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Industry standards for BIOS

By soccer4tman ·
I am trying to find documentation for industry standards on BIOS running with a Hard Drive greater than 137 gig. Where would be a good place to get this information?

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BIOS Mefgs web sites

by TheChas In reply to Industry standards for BI ...

There are some downloadable specifications posted at the Phoenix / Award BIOS site.

There may also be some at AMI's web site.

The Developer section of Intel's web site is another good spot to search for specification information.

BIOS limitations are not your only concern.
There are limits in the Ultra ATA specification;
Fdisk and FAT32

The 'next' step in HDD evolution is expected to be serial ATA.
This is a whole new drive interface.
Information can be found at


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Industry Standard

by qballrail In reply to BIOS Mefgs web sites

I've been waiting apparently in vain for a true industry standard. Has this become a foreign term in technology?

The realm of BIOS is no exception. AMI, Phoenix, etc. Soon we may see a whole new BIOS Setup routine in the next generation of computers with as many competitors. Gates has put much effort into making Windows (practically) the Industry Standard in the OS world. However, even that isn't truly Standard. With the likes of Lindows, Mac, and who knows what's on the event horizon.

This may be a new thread all together but I thought I'd interject that little thought.

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