Maxtor 30gig HD is recognized as much smaller.

Posted on 2003-03-22
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Hi, I have a Pentium III, 500mhz pc running windows 2000. I have just bought a Maxtor Diamondmax 30gig HD which is only being recognized as being 7.85gig. Does anyone know why this might be? The disk was auto-recognized by the computer when I put it in, stating this capacity from square 1. I configured the disk within the 'disk management tools' (naming, format, letter assign etc), expecting that perhaps formatting might work, but it remains the same. Is fully functional other than in size.

Thanks for any help,

Question by:chalexmandrake
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stevenlewis earned 225 total points
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probably a bios limitation. try flashing the bios, or use the drive overlay software that comes with it (maxblast)
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Use the drive overlay sofware that is supplied with the drive. Do not 'flash' the bios unless you are absolutely sure of what you are doing and you know the risks. The risk is that you could end up with an expensive paperweight rather than a pc.

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Thanks chaps, have sorted it out now. You were both correct about using the Maxblast software. Was not supplied it with the HD and the guy in the shop said I would just need to configure it in 'disk management tools' - which was not right. Cheers.

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