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Formatting WD SATA 500GB AAKS in larger than 137GB

I purchased an internal WD SATAII 500GB HDD to expand my storage space. I bought an adapter attachment that fits on the back of the SATA drive so I can hook it up with PATA cable and power. No matter what I try, the OS only recognizes 137GB and wants me to make partitions or volumes of that size, whether as a Basic or Dynamic drive.
I have two other internal WD HDD's of 200GB which I had no problem formatting them as 200GB drives and also three external USB2 HDD's larger than 137GB that are recognized with no problem and formatted at their full sizes (300 and 320GB).
I would like to format this new WD SATA 500GB at full capacity and not four partitions or volumes of 116GB.
I have tried using Data Lifeguard Tools but it does the same thing.
I am running WinXP SP2. It is WD5000AAKS internal hard drive.
Do you have any suggestions?

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  • Ceda Jun 14, 2008

    I bought WD 500 GB SATA II and I have attached it to my computer.I have another hard drive MAXTOR 80 GB.Bios rekognized WD 500 GB but in windows xp/SP2 i have problem.Device menager in control panel see that hard drive WD but in My computer nothing happens.I can not formate the hard drive.Please, can you help me.Thanks

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