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1TB Harddrive showing as 32MB

khy86 Avatar
6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
right so another computer related problem. Got a 1tb harddrive and tried it in my computer and its only being recognised as 32mb.

I have tried loads of different harddrive formatting programs and such and still had no luck. Tried updating BIOS still nothing. I have 4 drives connected at the moment, and they are showing as 160, 300, 32, 32.

I have tried switching cables, tried 1 drive at a time and even tried putting them over on to the GSATA port and still nothing. This is driving me mad, i spent over 4-5 hours using google yesterday and still no luck. Anyone have any fresh ideas???
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Samsung HD103UJ
#2
what o/s you using?
1 Like #3
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/245185-14-windows-recognizes-hard-drive

See post from mhdd32 05-17-2008 at 05:36:25 AM

Run the MHDD32 tool from the ultimate boot cd (disk tools->diagnostics). After scanning, select the disk and type the "uncut" command.
#4
what windows version ?

i had a similar problem, needed to change the settings in windows to recognise size
ill see if i can dig out the way to do it.
#5
Alfonse
what o/s you using?


Win7 32

Babbabooey
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/245185-14-windows-recognizes-hard-drive

See post from mhdd32 05-17-2008 at 05:36:25 AM

Run the MHDD32 tool from the ultimate boot cd (disk tools->diagnostics). After scanning, select the disk and type the "uncut" command.


hahaha, i checked that whole thread yesterday and never saw that link, hopefully that program works, i have tried 4 different ones.

will try and see the outcome

mrwhitelabel
what windows version ?

i had a similar problem, needed to change the settings in windows to recognise size
ill see if i can dig out the way to do it.


as above win 7 32
#6
khy86
Win7 32



hahaha, i checked that whole thread yesterday and never saw that link, hopefully that program works, i have tried 4 different ones.

will try and see the outcome



as above win 7 32


Mate could you confirm you've received payment for the Core2Duo processor please?
#7
Also regarding the thread mate you might have bought a fake?
#8
lol have you had a look in disk management?
#9
32 Megabytes or Gigabytes?
#10
#11
Met-Cast
Also regarding the thread mate you might have bought a fake?


doubt its a fake, seems a common problem

munaaf
lol have you had a look in disk management?


yup, recognised

EndlessWaves
32 Megabytes or Gigabytes?


mb

dontasciime


tried this no idea, what to do in dos, doesnt give me any options

Babbabooey
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/245185-14-windows-recognizes-hard-drive

See post from mhdd32 05-17-2008 at 05:36:25 AM

Run the MHDD32 tool from the ultimate boot cd (disk tools->diagnostics). After scanning, select the disk and type the "uncut" command.


got all the way in, but the uncut command does nothing. :oops:
#12
http://hdd-tools.com/products/cr/download/crsetup.exe


run that instead with the hard drive attached (needs to be run in windows)
#13
"hard drive is not accessible or damaged in some way"

part of the quote i get from that program, tried that yesterday aswell to no luck. Driving me mad
1 Like #14
Also if you are using a Sata 1 motherboard you will need to set the new SATA 2 hard drive to SATA 1 mode 150 Mb/s via a tool from samsung.

Also remove power from all other hard drives and ide cables / sata cable from all hard drives (remove from motherboard) except the one you are trying to get to work.

http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/support_in_es.html
#15
wooooohoooooo, got it sorted finally. Took me almost a day. had to use a hcp command in one of the programs, to reset the LMA or something.

Officially have 4 harddrives up and running

repreprep incoooming
#16
dcx_badass
No you don't, only with some really old motherboards, most within the last 4 years can work with sata 2 drives on a sata 1 mobo.


Yes you do if the mother board shows your hard drive as 32meg.

also if your chipset does not support native command queing.

Not all motherboards support using sata 2 . You will still find a newish sata 1 that will not work as intented.

Anyways he made no mention of the age of his motherboard. So I pointed out what I know to be true. (If his board was a sata 1 only eg the auto speed negotiation does not work )

TA
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JUST
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DONE.
banned#18
dcx_badass
Red X's are awesome.


fixxxxxxxxxxeddddddddddddddd damn not being able to hotlink
#19
lol if only you posted that before i fixed my problem :p
banned 1 Like #20
khy86
lol if only you posted that before i fixed my problem :p


i'm just here for the rep :-D
#21
dcx_badass
Well my SATA1 motherboard I had 5 years ago, worked with a Sata2 hard drive with no problems at all. And without changing the speed. And I've seen loads of others work just fien aswell.


The mobo I am on now which i just use to browse internet is a socket 754 from 2004+ put a Hitachi 2tb in and mobo goes crazy @ 3.0gbps setting to 1.5 mode with Hitachi feature set allows it to work.

the HD103UJ manual also tells you you may have to limit with jumper. Cos the speed switching does not always work as they should just like commands are blocked via chipsets and odd devices connected to sata controllers. Mobo's or rather Sata controllers are better now with optical and most commands get through but tech stuff although designed to supposedly work on a backward compatibility scale just simply fail.

The Via VT8237 chipset is another, yeah you are right though they are quite old as well.

sis 964 is anther chipset that struggles

Some Nforce chipsets as well.

Also you say your Sata 2 worked straight out of box.

You should check the jumper or use the tool which sets the UDMA mode and sata mode to actually check which mode your hard drive is in as lots of sata 2 hdd's shipped set to 1.5 mode eg sata 1 mode to avoid the issues i mentioned, telling you that you would need to run the tool to set sata 2 mode when you were comfortable in the knowledge that your motherboard supported sata 2 and NCQ.

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