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fwc
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2004-06-23T12:14:50Z
I ordered a 160 GB harddrive off newegg.com not long ago. I dont know a lot about messurments but can someone please tell me if this is normal. The description says 160 GB (Samsung, killer deal at 93$) but when I installed it, the total number of mb only came out to around 130,000. I though it should be more like 160,000 cause I thought 1024 mb = 1 GB. This is either a standard of measurements I am not aware of or the system has jipped me.
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Jordan
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2004-06-23T12:32:22Z
Older Mobos can't handle rives over 130MB and it could also have something to do with what OS you are on. If it is the Mobo try getting a BIOS update or an IDE controller card.
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2004-06-23T13:13:24Z
Yes, well let me see. (Loots through old manuels). Aha, the mobo (as you new fangled kids like to call it) is a VIA P4PB 400-L, bought sometime in the summer of 2002. How would I get a bios update? IDE controller wouldnt be worth the trouble. The OS is Windows XP and I formatted it NTFS.
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2004-06-23T13:56:25Z
The BIOS update will be on the manufacturers website along with nstructions on how to flash the BIOS, it is unlikely that it will fix it though.
Ramman
2004-06-24T10:02:40Z
Hey Jordan, wasn't there something with SP1 that fixed recognition problems of drives over 130GB? I seem to recall reading something about that. Can't put my finger on it though...

Checking out the mobo (motherboard for us oldtimers ) now to see if a BIOS flash will work.

EDIT:

The latest BIOS version (1.33a) gives support to high capacity HDD's. It doesn't specify the largest it will support.

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While your there you might as well download the latest 4-in-1 drivers and the rest of the latest boards drivers as well.
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