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Hard Drive ?

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by scott69, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. scott69

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    I successfully installed a second hard drive for storing digital video footage on. Although I bought a 80GB drive it only shows up as a 40GB drive. My primary drive is 40GB, the 80GB is a slave. Is it something to do with this, or have I been done out of 40GBs???
     
  2. boogie man

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    What Os are you using & what Format fat32 or ntfs

    Boogie man (Graeme)
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  3. james.miller

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    also what drive is it? you can set IBM's to run as a 32gb drive via jumpers at the back of the drive. you *could* be in a similar situation
     
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    What does your BIOS say the drive is?
    Sometimes setting it there if the BIOS has an autodetect will give its true stats.
     
  5. Kramer

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    As said previously.

    Check your HDD's jumper settings, some drives have a setting to limit the drive size.

    Check your bios - maybe something in there astray. Try "manual" as opposed to "auto detect".

    Have you formatted the drive? NTFS is my choice (unless you're on Win 98/SE).

    ;)
     
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    Mystery Solved !!!
    E-Buyer, who were offering free delivery this month, have sent me a 40GB Drive by accident.
    The BIOS did ID the drive which was a different model number than the 80GB model.
    Thanks anyway guys.
     

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