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Maxtor 120gig HD only reading as 33gig on my computer WHY?
    #2206677 - 12/29/03 02:59 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

i just got this new 120gig hd, and windows xp only reads 33 gigs of it, i know theres ways to get all of it out of it or maybe i need to upgrade or something im not quite sure i used to know all this shit, now im just confused, anyone wanna point me in a direction? its set as slave


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Re: Maxtor 120gig HD only reading as 33gig on my computer WHY? [Re: shroominsmurf]
    #2206794 - 12/29/03 03:55 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

try formatting it. use NTFS


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Re: Maxtor 120gig HD only reading as 33gig on my computer WHY? [Re: shroominsmurf]
    #2207090 - 12/29/03 06:33 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

My guess is either need to repartition with large file support (if using Micro$ofts fdisk) or update your BIOS if your computer is older.


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Re: Maxtor 120gig HD only reading as 33gig on my computer WHY? [Re: Seuss]
    #2208121 - 12/29/03 06:07 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

where abouts would i go to update my bios?


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Re: Maxtor 120gig HD only reading as 33gig on my computer WHY? [Re: shroominsmurf]
    #2209317 - 12/30/03 06:31 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

> where abouts would i go to update my bios?

Different for each computer. Go to the web site of whoever made your computer (motherboard) and start digging. Usually you download a file and run it, which creates a floppy disk that you then boot which then updates the BIOS for you.


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Re: Maxtor 120gig HD only reading as 33gig on my computer WH [Re: shroominsmurf]
    #2209562 - 12/30/03 10:21 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

On some maxtor HD's I have noticed that there is a jumper setting to choose how you big you want to make your drive. This is handy if you want to run a software RAID but useless if you want lots of space. The jumpers are located next to the IDE cable, and there usually is a reference guide on the top of the HD. Check it out, I once thougt I only had a 1gig but it turned out to be a 2.5 because the jumper was wrong.


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Re: Maxtor 120gig HD only reading as 33gig on my computer WHY? [Re: shroominsmurf]
    #2209576 - 12/30/03 10:43 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

you have to have Windows XP SP1 or update your bios or install a PCI ATA controller card they can handle 48-bit addressing or install Intel Application Accelerator.


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Re: Maxtor 120gig HD only reading as 33gig on my computer WHY? [Re: daussaulit]
    #2209580 - 12/30/03 10:49 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Absolutely incorrect.

I had a 120 gig Maxtor and XP before SP1. It worked just fine.


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Re: Maxtor 120gig HD only reading as 33gig on my computer WHY? [Re: shroominsmurf]
    #2210239 - 12/30/03 05:46 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

luvdemshrooms is correct. 120gb drives are not over the 137gb threshold, and should operate without 48bit support. I would suggest going to http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/downloads/index.htm , and downloading maxblast 3 for windows, then use it to format your drive.


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