Sata issues

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  1. EricG1982

    EricG1982 New Member

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    My mother board supports sata 1.5gb

    I purchased a 750 3gb seagate drive

    The drive only shows up as 137gb in bios, and in windows and i can't format it.

    this drive had a jumper which limited it to 1.5gb transfer, thus it should be compatible with my mother board

    I thought the drive was at fault, so i sent it back and bought a 500gb seagate

    I am having the same issue, the drive shows up as 137gb in bios and also has a jumper limiting it to 1.5gb which is all my motherboard supports

    The drive as hardware shows up in windows xp, and the drivers install automatically and i get the "hardware is ready for use" message

    using HDtune, it shows up as 137gb also
     
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  3. Doomsday

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    there's a 137GB limit with 48-bit LBA on Win2K and the orig XP release
    that limit should have been removed with XP SP1 (or SP2). Install them if you haven't yet.

    try this anyway and see if it works:
    http://www.48bitlba.com/enablebiglba.htm

    browse that site for more info

    if that doesn't work, flash to your mobo's latest bios and drivers

    edit: you probably just don't have SATA drivers, but I'd suggest you do the things above anyway
    drivers are here
    http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=driver&maincat_no=1&prod_no=1104
     
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  4. EricG1982

    EricG1982 New Member

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    the drive only shows up as 137mb in BIOS, therefore, of course it is going to show up as such in XP, and i am running service pack 3 i believe.


     
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    update your bios and drivers then :rolleyes:
     
  6. AbortionSurvivor

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    if the board natively supports sata, then i'm sure it can support more the 137Gb.
    Check on the BIOS options. I'm sure there's something there
     

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