|04-15-2006, 02:51 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA
Want to upgrade my IDE HD on my A1200T. Ideas + tips?
Hello all, Sorry for what is probably a stupid question, put have had a bad run of luck with computers lately (thankfully, it's only my dad's old IBM-comp PC) and I may need a 'refrsher course'....
I want to upgrade my Amiga 1200T's IDE Hard Drive (8.5 GB), to something like 40GB, or more. I assume that I could set it as a 'slave', install it in place of my CD-ROM, format, partition, and then copy my SYS: and all other files over, and then put it in place of my original HD, set as 'Master', right?
I am running OS 3.9 with BB 1 & 2, FFS...any precautions on partitioning the HD? I read that the boot partition should reside within the first 2GB, should it be smaller than 2GB, or can I use the full 2GB? How large can the partitions be? Finally, can anyone recommend a reliable brand for hard drives? It seems that I read more and more of catastophic HD failures, even after only a month or two. :roll: Obviously, losing my boot HD is Not an option...Any Help would be great....
P.S. Sorry, I asked some of these questions before, but I couln't find them in the posts (yes, I used the search)... :-?
A1200T / '060, 256MB, CD-R, OS3.9
A4000 w/ WarpEngine / 82MB , OS3.1
A4000 16MB, OS 3.9
A1200 , '030 / 10MB
...And a very sick 4000T
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