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    320GB HD seen as 7.87GB removable drive? eh

    Basically what the title says, my lovely still rather new HD from scan, 320GB samsung. I turned on my computer to see only 2 physical hds... then a couple of seconds later my third hd appears as 7.87Gb and removeable, it should be a 320Gb samsung. It was working before, but sometimes BIOS would no report it properly, Any ideas? I couldnt test anything as i had to come to work.

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    never seen that before..is it in a bog standard sata port or a raid port?

    is the mobo sata 1 or 2 ...is the HD sata 1 or 2 lol.

    no idea really

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    try start>run>diskmgmt.msc and check what its like in the disk manager

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    never seen that before..is it in a bog standard sata port or a raid port?

    is the mobo sata 1 or 2 ...is the HD sata 1 or 2 lol.

    no idea really
    SATA 2 on both

    non raided



    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    try start>run>diskmgmt.msc and check what its like in the disk manager
    I will check that when i get home. Will try that ultimate ISO aswell for the samsung drive tools.

    The drive 'was' in working order.


    O by the way i have 2 * 320GB samsung drives and the other one is ok.

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    I think i have an idea, can someone say "yah or nah"

    I assigned the letter drive of F: to this sata device. Now windows automatically sets F: as the removeable disc drive (had this problem with a dell at work with a network drive and card reader). Now it reports as 7.87GB, which i could say is 8GB, now is the limit for the 2003 8 GB for a flash device? So thats why its says its only 7.87GB? If i change the drive letter in disk management, all should be fine?

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    The limit is only with FAT16, but I assume you used NTFS.

    Could be a dodgy disk, or maybe a controller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    The limit is only with FAT16, but I assume you used NTFS.

    Could be a dodgy disk, or maybe a controller.
    Yer i used NTFS

    I hope its not the disk or the controller :S... that means that nearly every order ive made with scan (4 orders) has had parts with faults... :S
    Last edited by Metier9; 22-03-2007 at 03:27 PM.

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    Easiest thing to do is run the samsung bootable hdd software and run a scan. That will tell you if its b*ggered or not & obv if that works fine then its something to do with windows

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    Yer... i know.. got 2hrs and 15 mins till im home...

    o when its 7.87Gb it asks me to format *shrugs* maybe it thinks its FAT 16 by default...

    yer im know im pissing in the wind with all these ideas but keeps me busy

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    Just got home and *waits to make tension*... Fixed and didnt loose single piece of bit torrent heaven . Although it did mess up my shares and utorrent destionation folders.

    Got home, checked disk manager, went to f:, changed it to Z:, restarted server, back to disk manager, made partition active (it lost drive letter etc.. after restart), made it Z: and wooo all my files are still there.

    morale of the story... dont make anything as the F: drive

    inserting linux response...

    Linux doesnt have drive letters and the file system is not b0rked

    ^ hows my attempt aidanjt and directhex ... its all good really . If you two pop up in hows your projects going?

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