First post, by darry
I recently got my hands on a Toshiba 4010CDT notebook with its original 4.3GB HDD from 1998 . That thing is small, slow, noisy and possibly not that reliable anymore .
I would obviously like to swap it out for a bigger, faster and quieter drive . The 4010CDT's BIOS obviously doesn't have LBA48 support, but I was hoping I might get away with an adapted 128GB SDXC card . Preliminary testing indicates that booting Windows 98 SE from such a card appears to work .
My question is essentially :
Is there a simple to use utility that can test/determine if writing to given capacity HDD (block device) using BIOS calls can work reliably for LBA28 or LBA22 (maybe/presumably) without causing data corruption ?
I know that such utilities do exist for LBA48 testing (Re: Adding XT-IDE option ROM to Asus P3B-F BIOS . ), but are there utilities to test/qualify pre-LBA48 functionality ?
EDIT: Machine is a 4010CDT, not a 4000CDT