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problem... 250Gb Hdd is seen as 2TB !!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bader_an, Sep 14, 2005.

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  1. bader_an

    bader_an Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I just bought a maxtor DiamondMax10 250GB HDD...
    and i bought an external case so i can use it on my laptop(toshiba A-50)..

    I have used a 400GB external Drive on the same laptop before..
    I have also used 200GB external drive before on the same laptop..
    all of my previous hdd were western digital....

    The problem is:
    I wanted to format (partition) the hdd... but the computer said that the capacity (unformatted) is around 2 TB :eek:
    i tried to format it as one partition, it wont do it...
    I tried to minimize the capacity to an acceptable (close to real) level (set it to 230Gb) but it wont do it...

    I tried to format it using FAT32, and it worked but to a maximum of 200Gb, it is ok... but the problem is that i can only use 10 GB after that the harddrive gives an error (write-protected)...

    1- have anyone used Maxtor drives before as externals???
    2- Have any one came across this problem before ???
    3- Will it work in a normal PC or not?? (just to format it)... because getting a pc in here is quite difficult

    Thanks in advance....

    NOTE:
    I used the windows XP disk managment tool...
    and i used also Partition Magic 8.0....
    all with the same results...
     
  2. loserOlimbs

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    What external are you putting the drive in?
     
  3. bader_an

    bader_an Thread Starter

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    a commercial (not expensive) one, but i tested it with another HDD (formatted western digital 200GB) and it worked fine....
     
  4. bader_an

    bader_an Thread Starter

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    Thank guys,

    i made a 50 gigabyte partition as FAT32, and it worked fine...

    that's all i need right now :)

    thanks again :)
     
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