SATA 300 gig HD only detects 124 gigs

By stevefkz
Apr 20, 2006
  1. hi my 300 gig maxtor 6V300F0 wich is SATA, the max capacity is 124 gigs what is the problem with this i had a tough time even getting it to detect i had to disbale raid and all that junk in my bios

    BTW my motherboard is a GA-K8NF-9
    WITH amd x2 4400+ 2 gigs of ram

    ANY IDEAS? TIPS PLZ HELP ME im sure its something simple but i had little problems like this . thanks

    ps- i hope i dont have to reformat and its a driver issuse or bios issue i need an answer ASAP! thankss again
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

  3. stevefkz

    stevefkz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ehh no luck!

    tried almost everything on that site../ post wutever, ANYHOW in my bios it detects 128 gigs it used to show 300 but never got 300 in windows xp i got 123 -8 heres wut i did,

    updated the SATA controler w. new drivers - NO GOOD
    updated bios- NO GOOD
    maxblast - wrote all 0's to the drive/ tried to resize the partition - no luck

    anything else i can try i will be at work all day so ill have plenty of time to work on this. im an IT so im not a nub even tho i MAY sound like 1.
  4. stevefkz

    stevefkz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    figured it out

    NFORCE 4 is not compatiable with that MAXTOR DRIVER ... weak rite so this solves the problem for mator users
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    sometimes xp and W2K just want to default to the ide
    remove any ide drives other than the cd or dvd of course
    I posted a reg fix here for enable 42bit large drives
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