Let's try the numbers.
Remember that drive makers give you 1 billion bytes to their GB. So...
160,000,000,000 times 0.9313226 = 149.0116119 Gigabyte (GB)
Seems spot on.
Tried finding subject on web. No luck. Tried the search feature here, but it seems to be down. Anyway, here goes. Just bought a 160G Samsung HDD to replace a Maxtor 40G.
Originally, I was going to add a 120G drive to the 40G, not replace it. Since I wasn't going over 137G, I wasn't paying attention when this subject was discussed. LBA is supported and turned on in my BIOS. Obviously, or I wouldn't be getting over 137G. My trouble is Windows 98se is only seeing 149G, not the whole 160G. Linux will, but that doesn't help, it is on the other drive. I was able to Fdisk using percentages. 25% gets me 37.2G rather than the desired 40G(less overhead) and 75% gets me 111.7 rather than 120G.
Samsung site doesn't mention it. I have seen this addressed in the past, but I didn't think I needed it. My fault. Won't be changing to XP for a little while, so any thoughts on the problem would be appreciated.
Samsung 160G+20G Seagate