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100 Gb Short On Adding New Slave Hdd

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#1 terryb990


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Posted 11 April 2007 - 10:58 PM

I added a Maxtor 160 gb hard drive to my home made computer. All went well until I started to format the drive with their utility program - maxBlaster5. It reported I had a 60 gb drive & would I like to format it. Before I formatted it, I looked at it in windows and it reported 60 gb too. I formatted the 60 mg and that works. Can anyone tell me where my 100 mg went? Following is some info on my machine.
Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Enclosure Type: Desktop

Processor Main Circuit Board

1.93 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cacheBoard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 7VT600-RZ
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Bus Clock: 167 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F3 04/29/2004

Drives Local Drive Volumes

Maxtor 6Y160P0 [Hard drive] (60.02 GB) -- drive 1, c: (NTFS on drive 0) 60.01 GB 4.59 GB free
s/n Y46C58PE, rev YAR41BW0, SMART Status: Healthy f: (NTFS on drive 1) 60.02 GB 56.32 GB free
ST360015A [Hard drive] (60.02 GB) -- drive 0, g: (FAT on drive 2) 131 MB 129 MB free
s/n 3KC22EQT, rev 3.33, SMART Status: Healthy
Sorry about the formatting, hope you can make it out anyway.
Thanks in advance.
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#2 wh00pa


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Posted 12 April 2007 - 12:40 AM

Very odd, if your in the mood for getting a little bit down and dirty you can just backup all your information and just reload windows, on the drive. if it still says it 60 gig's then its probley not a 160 gig or its broken

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 01:57 AM

With a Seagate Drive, you just knock off the ST3 from the identification # and the next figures give you the capacity. Seagate has acquired Maxtor now and the same thing applies - take off STM3.

You have an original Maxtor and I can't find out about them so you may like to hunt around.


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Posted 12 April 2007 - 03:52 PM

was the drive brand new?

did you format it in ntfs because i have read somewhere something about fat/fat32 not being able to recognise anything more than 60gig.not sure on that though!!

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 05:06 PM

Sorry I've been gone for a while.
whOOpass: I'll try your suggestion, but only as a last resort.

rowall5555: On a maxtor drive, you knock off the first two characters to find the drive capacity. So in my case, the model number is 6y160p0. That means the drive's internal label thinks it is 160 gb.

arny: Yes, it is a new drive, right out of the box and it is formatted in ntfs.

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