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WD Scorpio Black 320GB SATA drive

I bought the unit to upgrade my Laptop Dell XPS M1210, the original drive has 160GB. After cloning with PowerSuite 2009, the new (320GB) becomes 160GB and I asked Power suite and they suggest to use their Partition Genius to relaim the lost memory. But it doesn't work, I only get the 160GB out of the new WD.

I try reformatting the HD but nothing works.

Any syggestions?

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Halarious, I had the same problem yet I used norton ghost. At least you still show 160 gb. Mine went all the way to 60 gb. Here is what I had to do to reclaim the lost. I downloaded something called "Magic Boot Disk" It gave me the whole 320 back yet have not found good cloning software yet. Magic Boot Disc is freeware avaliable at http://hddguru.com/content/en/software/2006.02.10-Magic-Boot-Disk/ Good luck cloning

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