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Old 07-08-2005, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default Bought 400GB Hard Drive...Computer Only Showing 130?

With the help of many of you guys, I bought the parts for a new computer, and everything is in working order. Unfortunetely, the only problem that I can relaly see is that my HDD, which is supposed to be 400GB, is only 130GB. Do I have to install RAID or do something in BIOS or did I simply get cheated by NewEgg? By the way, it's this product:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148063
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Erm. If this is true maybe its a fault HD. I'd call newegg and tell them about if its not RAID, or somthing in the bios. tell them you either want a replacement or a refund you got 30 days on the refund 90 on the replacement from the time of the purchase.
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If you don't have SP2 install it.
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SP1 is required in xp to recognize more than 137 gb on a HD.
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Yea, you need SP2 to recognize a HD that is that large.
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SP2 is NOT REQUIRED!! Only SP1.
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Really, I thought it was SP2.....
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Sigh!!
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Is that it? Thanks so much guys. I was having nightmares yesterday night over this.
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Default Re: Bought 400GB Hard Drive...Computer Only Showing 130?

Hmm, I upgraded to Service Pack I and it's the same thing. It's still jsut about 130GB. What could be wrong?

EDIT: Ah, figured it out. I need to use DiscWizard from Seagate. Let's just hope this works.
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Default Re: Bought 400GB Hard Drive...Computer Only Showing 130?

Does your motherboard allow more than 130GB? If it's old, then it might not.
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Doubt it. I bought it like two weeks ago.
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Quote:
...If you don't have SP2 install it...
...SP1 is required in xp to recognize more than 137 gb on a HD...
...Yea, you need SP2 to recognize a HD that is that large...
...SP2 is NOT REQUIRED!! Only SP1...
...Really, I thought it was SP2.....
...Sigh!!...

Per is of course right... the 48bit address limit was addressed [pun] in service pack one...

however, there are two things, firstly your Hardware must also be capable of addressing 48 bit, so you may need a bios update, and some H/W simply isn't capable.

Secondly, since service packs are cumulative, (i.e SP2 contains SP1 updates), I'd recomend you go with SP2, that way you get the features you want out of SP1, as well as all the other fixes packaged in SP2.

Also I've read on some other places about people still having trouble even after installing SP1, if I remember correctly it has to do with LBA support... try setting the parameters in the bios rather than auto detect.
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If you go to SP2 read this first. SP2 is very critical of the system state at time of install. http://www.scotsnewsletter.com/best_of/xpsp2links.htm
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Default Re: Bought 400GB Hard Drive...Computer Only Showing 130?

Oh yeah. I added a new partition with DiscWizard. I'm still using SP1, and I have a 127GB HDD and a 244GB one. Thanks for everything guys.
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Go here for an explanation of large drive use.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mosaddi...%20Drives.html
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