Need HDD Geometry

By Space_Cowboy
Jul 26, 2008
  1. Does anyone know the Cylinders, Heads, Sectors, & Sector Size for a Western WD Scorpio WD2500BEVE drive?

    For some reaon, my BIOS is reporting is at a 137GB drive, but its really a 250GB. I can't locate this informtion on Western Digitals site.

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Requires 48-bit LBA support from your computer bios to see past 130Gig

    Found some more info here:

    this appears to have been caused by a Windows XP 137GB limitation on the startup drive, addressed by the following fix:;en-us;303013 If you download (free) and use the Western Digital Data Lifeguard tools to set up the drive, it automatically identifies if you have the problem, and makes the necessary registry udpate:
  3. Space_Cowboy

    Space_Cowboy TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I'll take a look at all of the information and see what I can do.

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