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Faulty HDD? or my comps playing up?
Faulty HDD? or my comps playing up? –
Hi I got a Maxtor 200gb ATA/133 HD. I've been using it in my ps2 with no problems. I was copying some games over with winhiip but the partition got screwed. I fixed it alright but lost a few games.
Anyway, i'm now trying to format it into an ntfs partition but my bios and windows tells me its a 120gb hdd. Why? It says 200gb on the label and i paid for 200gb? Could my HD be faulty or my bios doesnt recognise large HDs? but it should i guess my comp is only 3 years old max.
Any help would be very much appreciated. thanks in advance
Sounds like the BIOS limit. Go to Maxtor's site, they have full details and software to soirt it.
Not sure why you're formatting to NTFS though, are you not planning to use it in the PS2 anymore?
He's probably doing it just to ensure that HDLoader will reformat the drive the next time he boots it. If he left the old and broken HDL partitions on the drive, HDL would try to use them as-is, and would either lock up, or malfunction some other way.
Originally Posted by gibbo501
Best regards: dlanor
yeah, i was planning on using a smaller drive in my ps2 but since i'd be wasting the space i'll keep it. I think it's my bios limit. I've looked at the bios site and found a few programs but i still cant fully access it.
Thanks for your help though guys. I'll keepp you posted if i can get the bios to recognise it.
On the other hand, if you still want to use it in the PS2, then just go ahead and let the PC make that 120GB NTFS partition. HDLoader doesn't care what size it is. Since it's not a PS2 format it will want to reformat the hdd, and if you have patched HDL to 48-bit LBA it will be able to format the full drive for you.
Originally Posted by Bruce
Of course, it still won't show 200GB free, but that's for three good reasons.
1: HDD manufacturers lie about sizes. They insist on using decimal interpretation of the K M and G prefixes, whereas the rest of the computing community uses binary interpretation. So there's a size error on all sizes claimed by manufacturers of appx 2.4% for KB, 4.9% for MB, and 7.4% for GB.
2: The partitioning system itself consumes some of the raw space available.
3: HDLoader creates a number of extra partitions by default. You can modify their size with the DMS HDDFormat tool.
Best regards: dlanor
great. thanks alot for the info dlanor.
ill let u know how it goes. thx