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Re: 320 GB drive for PCXV RX560
I've personally ran into this once before with a gateway system and a WD drive. Have you tried another high capacity drive from a different manufacturer? Sometimes there are simply compatibility issues with some drives and boards. Also (even though i'm certain this isn't the case) sometimes when you do a direct clone you clone over information that is located on a bad sector from the original drive. you may want to consider running a hdd regeneration tool before doing a clone. This software can be found on Hiren's boot cd which is a free resource that i use daily. Not related to this particular issue i'm fairly certain but a good tip for the future.
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The BIOS in the ACER determines the maximum size of the hard drive it can support. Check the laptop's specification to see the max size you can install in this model laptop. It appears that the max size your laptop can support is 140 Gb (unformatted). 137Gb formatted.
I suggest you install a hard drive up to 140 Gb capacity in your laptop and place the 320 Gb hard drive in an USB hard drive adapter case and when you attach this hard drive to the USB port in your ACER laptop then you will be able to get the full 320 Gb capacity after you delete the partition and create a 320 Gb partition and format the hard drive.
I was trying to upgrade the capacity of the NAS by adding 320 gb hard drives. I kept running into problems with the bios not supporting the drives and not finding drivers for the system.
I came across an Open Source program called FreeNas that solved all the problems. It works great.
You cannot get the full 320Gb capacity because the BIOS can only support a maximum of 127Gb. You only hope is a BIOS firmware upgrade that can support 320Gb. Check out the Acer WEB site to see if a BIOS upgrade will solve your problem. OTHERWISE Install a 127Gb hard drive in your Acer and put the 320Gb hard drive in an USB hard drive adapter case and use it as an external USB hard drive because it is not affected by the BIOS limitation.
The biggest drive that was offered with that was a 120gb. So you should be ok as far as the 320 size. I did a 80 to a 320 and it worked. There shouldn;t be any jumpers to set on the drive. So I would check the power connector if it is seperate. You should hear or feel the drive spin up even if it isn't detected. The next thing is to check the bios and see if it is detected. That might be all it takes is to open the bios and force it to detect the drive instead of auto. You may need to do a bios update.
There is no additional 20gb. This is because the manufacturer (WD and the others) express drive size in the decimal (base 10) system. Windows formats the drive in hexadecimal (base 16), which is really ramped up from binary (base 2), which is what computers actually use.
So, 320gb decimal actually equals 300gb, as far as the computer is concerned.
Have tou tried the mangement in windows, My computer> right click>manage, then disk management and then right click on your hard drive and then one of the options is to format.
Although only 127gb will show and the rest should show as a seperate partition, do the same with this to implement it.
If no other partition shows you may have to upgrade your motherboard bios to suport large capacity disks.