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Thread: Decided to get a fv24, now which hard drive?

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    Post Decided to get a fv24, now which hard drive?

    This is what one of the web pages says about the interface for this mobo:

    On board IDE Controller
    Support PIO Mode 4 and DMA Mode 2
    Supoort Ultra 33/66/100 Synchronous DMA mode

    Now, I can not find a single hard drive that says this exactly, obviously there is something I don't know about the way hard drives are named. Can someone point me in the direction of a 100gig that will work with this mobo.
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    Just about any 100gig IDE interface hard drive you buy today will work.

    Look at Picewatch and choose hard drives for some really good prices.

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    Thanks, but it's the "just about" part that concerns me. I'm sure if I were to chose one, it would happen to be the one that won't work. What I am not seeing in the descriptions of the hard drives is "Synchronous DMA mode" I have seen "DMA (ultra)" and "ATA 100", will both of these work?
    It would be nice if someone could point me to a specific model that they know will work. Thanks
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    any hard drive you buy will work. Hard drives are pretty standardized, I would be very very surprised if you could find an IDE hard drive that won't work in that system.
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    DMA 100, Ultra ATA 100, ATA100, DMA(ultra), yadda yadda yadda, are used more or less interchangably to mean the same thing.... That you can access the hard drive through direct memory access and that it meets the standard that will supposedly allow you to transfer 100 mb/s. What you want to look for is a drive that is at least ATA/33 and spins at least 5400 rpm. Ideally, you should get a drive that is ATA/100 and 7200 rpm.

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    Cool

    Any hard drive available will work. Hell, if you can find a PCI controller for one of those old dual cable 20Meg Seagate MFM drives, they'll work too.

    My personal opinion is to get a laptop drive. More expensive, but designed for a hostile environment.
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    Cool, thanks guys...
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    Shuttle FV-24, 100gig, DVD, 10.4 VGA TFT, 866MHz, 128MB Ram, Keyspan remote, DC-DC

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