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Dfi NF4 Ultra-D gremlins??

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Steves_pc, 16 Feb 2006.

  1. Steves_pc

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 706

    Location: Near a Sandbank in Norfolk

    Had a few gremlins with hdd's recently but thats another story :rolleyes:
    i've noticed most of them are being detected as CHS , but i'm 99.9999% certain they all used to be LBA....

    4 of my hdd's are MAXTOR :cool: (i know what some are thinking!)
    and theres a pair of Hitachi's

    Any one else notice what theres are showing up as and wether they changed or not, just got a gut feeling something strange is going on or about to happen :eek:

    Cheers
     
  2. Street

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 7,934

    Location: Liverpool

    Yeh I noticed that about a week ago, one of my drives is CHS, didnt think anything of it, just assumed it had always been that way and I'd never noticed it! Its only one of my drives that is coming up as CHS..
     
  3. Defcon5

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,424

    Location: Whitwood, West Yorks

    Erm... whats chs and lba?
     
  4. Steves_pc

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 706

    Location: Near a Sandbank in Norfolk

    Briefly, its to do with how the motherboard recognises the hdd's capacity
    CHS = Cylinders, Heads, Sectors
    long time ago you had to tell the mobo what those settings were :eek:

    LBA = Logical Block Addressing, Newer easier and usually auto detected in the bios, theres the basics but for an all you wanted to know try here
     
  5. Steves_pc

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 706

    Location: Near a Sandbank in Norfolk

    So where's all the DFI owners when you need them :p