Question about Western Digital Caviar SE16 (WD5000KS) (5000KS20PK) 500 GB Hard Drive
I'm having this same problem! I got my HDD as an OEM so I did not receive a driver disk with it. melnavz, yes that is how you would normally install an OS. but with larger hard drives you will have to install drivers for the OS to install or to even pick up on the full size of the drive. I'm sorry melnavz, but you don't know what you are talking about...
If you do not lode drivers for your new hard drive, there are none already loaded on the hard drive, or windows duse not pick up on the drive and support it then you will only get 137gb as your boot partishion, and the rest of the hard drive will have to be set as a second partishion.
What i'm doing to get around this problem, I'm placing the hard drive in a different computer on my bench. Formating and partishioning the full 500gb of my drive in one partishion and then i'm going to install windows. I am still in the middle of it now so if that duse not work then i'm going to bern a driver disk for this hard drive, lode those drivers and then lode windows.
If you already have the OS on your computer and you realized that you have two partishions then you will eather have to reformat or place a second drive into the computer, run a program such as "Ghost" (we use ghost in the shop almost every day on a large scale) and copy your master drive to the second drive. Boot into that second drive, format and repartishion the drive to the full 500gb, and then push that image of you're computer back to you're boot drive.
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
All you have to do insert any operating system bootable disk and then boot in CD/DVD rom and partition HDD and format and then install the operaitng system.
Here a guide on installing windows xp operating sytem :
hope this help
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
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First, please disconnect all USB devices and then perform the following steps:
Click "Start" button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar and press "Enter". Click "Continue" if necessary.
In Device Manager, double click to expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers", right click on the Host Controller, click "Uninstall" and click "OK".
Repeat the step 2 to uninstall all items under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".
Then, restart your computer and Windows 7 will reinstall all USB controllers automatically.
for xp or earlier
click start right click on computer select properties device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X
you will need to update/reinstall drivers
right click to reinstall drivers
if you can see your usb drive but its not working
ports (com&lpt) right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems to a computer and its parts
Western Digital produces a line of external hard drives known as "My Book," designed primarily for use as part of a data backup regimen or general data storage.
These drives are compatible with both Macintosh and Windows computers, but you may need to perform some work on the device in order to get it working as desired with your specific system.
Western Digital's My Book drives come formatted with use for a particular type of computer. Therefore a drive sold for use with a Macintosh may not work out of the box with a PC, and vice versa.
In such cases, you will need to reformat the drive for use with your system.
On a Macintosh, you can reformat a PC drive using the Disk Utilities application, found in the Utilities subfolder of the Applications folder.
Set the number of partitions you wish to divide the drive into, and choose "Apple Partition Map" and "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" from the list of options.
To reformat a Macintosh drive on a Windows computer, use the Disk Management window.
Start by right-clicking on the desktop icon labeled "My Computer," then select the option labeled "Manage."
Review the listings, and select the drive entry that corresponds to your My Book.
Right-click on a volume's blue bar to delete that volume from the drive (make sure you have the right drive selected).
When the blue bar turns black, right-click on it and select "New Simple Volume" to launch a wizard that will guide you through the rest of the reformatting process.
Drivers and USB 3.0
The My Book does not require the installation of any special driver software in order to work with your computer.
However, if the data transfer rates seem slower than expected, you may wish to check that your computer's USB drivers are up to date.
Some models of the My Book are capable of operating at USB 3.0 speeds, but if your system is using USB 2.0 drivers, this can affect performance.
You can generally find the latest drivers for your computer by visiting the manufacturer's website; look for a link to a "Downloads" or "Support" page.
Searching for your computer's specific model number may help as well.
If you've built your own computer from scratch, check the motherboard manufacturer's website. If your computer does not come with USB 3.0 installed, you can install an adapter card into one of the motherboard's available PCI-e slots.
These cards come packaged with special drivers of their own, and installers are also often available at the manufacturer's website.
if its a usb external drive you might need a usb 3 card installed on your computer your computer might not have enough usb output power
USB 3 card will provide more power when needed to the device to gain maximum throughput and conserve power when the device is connected but is idling
these can be purchased on Ebay cheap and easy to install
for roughly $9 or $10free postage
Hope this helps.
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Get online and got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "PNY Support" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system when requested. Download and install the drivers.
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