Two identical Seagate 160gb HD's - One only reports 32 gb. Baffled!!
Posted on 2004-09-15
I have two Seagate ST3160023A hard disks on my system. One is recognized by the mainboard (Gigabyte 8KNXP) BIOS normally, the other as having a capacity of only 31.8 gb's!!
I have tried this on 4 different systems, and always the same story. I have tried OnTrack Disk Manager and created 5 partitions that seemed to work in DOS. However, upon loading Linux, the partitions beyond 32 gb's were reported as faulty and never accessible - nor correctable by the Mandrake 10 installation means.
I am completely baffled and will be very happy if I could find a solution.
PS: Are the eproms on these Seagates programmable by the user?