When installing a hard drive what does type mean and what is CHS?

by on July 29, 2010

Q: I am trying to install a hard drive into my computer. When I get to the BIOS it is asking me for the drive type and CHS Perimeter. What is type and what is CHS?


One Response to “When installing a hard drive what does type mean and what is CHS?”
  1.  

    I see you asked the LBA question too…

    Unless this computer is more than 10 years old you really shouldn’t need to mess with any of these settings.

    If the drive was plugged in correctly it the BIOS should auto detect all settings, and you should accept the defaults.

    If none of that works contact the drive manufacturer for assistance.