I got a 1.5TB Caviar Green that shows up as only 465 GB (476961 MB) after a reinstall windows on another drive. Lots of data including email etc was backed up on the caviar that was also connected to the system. The motherboard was a gigabyte one, ill look up the exact one.
After XP was installed, it suddenly sees the caviar as only 465 GB with a 0K fat partition on it.
Now, I have been looking around and apparently Seagate users had a similar problem with some firmware “max size” setting.
Perhaps this is the same scenario?
Appriciate any help alot, Christian