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Configuring the BIOS
Type: [Auto]
Select Auto to automatically detect an IDE type drive. This option only works with standard built-in
IDE drives. If automatic detection is successful, the correct values will be filled in for the remaining
fields on this sub-menu.
To configure a drive manually, select User Type HDD. Manually enter the number of cylinders, heads
and sectors per track for your drive. Refer to your drive documentation or look on the drive for this
information. If no drive is installed or if you are removing a drive and not replacing it, select None. Set
the type to CD-ROM to support a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
Translation Method
Translation method allows you to select the sector addressing method. Match Partition Table is rec-
ommended if there is already an OS on the hard drive you are installing to this Notebook PC. Manual
allows you to specify cylinders, heads, and sectors. [LBA] When Logical Block Addressing is enabled,
28-bit addressing of the hard drive is used without regard for cylinders, heads, or sectors. Note that
Logical Block Access may decrease the access speed of the hard disk. However, LBA Mode is neces-
sary for drives with greater than 504MB in storage capacity. The configuration options are: [LBA]
[LARGE] [Normal] [Match Partition Table] [Manual]
Item Specific Help
Primary Master
[ IC25N030ATDA04-0]
<Enter> to select the
type of the IDE drive.
[User Type HDD] allows
you to set each entry on
your own.
WARNING: Ultra DMA mode
3/4/5 can be enabled
only when BIOS detects
shielded 80-pin cable.
[ 1024]
CHS Capacity
Maximum LBA Capacity
Multi-Sector Transfers
SMART Monitoring
PIO Mode
Ultra DMA Mode
Primary Master (sub-menu)
This field is used to configure the primary IDE drive installed in the system. To configure a hard disk
drive, select this sub-menu from the Main menu and press the Enter key to enter this sub-menu.
NOTE: Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have the con-
figuration information supplied by the manufacturer of the drive. Incorrect settings
may cause your system to not recognize the installed hard disk. To allow the BIOS to
detect the drive type automatically, select [AUTO].