80gb HDD showing up as 40 on man mini G4

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  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys

    Found a Mac mini G4 1.25ghz with wifi and Bluetooth. Decided to upgrade the ram to 1 gb and change the 40gb hdd to an extra 80gb I had lying around. Problem is the mac shows its a 40gb hdd. I know it's not that small as it's even clearly printed on the drive. Is there anything I can do to reclaim all the space?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    disk utility

    use disk utility to erase and remove possible partitions.
     
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  6. weckart macrumors 68040

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    That Fujitsu description MHT2040AH - does that match the label on the disk because the last two figures give the capacity?
     
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    Perhaps you misread the label. The drive is 40 GB with 8 MB of cache. If I recall correctly, the cache and storage info is right next to each other and is easily misread (I speak from experience).
     

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