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Windows 7: Dell Optiplex gx620 Seagate 1500 Gbytes

12 May 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
Dell Optiplex gx620 Seagate 1500 Gbytes

Hi, I tried to exchange the 40GB disc for a 1500GB seagate barracuda 7200.11 disc but the Dell Optiplex gx620 doesn't recognize it. I installed the latest Bios A11 from Dell but it still doesn't recognize it. I mounted a 750GB Samsung drive and no problem. Is there a limit on the drive size in this computer? Thanks, Martin

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12 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

There may be a limit present in the BIOS (or by the SATA controller) for large drives. Aside from trying a BIOS update (which didn't work), you may be out of luck.
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14 May 2011   #3

windows 7 32bit

maybe the sata controller or the dell bios has a limit of 1tb... i had this problem before and turned out to be the dell bios didnt want to accept more than 1tb or one controller...
hope this helps
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15 May 2011   #4

Windows Seven 32Bit

Dear Sir,

your mother board not supported for 1500gb HDD.
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15 May 2011   #5

windows 7 32bit

if you still have warranty or gurantee o your drive maybe try taking it back for a different model..if not you could always buy an external case and make it a an external hard drive....

Newlink 3.5" Inch USB 2.0 or eSATA To IDE/SATA HDD Enclosure CDLSB-808

maybe something along those still have the benefit of using all your 1.5tb and only uses one usb port.that would be my recommendation.
treply and tell us how you gte along?
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