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Thread: 160 GB only showing as 127gb




  1. #1
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    Hey just wondering why my maxtor 160 gb drive is only showing up as 127gb, i think i read something earlyer but cant find it right now. Can someone explain it and tell me what i need to do to fix it, cause i want every gb i paid for. My system specs are in the sig.

    Thanks

    Dre
    ThermalTake Blue side window case
    7x 80mm fans 2050 rpm
    MB i875P 5P1A4D IC7 ABIT ATX
    CPU P4 2.4CGHz 800M 478P/512K HT RT
    DDR 2x256 MB TWINX 512-3200LLPT COR RT
    KB LOGITECH|OPTICAL DESKTOP BLK
    FD 1.44MB MITSUMI
    CPU FAN INTEL P4 SPARK7+ A1715 RT
    CDRW LITEON 52X32X52X LTR-52327S BK
    ETHRNT LINKSYS|LNE100TX 10/100 v5.1
    MAXTOR 160gb 8MB Cache
    FX 5600 Ultra
    19in CRT View Sonic w/ ultra bright

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    it's called the 130 GB barrier. You are going to need an ATA PCI card or a newer Mobo to get the full 160 GB
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    My mobo doesnt support it? i though it was a fairly new one. Its the Abit IC7 btw
    ThermalTake Blue side window case
    7x 80mm fans 2050 rpm
    MB i875P 5P1A4D IC7 ABIT ATX
    CPU P4 2.4CGHz 800M 478P/512K HT RT
    DDR 2x256 MB TWINX 512-3200LLPT COR RT
    KB LOGITECH|OPTICAL DESKTOP BLK
    FD 1.44MB MITSUMI
    CPU FAN INTEL P4 SPARK7+ A1715 RT
    CDRW LITEON 52X32X52X LTR-52327S BK
    ETHRNT LINKSYS|LNE100TX 10/100 v5.1
    MAXTOR 160gb 8MB Cache
    FX 5600 Ultra
    19in CRT View Sonic w/ ultra bright

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    u need to install the intel .inf off your install cd.

    here's why

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    was wondering what that floppy was for
    ThermalTake Blue side window case
    7x 80mm fans 2050 rpm
    MB i875P 5P1A4D IC7 ABIT ATX
    CPU P4 2.4CGHz 800M 478P/512K HT RT
    DDR 2x256 MB TWINX 512-3200LLPT COR RT
    KB LOGITECH|OPTICAL DESKTOP BLK
    FD 1.44MB MITSUMI
    CPU FAN INTEL P4 SPARK7+ A1715 RT
    CDRW LITEON 52X32X52X LTR-52327S BK
    ETHRNT LINKSYS|LNE100TX 10/100 v5.1
    MAXTOR 160gb 8MB Cache
    FX 5600 Ultra
    19in CRT View Sonic w/ ultra bright

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