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WDC WD1600 netcenter with 1 TB external WD MyBOOK

Hi I've just plugged in a 1 TB WD MyBook to my WD1600 in order to add more volumes.
How ever if I create volumes bigger than 199GB the WD1600 will hang it self and crash the volume info on MyBook leaving only a MS-dos format as a possibillity and start all over with reclaiming drive and add volumes..

How come?

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Just called western digital and the solution is: buy an 500Gb disk, that is the max this machine can take....

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