10-12-2008 01:46 PM
I bought and put in a Western Digital Scorpio WD800BEVE 80GB drive. I cannot get the system to recognize that it has 80GB of available space. It reads the drive as having 1.99GB drive instead. I updated the BIOS hoping that would cure this. The system does recognize that it has a drive but does not see the full size of the drive. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get the 600E to recognize the full size of the drive?
10-22-2008 07:59 AM
the 600E has (like most ThinkPads) a 48bit LBA, which results in that your 80GB should work without problems.
If you are going to use W2K or XP there won`t be a problem, because these OS scan the hardware by their own without taking the BIOS information. This way the full space will be available.
11-09-2008 03:15 AM
Could Be Drive/OS Installation, Formatting, HD Driver or All.
I installed an old hard drive from a broke down Pavilion ze4600 (to a broke down Thinkpad 390x) and I thought I must of picked the least compatible drive. So after I started trying harder I tried to switch everything on like a light, finally got the drive installed and recognized.
05-04-2009 12:29 AM