I am trying to install a new hard drive for my Dell Dimension 2400.
It is a 10 year old computer, but it still gets me where I need to go.
The boot screen comes up and identifies my old 500 GB drive and it’s size:
0 WDC WD5000AADS-00598 – 476940 MB
But for the new hard drive, only the model # comes up. Not the size:
1 WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0
Nothing progresses after that, no matter what I do. As soon as I turn the
power on, I press F2 to enter setup, F12 for boot order, and F4 to enter the
raid utility, but nothing happens.
My guess is that the bios has a 500 GB limit, and doesn’t like my 1TB drive.
I don’t think it could be my SATA card, which is only about 5 years old.
I have tried limiting the speed using a jumper, and have formatted and partitioned
the 1TB into three logical drives. (using another PC) But I get the same result.
What do you think? Should I return the 1TB drive to Best Buy, and buy another
500 GB drive? Or is there some workaround for this?