Mac storage hardware >> Large FW hard drive not fully recognised

by Stuart Lamble » Thu, 29 Jul 2004 07:27:24 GMT

Hey ho.

I have a (moderately old) NewMotion FireWire enclosure (strictly 1394;
no USB2, at least not any that's accessible), into which I've put a 200
GB Seagate drive. When I connect it to my PowerBook (OS X 10.3.4), the
system sees it as a 128 GB drive. If I boot off the software install
DVD (OS X 10.2.7), it's the same.

I know that the enclosure is based around an Oxford chipset;
unfortunately, I don't know which particular chipset. If it helps any,
it was purchased before Apple released any laptops with FW800, and is
definitely FW400 only.

Does anybody have any clues as to what's going on that they're willing
to share? It kinda sucks, losing nearly half the disk's capacity right
off the bat. A quick google doesn't seem to turn up anything of
relevance, but I could be missing something obvious.

Thanks,

Stuart.

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Mac storage hardware >> Large FW hard drive not fully recognised

by nospam » Thu, 29 Jul 2004 11:03:31 GMT


In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Stuart



the bridge does not support lba48, and therefore 128gig is the largest
it will see.

there is nothing you can do, other than to replace it with a newer
bridge board (which likely means a whole new enclosure) that supports
lba48. most bridges do these days, but there are still a few that do
not. look for lba48, ata6 or simply, large disk support.

Mac storage hardware >> Large FW hard drive not fully recognised

by Stuart Lamble » Thu, 29 Jul 2004 11:36:03 GMT


Bugger. Well, at least _that_ much is explained.


Nodnodnod. Excuse me whilst I go start foaming at the mouth. ;-)

Thanks. That explains it; the figures just seemed a little bit _too_
round for my liking.

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