Question about Samsung SpinPoint V80 SV1203N 120 GB ATA-133 Hard Drive

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Samsung SpinPoint SV1203N 120 GB FHD


I Attempted to format the above drive on a Dell Dimension 8250 (PIV) running Windows XP Home SP2 as a slave drive.

The formatting utility would ONLY format it as a 32GB FHD.

I'm under the impressions this computer supports ATA 100 &/or 133 as I've formatted several large drives in it, then put them in other machines.

Help!! (and thanks)

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Try using paragon utility for samsung hd. with it you can eliminate the 32gb limitation. i have this hd formated with this tool on the same OS as a 120gb hard drive, so it works.

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Try increasing the actual partition to the capacity numbers in the windows xp formatting , and also format the hard drive using NTFS .

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