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Re: Largest IDE hard drive supported by internal connector
From: Ted Goodridge, Jr. (tedgoodridgejracm.org)
Date: Sun Sep 19 2004 - 14:22:39 CDT
On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 09:28:43 -0600, Maurice Hilarius
>> In my multia I have a 2.5" IDE disk that is 3.0GB in size. Linux (and
>> MILO) recognises it fine. I never noticed any problems with AlphaBIOS,
>> however the boot partition (FAT formatted) is small and at the start of
>> the disk. Note that SRM on Multia does not support IDE.
> Gee, that is nice that it is "probably" correct.
> We have sold over 200 Multias back when DEC was surplusing them.
> Almost all had to have disk added.
> We have sold over 2,000 FC-530 cables, which we have made specifically
> for the application of 2.5" IDE drives in the Multia/UDB.
> And, yes, you can also put a 3.5" drive in one, assuming you have the
> special bracket required, which are rare as hens teeth.
So I guess it comes down to this...I can put in a 30 gig 2.5 IDE hard
drive, use the special cable from Maurice, and boot from AlphaBios and
milo with a small boot partition? Is that correct?
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