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How much big HDD can i connect to my ASUS-CUBX-L motherboard?

I have an ASUS-CUBX-L motherboard and i am currently planning to upgrade my hard disk, since my old HDD crashed. I doubt whether this mother board supports the 160 GB and 320 GB PATA IDEs (Seagate or Western Digital) available now. Can some one confirm me on this. If these hard disks are not compatible please let me know which is the highest one i can use. My busted hard disk was a Maxtor 80GB.


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  • Antony_003 Jan 09, 2008

    Thanks Nitrotrike for your suggestion. I think it should work. But Can you please help me with this. Please let me know how i can get the BIOS update utility and also where in the net i can find the latest BIOS updates that can be downloaded.



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The size of the drive that will be detected can vary on a number of things: bios version, and OS.

They will both "physically" work, but the full capacity may not be "seen".

The 160 should work fine, but the 320 may only "show" as a 250 or 300.

My best advice is to flash the bios to the latest, and start with the 160. Install your OS, and connect the 320 as a slave after the OS install, and check its properties.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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    brian c Jan 09, 2008

    The last bios was dated 8/27/2002, version 1008.004

    When you go to this site, put in 'CUBX-L' in the box in the upper left.

    The bios file is under "bios"
    The flash utility is under "bios-utilities"

    Let me know if you need any more help.



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