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Computer reads wrong hard disk sizes

3 hard disks 200,200,500gb ''my computer'' says all of them are 127gb

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Read down in this link regarding the 127 limit and updating your BIOS.

http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/38803/understanding-file-size-limits-on-ntfs-and-fat.html

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Check your motherboard specs, it my not detect hard drives larger than 127 gb.

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