My external > 137GB drives did not work proper until XP SP2.
Some people take issue with SP2, here it fixed it.
I just picked up 2 LaCie Big disk Drives, 500GB each. when I hooked them up to my PC through firewire they were recognized instantly so I started to format the drives. This is where they started acting a little wierd.
When I do a full format of the drive (of course it takes forever) and when it's done it shows that exactly half of the drive is used and half is free (both drives did the same thing). Then if I do a quick format it recognizes a full 500GB of free space. Re-format (full) and only half is free...
I've filled both drives with files and they reached the full 500GB capacity, but after that I re-formated (again full) and it only showed half free.
Why is this happening? If I partition the drives will it be fixed?
Win XP SP1
3.0 GHz P4
2 GB RAM
630 GB internal HDD
1.1 TB External (including above mentioned LaCie drives)