Large hard drive reading as small

  patat 17:17 28 May 2006

I have a Western Digital 250 gig hard drive which I am using on an external cradle which I use as a back up for my pc and laptop which are both less than a year old. How can I get the full capacity of the hard drive to work and not 128 gigs its reading. (I know that its not exactly 250 gigs) The model number is wd2500jb

  AndySD 17:57 28 May 2006

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  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:00 28 May 2006

You need service pack 2 do you have SP" installed?

Shows 127G not 160G or Higher
In Windows, click on Start->Run, enter "regedit".
# Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Parameters registry subkey.
# From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value.
# Enter the name EnableBigLba, then press Enter.
# Double-click the new value, set it to 1, then click OK.
# Close the registry editor.
# Restart the machine for the change to take effect.

  flyboy 20:10 28 May 2006

Bumped for future ref

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