View Full Version : Asus A7N8X with large drive question

08-10-2003, 10:06 PM
I'm trying to upgrade my Series 2 with a 160gig Maxtor HD, but my Asus A7N8X only sees 33GB.

Is anyone using this mobo know of a way to have the board itself recognize large hard drives? Or is there a way to us MFS Tools with a controller card?

Any help would be appreciated.

08-10-2003, 10:12 PM
Even if the BIOS doesn't see the entire drive, Linux may. Check and see after the mfstools disk boots what it reports the drive size as.

08-10-2003, 10:16 PM
...but it didn't work.

Linux also saw 33GB. I tried disabling the Auto IDE detection to no avail.

08-11-2003, 12:46 AM
Make sure their isn't a size limiting jumper installed on your drive.

08-11-2003, 07:36 AM
the 33 GB sounds like you're possibly using Fat32 (has a format limit of 32GB) Might want to try NTFS or something else.