[windows2000] Re: Using hard drives larger than 200GB with US B2 i n XP

  • From: Mark Cook <mc@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 14:47:10 +0100

In that case I guess it's the controller in the USB caddy !  Try the drive
in another one if you can, but I would bet it's the usb caddy for definite.

Mark


-----Original Message-----
From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 20 October 2004 14:44
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Using hard drives larger than 200GB with US B2 i
n XP

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 14:37:10 +0100, Mark Cook wrote:

>We use LACIE USB 2 units at 250Gb each (and firewire), also have a western
>digital unit, I would suggest it's down to the caddy / cradle you've got
the
>drive in !

I have a hunch like that too.

>This might be a stupid question but how's the drive formatted FAT / FAT32
or
>NTFS?

NTFS. FAT is banned except on those USB-mem sticks at our dept.

> Also, does windows report the drive as 128Gb or 200Gb but with a
>128Gb partition ?

Disk manager (in computer managment) reports it as a 128G drive.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
>Sent: 20 October 2004 14:35
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Using hard drives larger than 200GB with USB2 i
n
>XP
>
>On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 14:24:13 +0100, Mark Cook wrote:
>
>>You can theoretically run upto 400Gb (ish from memory) on an external USB
>>unint, we've just purchased a couple of 250Gb units, have you checked the
>>specification of the external USB device you've got the HDD in ?
>
>Not really. I bought that case maybe two years ago. It's was a
>cheap no-name thingie.
>
>You think it may not completely adhere to the usb2 standard, ie
>it's a hardware issue?
>
>What brand on the usb2-cradle do you use?
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
>>Sent: 20 October 2004 14:20
>>To: Windows2000 Mailing List
>>Subject: [windows2000] Using hard drives larger than 200GB with USB2 in XP
>>
>>Hi all,
>>
>>I just installed a new 200G hd in an external case connected over
>>usb2 to winxp sp2 and only 128G can be seen. 
>>
>>Tried same usb-box on my portable, and same thing happens there.
>>The portable also runs xp sp2.
>>
>>I also tried looking for a possible bios-fix on both Aopens site
>>(the mobo is an AK79D-400VN) and Compaqs (the portable is an Evo
>>N610c) with no success.
>>
>>Would anybody know if this 128G limit is inherent on the
>>usb2-hardware side or if it's windows?
>>
>>The new hd is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.7, BTW.


BW,

Sorin

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