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toshiba_t-series_support:toshiba_t3200sx [2019-09-20 03:08]
omolini [Toshiba T3200SX]
toshiba_t-series_support:toshiba_t3200sx [2020-01-13 22:52] (current)
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 ===== System Expansion ===== ===== System Expansion =====
 ==== Hard disk ==== ==== Hard disk ====
-Toshiba T3200SX comes with either a 40 MB or a 80 MB hard drive. ​The T3200SX/120 was a later upgrade ​model, and comes with a 120 MB hard disk. The system has a standard IDE interface to connect to the supplied Conner CP hard disk. Most Toshiba T3200SX(C) computers are BIOS locked to specific hard disk part numbers, so you cannot upgrade it easily. If you try using a different hard disk, the computer will most likely refuse to detect and use the hard disk, unless it identifies itself with the computer with a part number starting with the letters "​CP"​ which stands for Conner Peripherals. Old (003C) BIOSes will allow you to use any hard drive, but will still use the disk settings for the hard drives that were originally supplied with the system. In this case, you can override the settings programmatically,​ with Anydrive, found under [[Files and Resources]]. ​+Toshiba T3200SX comes with either a 40 MB or a 80 MB hard drive. ​As far as I understand, there was also a T3200SX/​120 ​which was a upgraded ​model, and comes with a 120 MB hard disk. The system has a standard IDE interface to connect to the supplied Conner CP hard disk. Most Toshiba T3200SX(C) computers are BIOS locked to specific hard disk part numbers, so you cannot upgrade it easily. If you try using a different hard disk, the computer will most likely refuse to detect and use the hard disk, unless it identifies itself with the computer with a part number starting with the letters "​CP"​ which stands for Conner Peripherals. Old (003C) BIOSes will allow you to use any hard drive, but will still use the disk settings for the hard drives that were originally supplied with the system. In this case, you can override the settings programmatically,​ with Anydrive, found under [[Files and Resources]]. ​
  
 If you have a BIOS chip that doesn'​t allow for a Hard Disk upgrade, you can program your own BIOS chip with the ROM files supplied below, or contact me and I can program a ROM chip for you for a nominal fee. If you have a BIOS chip that doesn'​t allow for a Hard Disk upgrade, you can program your own BIOS chip with the ROM files supplied below, or contact me and I can program a ROM chip for you for a nominal fee.
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 If you're technically skilled, HighTreason has made a tutorial how to flash the BIOS onto an EPROM. Flashing a compatible BIOS will allow you to boot with any hard disk with a HDD overlay program. Please see [[Files and Resources]] for more information. If you're technically skilled, HighTreason has made a tutorial how to flash the BIOS onto an EPROM. Flashing a compatible BIOS will allow you to boot with any hard disk with a HDD overlay program. Please see [[Files and Resources]] for more information.
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 +If you would like a preprogrammed BIOS CMOS ROM instead, I've started to sell these! These are a drop-in replacement to the old BIOS. Please follow [[http://​rover.ebay.com/​rover/​1/​711-53200-19255-0/​1?​ff3=4&​pub=5575391766&​toolid=10001&​campid=5338306954&​customid=&​mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FToshiba-T3200SX-BIOS-updated-ROM-003CH-with-full-HDD-detection-and-fast-VGA%2F333379507188%3Fhash%3Ditem4d9ef793f4%3Ag%3A0vAAAOSwndFduLpQ|this link to buy]].
  
 ==== CPU upgrades and overclocking ==== ==== CPU upgrades and overclocking ====
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   - ** Older Toshiba BIOS (such as 003C) **   - ** Older Toshiba BIOS (such as 003C) **
-    - The computer will detect any drive and just assume it's a 40 MB  disk (regardless of it'​s ​actual size).+    - The computer will detect any drive and just assume it's a 40 MB  disk (regardless of its actual size).
   - ** New Toshiba BIOS (such as 003E/​003F/​003I) **   - ** New Toshiba BIOS (such as 003E/​003F/​003I) **
-    - The computer ​will only detect a drive manufactured by Conner. It will assume it's a 40 MB drive (regardless of it'​s ​actual size). If you have a different drive than Conner, your computer will simply refuse to detect the hard disk. The model/part number ​of the disk must start with the letters '​CP'​ (Conner Peripherals) for it to be detected.+    - The computer ​not detect a drive unless it is manufactured by Conner. It will assume it's a 40 MB drive (regardless of its actual size). If you have a different drive than Conner, your computer will simply refuse to detect the hard disk. The model/part number ​reported to the computer ​must match the letters '​CP'​ (Conner Peripherals) for it to be detected.
  
 You have a couple of options: You have a couple of options:
  
   - If you have the **older BIOS**, your computer should ignore the part number and will not stop you from using any hard disk regardless of size, but the computer will only give you parameters for a 40 MB drive and the setting can't be changed. You can still boot from it, but you'll only be able to use the first 40 MB of the disk, however there is an easy workaround. You will need to download ANYDRIVE (found in the files section) or any other BIOS HDD overlay program that installs in the MBR of your hard disk, and overlays the correct hard drive parameters at startup. Anydrive overrides the BIOS settings so you can use any size hard disk up to 504 MB. You can use larger disks or even memory cards with IDE-CF or IDE-SD converters, but only 504 MB will be usable. If you know of other overlay programs that allow for larger hard disk utilization,​ please let me know.   - If you have the **older BIOS**, your computer should ignore the part number and will not stop you from using any hard disk regardless of size, but the computer will only give you parameters for a 40 MB drive and the setting can't be changed. You can still boot from it, but you'll only be able to use the first 40 MB of the disk, however there is an easy workaround. You will need to download ANYDRIVE (found in the files section) or any other BIOS HDD overlay program that installs in the MBR of your hard disk, and overlays the correct hard drive parameters at startup. Anydrive overrides the BIOS settings so you can use any size hard disk up to 504 MB. You can use larger disks or even memory cards with IDE-CF or IDE-SD converters, but only 504 MB will be usable. If you know of other overlay programs that allow for larger hard disk utilization,​ please let me know.
-  - If you have the **newer BIOS**, you can do the following:  +  - If you have the **newer ​incompatible ​BIOS**, you can do the following:  
-    - Your Toshiba cannot boot from upgraded Hard DiskYou CAN boot from a floppy disk, but you will not be able to use the hard disk.+    - Buy BIOS CMOS ROM drop-in replacementI've started selling programmed ROM chips that have the 003C BIOS with an updated VGA BIOS. This will essentially allow you to use any hard disk. [[http://​rover.ebay.com/​rover/​1/​711-53200-19255-0/​1?​ff3=4&​pub=5575391766&​toolid=10001&​campid=5338306954&​customid=&​mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FToshiba-T3200SX-BIOS-updated-ROM-003CH-with-full-HDD-detection-and-fast-VGA%2F333379507188%3Fhash%3Ditem4d9ef793f4%3Ag%3A0vAAAOSwndFduLpQ|Please follow this link to buy]].
     - Buy a Conner hard-disk. The part number must start with the letters '​CP'​. Then use ANYDRIVE to circumvent the BIOS hard-coded drive size parameters if needed.     - Buy a Conner hard-disk. The part number must start with the letters '​CP'​. Then use ANYDRIVE to circumvent the BIOS hard-coded drive size parameters if needed.
     - Replace your BIOS chip with an older BIOS.     - Replace your BIOS chip with an older BIOS.
-  - If you have a PROM programmer, flash a BIOS chip with the 3CH BIOS found in the files-section,​ and use ANYDRIVE to circumvent any size limitations. There is a well written BIOS re-flashing guide in the files page in the section labeled Documentation+  - If you have a PROM programmer, flash a BIOS chip with the 3CH BIOS found in the files-section,​ and use ANYDRIVE to circumvent any size limitations. There is a well written BIOS re-flashing guide in the files page in the section labeled Documentation. I also sell these chips in case you do not have BIOS programmer[[http://​rover.ebay.com/​rover/​1/​711-53200-19255-0/​1?​ff3=4&​pub=5575391766&​toolid=10001&​campid=5338306954&​customid=&​mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FToshiba-T3200SX-BIOS-updated-ROM-003CH-with-full-HDD-detection-and-fast-VGA%2F333379507188%3Fhash%3Ditem4d9ef793f4%3Ag%3A0vAAAOSwndFduLpQ|Please follow this link to buy]].
-  - Buy the working BIOS that allows for upgrades. I sell the 003CH hybrid BIOS upgrade for the Toshiba T3200SX for nominal feeYou will be able to buy it from EbayPlease let me know and I will list it for you.+
  
 Note: If you plan to use a drive other than what was supplied with your computer, you must use a BIOS HDD overlay software to avoid data corruption. Note: If you plan to use a drive other than what was supplied with your computer, you must use a BIOS HDD overlay software to avoid data corruption.
  
-**Q: I upgraded the hard disk on my Toshiba, but now it refuses to boot, or detect the hard disk.**\\+**Q: I upgraded the hard disk on my Toshiba, but now it refuses to boot, or doesn'​t ​detect the hard disk.**\\
 **A:** If you have verified the replacement disk is fully working, then your computer must be using a BIOS version that only detects and supports Conner hard disks. See above for details. **A:** If you have verified the replacement disk is fully working, then your computer must be using a BIOS version that only detects and supports Conner hard disks. See above for details.
  
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 ==== BIOS ROM dumps ==== ==== BIOS ROM dumps ====
-If you do not have a EPROM programmer, I provide good ROM chips for a nominal fee. Please contact me for more information. 
  
 ^ File ^ Size ^ System ^ Description ^ ^ File ^ Size ^ System ^ Description ^
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 | {{toshiba_t-series_support:​utils:​t3200sx_bios_003i.zip}} ​                                   | 36 KB   | **T3200SX** | **003I** BIOS ROM. The newest (known) BIOS version for the T3200SX. This BIOS version will **only** accept Conner hard disks. 003I has been improved with a quicker VGA BIOS than earlier versions. Courtesy of **[[http://​www.mirror3dr.com/​|High Treason]]**. | | {{toshiba_t-series_support:​utils:​t3200sx_bios_003i.zip}} ​                                   | 36 KB   | **T3200SX** | **003I** BIOS ROM. The newest (known) BIOS version for the T3200SX. This BIOS version will **only** accept Conner hard disks. 003I has been improved with a quicker VGA BIOS than earlier versions. Courtesy of **[[http://​www.mirror3dr.com/​|High Treason]]**. |
  
-==== BIOS ROM chips ==== +==== Programmed ​BIOS ROM chips ==== 
-I sell compatible hybrid 003CH ROM chips for the T3200SX which will allow any hard disk installation. If you are interested, ​please ​send me an email!+If you do not have a EPROM programmer, ​I sell compatible hybrid 003CH ROM chips for the T3200SX which will allow any hard disk installation. If you are interested, ​I can program a ROM chip and send it to you for a nominal fee.  [[http://​rover.ebay.com/​rover/​1/​711-53200-19255-0/​1?​ff3=4&​pub=5575391766&​toolid=10001&​campid=5338306954&​customid=&​mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FToshiba-T3200SX-BIOS-updated-ROM-003CH-with-full-HDD-detection-and-fast-VGA%2F333379507188%3Fhash%3Ditem4d9ef793f4%3Ag%3A0vAAAOSwndFduLpQ|Please follow this link to buy]].
  
 ===== Gallery ===== ===== Gallery =====
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 {{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-sticker-usa-120.jpg?​350|}}\\ {{:​toshiba_t-series_support:​images:​t3200sx-sticker-usa-120.jpg?​350|}}\\
-Serial number sticker of my US model Toshiba T3200SX/​120.+Serial number sticker of my US model Toshiba T3200SX/​120 ​with a 120MB hard disk.
  
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