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Hitachi 500 Gb Had Drive


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#1 Johnz414

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 10:42 AM

HI Anyone here,

I've recently purchased a Hitachi 500 GB on eBay. I have been working with PartitionMagic and more recently Acronis Partition program (recommended from some one here and it does seem to be a better program than PartitionMagic) to set up partitions on the 500 GB drive only to have all but about 100 GB of the partitions lost every time.

I've heard that I was suppose to get a special disk with the 500 GB drive to re-program Windows XP to except all the 500 GB. I did not get this disk and/or program with the hard drive.

I've also heard that Windows XP was made before they hardly conceived of this large of a drive so XP wasn't made to handle this large of a drive.

Anyhow, does anyone know where I may get this update to XP so that I can start using all 500 GB on my new Hitachi 500 GB Hard Drive? Anyone?

Thank you.

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 06:31 AM

What size are you making the partitions? If they reduce to around 137 gB, then your system doesn't support LBA addressing and you'll need to enable it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303013 Also, your BIOS must support it 48 bit LBA - so check with the system manufacturer.

Here's a link to the Hitachi drive tools: http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/down...=QL#FeatureTool
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