I have a Sony Vaio VGN-S360 (PCG-6FIL) Laptop. This is a great little computer that has a few more years of life left in it. Certainly a lot better then most net books being sold today and it’s only a tad bit larger. I just installed a 320gb WD pata hard drive. I’m only able to see 137gb of that drive. I’ve tried a lot of different things and haven’t been able to find a solution. I want to be able to see the full 320gb and be able to use Acronis true Image to image the old drive to the new drive.
I have been able to install an Ontrack drive overlay but Acronis doesn’t like that. I get an incompatible partition with Ontrack installed. I’ve done some reading and see the limitation is related to not being capable of 48 Bit LBA addressing and not having ACPI Support in the bios.
I have checked for the latest Bios upgrades and nothing is available from Sony.
Just wondering if anyone has any suggesting to accomplish my goals of accessing the full 320Gb and being able to use Acronis to image the old drive to the new drive.
I would seriously entertain the idea of using a hacked bios to overcome this limitation if the hardware is capable.
Looking for any and all ideas.