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200GB seen as 128GB (Hey, heard that one before?)
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: May 09, 2006 08:29PM
External firewire...200GB...Disk Utility shows 128GB...you know the routine.

Is there a way around this?

Thanks,

GtDS
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Re: 200GB seen as 128GB (Hey, heard that one before?)
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: May 09, 2006 08:35PM
How old is the Firewire enclosure? I have an old one that won't format above 128 GB.
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Re: 200GB seen as 128GB (Hey, heard that one before?)
Posted by: OWC Larry
Date: May 09, 2006 08:37PM
Absolutely - work around is a new FW enclosure.

If the 200GB is a Maxtor - depending on the HD model and what FireWire enclosure you have, you may be able to enable the special ATA/5 Maxtor Big Disk LBA support... but that is dependent on it being a compatible Maxtor drive and a FW enclosure with an Oxford 911 chipset and proper firmware updater support.

Otherwise, there is nothing to make the bridge in that enclosure support over 128GB.



OWC Larry
Other World Computing
[www.macsales.com]
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Re: 200GB seen as 128GB (Hey, heard that one before?)
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: May 09, 2006 08:43PM
Thanks, guys.
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Re: 200GB seen as 128GB (Hey, heard that one before?)
Posted by: The Grim Ninja
Date: May 09, 2006 10:46PM
Send it to me, I'll fix it and get it right back to you!*

*Allow 3 to 5 years working time
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