Maxtor 80G recognized as 33G?

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  1. neut macrumors 68000

    neut

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    #1
    scenario:

    installed a Maxtor 80G ATA 133 drive (Compusa style) as a slave drive (a previous Maxtor 80G is the master) in a G4 450x2 (graphite).


    problem:

    Drive is only recognized as a (approx) 33G...?


    solution:

    ?

    This is an ATA 133 HD on a 100mhz system bus. This shouldn't be a problem...should it? I think the other drive is also a 133, but ill have to check that.


    anyone? thnx.



    peace.
     
  2. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    if u dont have any information try erasring it and initilizing it
     
  3. neut thread starter macrumors 68000

    neut

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    did that.

    its been erased and intialized, but it mounts (and seen by disk utility) at less than half the size!

    i was trying to do a friend a favor, but now its just me screwin with his G4 (well...it used to be mine).

    ?

    i was just wondering if anyone had experienced this before. it could be just a mispacked 30G or 36G, but why would it display as a 33G?


    peace.
     
  4. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    I read that in order for drives to behave properly, you mustn't set them as master or slave, rather set them as "cable select". If you have a drive that's the "master" (original) and is smaller than the new one, forcing the new one to be slave messes up the disk size.

    I hope that works. :confused:
     

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