On Sat, 04 Sep 2010 22:20:54 +0100, ian field wrote:
> "Meat Plow" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news(E-Mail Removed). I.am...
>> On Sat, 04 Sep 2010 21:46:29 +0100, ian field wrote:
>>> While rummaging through some old PC stuff I found the PCB from a
>>> Western Digital Hardcard.
>>> IIRC these came in 2 types - the old ST506 with seperate data cable
>>> and the IDE type, the one I found is the IDE type.
>>> As far as I can remember, it auto detected the drive parameters, and I
>>> wondered whether anyone knows what the capacity limit might be?
>> Guess --- under 137gb
> Maybe I should dig out the couple of old XT-turbos gathering dust in the
> spare room and find out whether either can be got going again.
> Recently I gathered up all the abandoned HDDs laying around, they range
> from a lowly 1Gb to 200Gb so I could put your guess to the test.
> Is your guess based on geometry recognition limits or FAT limitations?
Guess based upon the age of the controller. The onboard BIOS wouldn't be
one that could do 48 bit LBA because drives of that size hadn't been