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I hace a Acer Travel Mate 4001lc, I tried to upgrade the HD from 60 GB to 250GB but the Laptop just recognized 130GB

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That sounds like its a limitation of the laptop try updating the bios. if it still stays the same see if you can go into disk management and partition the other half of the drive. it would show up as unpartitioned space.

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