Hdd 160 Only Shows 129?
Posted 31 December 2005 - 08:52 PM
sp ice chip
m8plus 16 bios
Posted 04 January 2006 - 09:31 PM
btw i also did the same thing as u and i only got around 72 GB in F: for some odd reason know any ways i can fix this? cause i tried allocating more space with XBpartitioner and it showed that i have no more free space left to allocate...
Posted 06 January 2006 - 04:49 AM
129 gb is about right. remember that hardware companies calculate gbs different- they use 1000 mb=1 gb ad it is actually 1024 mb=1 gig (if I am remembering right).....as a rule of thumb: once a hard drive is formatted you will loose roughly 20% of the advertised size of the drive due to incorrect calculations, system files (ie - c: and e: partitions) and such.
Edited by ShannanC, 06 January 2006 - 04:50 AM.
Posted 06 January 2006 - 05:10 AM
btw, i used all space on f
Posted 07 January 2006 - 11:27 PM
Posted 07 January 2006 - 11:54 PM
You're kinda right - I have the same hd that I removed from my xbox when I installed a Maxtor 250gb with 16mb cache and it shows maximum of 149gb under Windows XP. So it is possible to have 151 gb show up on the Xbox I suppose. But what I stated about the difference in calculating size and what you actually get is still true. About 20% or so if I remember right - the larger the hd the more you will loose due to the difference in size calculation. I also used all of F with no G drive.
Posted 08 January 2006 - 05:26 AM
Posted 13 January 2006 - 04:13 AM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:24 AM
Edited by ShannanC, 14 January 2006 - 04:25 AM.
Posted 14 January 2006 - 05:41 AM
You have to make sure that both F and G drives are enbaled, because I've heard of people having issues when their drive is bigger than 127.5 gigs.
Your problem is your bios you are using is not setup for LBA48 support, partitions over 137g. You need to A: edit the bios to enable support, or B: get a bios that has the support already enabled. Look for an extensin in the file name like _06 or _67. _06 is for one large F: , _67 is for F: and G:.
I suggest getting X2.5035 and using X2ool to edit it yourself though. Once you have edited it and created an X2config.ini to place on E:, you can then make any changes in the .ini without having to reflash the bios. Look on Teamxodus.com for a couple of tutorials by Pezzar on setting up the X2, and he has one for editing the M8 using Evtool. I think there is even a couple of tuts on here somewhere.
Posted 17 January 2006 - 04:27 AM
Posted 17 January 2006 - 05:51 PM
Posted 17 January 2006 - 07:29 PM
My current bios M8+16 does support both F: and g: drives (LBA48). Thats not the problem. Under what menu in evox do I enable both drives?
F: and G: is not LBA48 mode. From you first post it sounds like you chose one large F:
[quote]I've done a full format using slayers both big c: and f:[/quote]
There is no G: partion to format only unrecognized space on F: . So a bios edited to support F: and G: will not work. LBA48 is single partition larger than 137g. If you now want F: and G: you would have to totally reset the drive with Slayers or the OS. It would be simpler to download or edit your own bios with LBA48 enabled.
Posted 17 January 2006 - 11:25 PM
p.s. I dont mind losing saved games etc.
Posted 18 January 2006 - 01:25 AM
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