250 gb drive problem in WinHIIP
I've got a 250gb Maxtor drive I'm trying to set up for my PS2 and I'm getting an odd problem. My system is set up for using 48bit LBA since the 2 main drives in my system are 250gb ones. When I attach the drive it shows up in Windows properly as being 233gb free, so I know that end of the system is still working properly. Then I disable it in the device manager and reenable it to make sure Windows isn't doing anything to it anymore. Now back in WinHIIP (1.7.6) I set it on 48bit HDLoader, but in the drive selection list, it only shows up as 128gb, and it only reports half of the cylinders it should. If I attempt to format it, my only options for the application dropdown are 28bit HDLoader and ToxicOS, so I can't pick the 48bit one. If I put this back in my PS2 anyway (V9 btw), uLaunchELF's HDD manager will properly see it as a 233gb, and formats it with no problem. If I load up the 48bit patched HD Loader and use it to format, it also shows as 233 when everything is complete, and it works fine. Even after that though if I reattach it to my PC, WinHIIP only shows it as a 128gb drive, and I can't select the 48bit HD Loader option in the formatting dialog. What I'm worried about is that if I start filling this thing up with WinHIIP showing it as 128 is that I'll get to that limit and then it will be stuck but only half full. This is the first time I've used a drive larger than 120 on my PS2 before so I haven't yet dealt with this 24/48 bit LBA issue before, but I have to be missing something here since it's not showing up right.