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John Sutherland
300 gb but formats only 120
on Jul 6, 2006 at 8:54:51 pm

I have a 300gb Maxtor drive in an external enclosure. When I try to format it disk utility only allows 128gb, Whats up with that? I've done a search but have yet to find something.
thanks,
John

John Sutherland
MDD G4 dual 1.25
1.12 gb ram
Atto UL3D
Huge 1.2TB Dual Max
FCP 4.5
CW 4.7
OSX 10.3.6/QT 6.2.5
Radeon 9000 w/2 17" crt monitors


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Steve Regian
Re: 300 gb but formats only 120
on Jul 6, 2006 at 8:59:26 pm

Hey John,
Some of the early external enclosures used a chipset that could only address 128gb. I have a couple of them still. Your Maxtor in a newer enclosure should initialize at the full 300gb.


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John Sutherland
Re: 300 gb but formats only 120
on Jul 6, 2006 at 9:31:51 pm

Yes, I just did another search on the forum and got the scoop. Its an ADS Pyro enclosure, we're searching to see if there's an update available for it. Otherwise I will put it in my MDD dual 1.25. I just hate seeing all that storage going to waste.
thanks,
John

John Sutherland
MDD G4 dual 1.25
1.12 gb ram
Atto UL3D
Huge 1.2TB Dual Max
FCP 4.5
CW 4.7
OSX 10.3.6/QT 6.2.5
Radeon 9000 w/2 17" crt monitors


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