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250 GB Seagate drive in Bytecc external hsng not recognized

by oldieguy / February 27, 2008 1:45 AM PST

Win XP Professional in new Dell Vostro does not recognize Bytecc 320 external hsng with 250 gb Seagate drive. Under hardware manager it shows up and says this device working properly. XP does not assign a drive letter. Disk management shows device but reports it as 128 Gb capacity. I do not want to settle for half the drive's capacity so i did not create a partition. Any suggestions?

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That's proper. XP Pro is limited to 127GB as noted in link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2008 3:29 AM PST
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Alterantive options
by oldieguy / February 27, 2008 3:41 AM PST

Can i partition 2 two equal 125gb parts and work around this?

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(NT) Why not install SP1 or SP2 and fix it proper?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2008 3:42 AM PST
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Sounds good
by oldieguy / February 27, 2008 4:11 AM PST

This is on brand new Dell Vostro just installed in company network. I assumed the product already had SP2.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2008 4:13 AM PST
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Easy enough to check. If it still is 128 try removing that partition so you can try again.

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Still sees drive at gb.
by oldieguy / February 28, 2008 6:16 AM PST
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Unless i get other input i will try to partition in 2 equal size drives. The manner in which i will use the drive it won't hinder me much. Is the build configuration and motherboard capabilities the reason for the errant read? Same USB external drive and a 400Gb external drive works flawless in my Acer 5050 laptop. Acer has XP Media Center OS.

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Could be motherboard driver issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2008 6:23 AM PST

That old LEGACY USB bios setting. But the clue or reason is not in your post or if you tried it on another machine (sorry if I missed where you shared that.)


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