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Computer wont see whole hard drive


I installed a new hard drive on our Dell Dimension 8100 - P4 and while it will recongnize the drive it does not recognize the whole 500GBs. It only "sees" about 127GBs, however, when I go to the Disk Manager it shows the remainder as unallocated. Do I need a PCI controller card? If so, which kind? The new hard drive is a Seagate PATA/100.
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  • mclarenwkj Jul 06, 2008

    Thanks tazman

    I am going to set the partition and use it that way.


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Hi mclarenwkj

i realy dont think that you need pci controller card all it doing is spliting it up because some of the towers can not handle that much gbs so if you feel that you need to buy a pci controller card that is up too you.

thanks tazman

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  • Doug Hudson Jul 07, 2008

    your welcome hope that works


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