Utra ATA

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Utra ATA

Post by kdtron » Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:27 am

I wanted to replace my monster 3 gig with a 10 gig heh and just realized it says Barracuda Ultra ATA guessing this works only on the Ultra ATA ports with proper cable? I tried all ports with regular cable but windows doesn't see it. Can you anyone confirm this will only work on ultra port w/ ultra cable?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Post by 24seven » Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:52 am

It should also work on the standard ata33 ports...

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Post by Derek » Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:28 pm

Make sure the hard drive is partitioned otherwise it will not show up in Windows Explorer.

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Post by kdtron » Sun Jun 26, 2005 7:31 pm

Thanks I will try it tonight. I never saw a hard drive list it self as ultra ATA thought it was only cable and port that made it ultra ata usable..

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Post by davd_bob » Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:36 pm

How did it turn out?
The drive should be listed on the boot up screen if the hardware is connected correctly.

If you are wondering about connectivity...
Ultra has several ratings. If memory serves(im getting old) Ultra 33 will work with the 40lead cable but Ultra 66, 100 or 133 requires the 80lead cable, and you have to follow the color code on which connector goes where.

Most ide equipment is backward compatable so you get the best speed from the weakest link in the system. The BP6 IDE1 and 2 can handle Ultra33(on the 40lead cable) and many of the regulars here recomend against the HTP ports.
There are *almost* no bad BP6s. There are mostly bad caps.

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