive. Most users install two drives. One as the primary & the second as an extra storage drive & to back up the primary drives data in case the primary has a problem. When looking for a hard disk drive, go with the drive or drives with the longest warranty. When installing a new drive & the new drive will be your primary drive. Disconnect the 40GB drive. Allow windows to format the drive & install windows from scratch. Once windows is installed & completely updated you can re-connect the 40GB drive & copy all your personal data back to the new hard disk drive. When your sure all the data from the 40GB drive has been copied over. Install another 160GB drive as your back up drive / storage drive. Keep the 40GB drive just in case you missed data that you though you did not need. The Asus P4BP-MX motherboard can run, two Ultra DMA 100MHz hard disk drives.
1.6 System Memory
The Desktop Boards provide the following memory features:
• Two DIMM sockets supporting one of the following10:
2.5 V (only) 184-pin 200/266 MHz Double Data Rate (DDR) SDRAM DIMMs with goldplated
3.3 V (only) 168-pin 133 MHz Single Data Rate (SDR) SDRAM DIMMs with gold-plated
• Unbuffered non-ECC DIMMs only
• Maximum total system memory: 2 GB; minimum total system memory: 64 MB
• Serial Presence Detect (SPD) DIMMs only
• Suspend to RAM
Hi Jason_UK, the motherboard revision does not matter in regards to the SATA size. (The board does support SATA). 2TB is a limit imposed by the MBR partition table. Assuming the disk uses 512 sectors. If the sector size is increased to 4KB, the limit becomes 16TB. Suggest you setup your serial ATA SATA disk drives by downloading the manufactures bootable floppy disk setup software. Most SATA manufactures also provide bootable CD software if you do not have a floppy drive in your system. You will be able to change the size of the clusters allowing you to have access to the entire drive. The floppy software will also allow you to format the disk & there are other features that can be turned on or off. Neither windows nor the bios can make these changes.