I am not sure what to make of your reply. I quoted "controller" because
I was fairly certain that the MB (or in-slot board) was indeed just an
interface to the "real electronics that run the drive". I think we are
saying the same thing.
Beyond anything else I should be asking, I am curious whether the
interface board could be sufficiently dated as to prevent a recent Linux
kernel from successfully talking to the on-drive controller of a new[er]
IDE drive. More specifically, if Linux says "it's time to format your
500GB drive" and that drive is indeed 500MB, then is it safe to assume
that Linux can write to the entire drive?
Wilhelm K. Schwab, Ph.D.
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