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120gb Hard Drive

I bought a 120gb hard drive,and installed it. But for some reason it only shows that i have 30gb. So i download'ed a western digital installation disc for this hard drive,and ran a test. Every thing looked good but one thing.The capasitity of this hard drive is 30gb and thats not right.(WESTERN DIGITAL WD SCORPIO 2.5INCH 8MB CACHE) Can someone please help me and thank you very much. This is the model number of my hard drive.(MODEL NUMER--WD1200BEVE-00WZTO,31,49,GB) and i have a acer aspire 5050 labtop.


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  • chrisgee3940 Aug 19, 2008

    Yes & no ,the product was labal wrong,it had two deffrent model numbers,the model number was deffrent from the one i typed in from the box it came in,but it still is a 120gb hd.I found a WD formatting tool to format the hd and partition the drive into two parts if i want'ed to.But my problem is solve and i thank you very much,and if i have a problem in the futhur i will contact you.Thanks

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I'm going to say that the drive is mislabeled. I've ran into this before with Western Digital two or three times, and quite a few times with various memory chips. Contact WD support, explain the problem, and their usually pretty good about getting the right one to you.

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