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Poll Results: BIOS or UEFI?

 
  • 75% (94)
    UEFI! Innovative, Yet still powerful and reliable!
  • 24% (30)
    BIOS! Old ways are the best!
124 Total Votes  
post #31 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheyster;12225783 
Nah, that honor goes to the floppy drive port. rolleyes.gif

Geez. Even 8086-based computers had a BIOS. Not much computers had a FDD (as we know the interface nowadays) back then, you know.
   
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post #32 of 58
Thread Starter 
I still want a floppy drive just for the hell of it lol. Though I do want a external 3.5in drive for my USB3 that came with my motherboard and I don't have a 5.25 to 3.5 drive bay adapter =(
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post #33 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot;12225755 
Even PS2 was retired at some time.

Don't tell that to my keyboard
    
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post #34 of 58
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Originally Posted by Artikbot;12226123 
Geez. Even 8086-based computers had a BIOS. Not much computers had a FDD (as we know the interface nowadays) back then, you know.

It was the same basic interface, but the connector/cable was different, that's all.

Here is a pic with the old flat style cable/connector (the thick one in the middle), it was pin compatible with what we have now.

12227113595MI4od.jpg
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post #35 of 58
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Originally Posted by Track;12225801 
You still need a floppy drive, believe it or not, to install Windows XP onto a RAID array.

http://forums.hexus.net/488632-post12.html

You're welcome.
    
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post #36 of 58
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Originally Posted by rpsgc;12227253 
http://forums.hexus.net/488632-post12.html

You're welcome.

Oh well. I already bought an external Floppy drive. It was 20$.
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post #37 of 58
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Originally Posted by K10;12221061 
UEFI boots faster too!

Much much faster.

60 seconds on my old board that had a BIOS.
20 seconds on my new one with UEFI.

Strictly speaking though, isn't UEFI a BIOS too?
post #38 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boyboyd;12232279 
Much much faster.

60 seconds on my old board that had a BIOS.
20 seconds on my new one with UEFI.

Strictly speaking though, isn't UEFI a BIOS too?

Yeah, it's kind of like how people used to call Blu-rays "Blu-ray DVDs".

Oh, and thanks for making me feel like crap.
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post #39 of 58
The polls pretty pointless, anyone voting Bios is showing their ignorance of what UEFI is.

All those with boards with UEFI, do you say "i'm going into the UEFI to change some settings", or do you still say "i'm going into the Bios etc"? My guess would be the second, that's what I would say, the same as I say " i'm going to watch a film" not "i'm going to watch a cinematographic digital broadcast".
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post #40 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by purpleannex;12232378 
The polls pretty pointless, anyone voting Bios is showing their ignorance of what UEFI is.

All those with boards with UEFI, do you say "i'm going into the UEFI to change some settings", or do you still say "i'm going into the Bios etc"? My guess would be the second, that's what I would say, the same as I say " i'm going to watch a film" not "i'm going to watch a cinematographic digital broadcast".

I still call it a BIOS, as i can't think of a phonetic name for UEFI yet. I'm considering 'oofey' though.
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