ludwig wrote:Hi Plasticuser,
Thanks for your reply. I think that the drive is ATA100 - if you read my post - you'll see ATA100 (I copied and pasted the disc description from their website).
Other posts on this forum led me to believe that I can install larger disc drives, but that the RAQ will only see 137 GB. As the price difference between 120 GB & 160 GB here is less than 2 Euro (about 2.50 dollar?) I would prefer to have the extra space.
What I don't want to do is order a drive which then doesn't work. I already have more than enough storage on other machines here.
I cannot recall 160Gb drives being available BEFORE the ATA-133 standard was introduced. Indeed, I think I have a Seagate 40Gb HDD that is ATA-133 - I had to use the Seagate Tools utility to switch the interface down to ATA-100 so it would work with the IDE controller I had back then (this was on a PC, not a RaQ!)..
So, the issue is: If the WD drive you mention is able to work as a ATA-100 drive, then you'll be OK. Or if it auto-senses, the ATA-100 interface, then you'll be OK.
This of course is true, whether it's a 120Gb or a 160Gb drive...!
Either way, please let us know if it works as there's nothing better than ACTUAL proof that something works OK - even if you have to be the guinea pig....!