I bought a 1TB SATA disk (Maxtor diamondmax 2) from Novatech (great service and best price!). Made sure jumper was set (as supplied) to 1.5 GB speed. Instaled as is. Yes and of course, the device wasn't detected!
Went into BIOS (press F2) after re boot. then selected autodetect and saved. It could see the drive, but had no track, size info. Rebooted and went into BIOS again and reselected. This time the system recognised the drive fully and then VISTA installed fine - took about an hour. Make sure the DVD drive is first boot option. Glad I didn't look at this forum until I had had success otherwise I would have been straight back to Maplin!!
Scaleo recogmises the whole drive (about 950MB) and so far everything seems to work apart from:
- no sound through SCART, so using phono out off rear panel (see separate posting)
- headphone socket doesn't work
So far, so good!
thanks to everyone whose postings on scart I have found most useful