External HD reduced capacity problem.

zami

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Dec 19, 2003
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Hi and thanks for any replies.

I have an oldish SmartDisk FW external HD that was no longer large enough for back-ups. So I opened it up and replaced the 80GB drive with a250GB Maxtor.

Everything works fine except the drive comes up as 128GB. This was only an INTERNAL drive problem to my knowledge and I cannot understand why this is. Possibly a chipset cause?

I am using 10.2.4 on a 733 Quicksilver G4.

Thank you for any eventual replies and possible solutions. :)
 

EvilDoc

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zami said:
Hi and thanks for any replies.

I have an oldish SmartDisk FW external HD that was no longer large enough for back-ups. So I opened it up and replaced the 80GB drive with a250GB Maxtor.

Everything works fine except the drive comes up as 128GB. This was only an INTERNAL drive problem to my knowledge and I cannot understand why this is. Possibly a chipset cause?

I am using 10.2.4 on a 733 Quicksilver G4.

Thank you for any eventual replies and possible solutions. :)
its possible the extrenal case you have will not read anything larger then 128gigs.. how old is it. you could check the web site of the manufacters web site
 
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zami

macrumors regular
Original poster
Dec 19, 2003
174
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South London
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zami

macrumors regular
Original poster
Dec 19, 2003
174
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South London
EvilDoc said:
yea that seems to be the problem, you can get a new external case for like $40 bucks or less.. it would be worth it to check into it
Thanks, any particular enclosure?
 
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