Enable48BitLBA | Break the 137Gb barrier! Who said it couldn't be done? Enjoy your huge disks :)
Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:40 AM
I've decided not to install BHDD31.ZIP, since this probably assumes that I have version 2225 of ESDI_506, instead of 2222. So I'm concerned it may screw up my system!
Can you give me any more information on the changes Microsoft made between versions 2222 and 2225?
I was hoping someone would have the same mobo as me, so they could confirm that it definitely does support HDD's above 137GB.
It says in the documentation that it supports UDMA Mode 6; but does this imply that it has 48-bit LBA support?
Since my Maxtor HDD is UDMA-7, I wonder whether this is backwards compatible with a UDMA-6 mobo?
Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:59 AM
UDMA-mode is not necessarily "directly" related to 48-bitLBA. It's the BIOS-aware ability to utilize 48-bitLBA (built into the HDD). Usually, backwards compatibility (UDMA-n) is also integral. The MS-fix (link above) is a "patch" for up-to 132gb as long as the BIOS supports it. The modules in the first post "patch" the MS "patch" to allow for 48-bitLBA, which exceeds the MS specification as long as the BIOS supports it.
HTH (am I correct, all?)
(p.s. I use this "patched" version as I have a 250gb-48bit HDD on a 48bit-aware PC)
edit - since it's a very new HDD, it probably is 48-bit; BIOS must support it...
edit2 - and the BHDD31 is a complete package... (re-read the link dencorso provided)
This post has been edited by submix8c: 03 May 2010 - 11:08 AM
Posted 30 July 2010 - 02:22 AM
* Big Hard Disk Drive (BHDD) 3.1 tools for Windows 95/OSR1/OSR2/98/98 SP1/98 SE: Fixed FORMAT.COM (also installed by FDSKFRMT.EXE), Fixed FDISK.EXE (also installed by FDSKFRMT.EXE), Disk Defragmenter (DEFRAG.EXE 4.90.3000, also installed by SCANFRAG.EXE) + Disk Scanner [SCANDSKW.EXE 4.90.3000 (Windows mode) + SCANDISK.EXE (native DOS mode), also installed by SCANFRAG.EXE] + Improved Hard Disk Driver ESDI_506.PDR 4.10.2230 (Win98 SE only, also installed by ATADRV98.EXE):
- BHDD 3.1 [474 KB, English]:
- BHDD 3.1 [477 KB, French]:
- BHDD 3.0 [373 KB, Czech]: