Satellite M105 - replacement hard drive capacity problem

Hello, I recently installed a new hard drive of 320 GB (Seagate Momentus ST9320421AS) in my Toshiba Satellite M105-S3041 laptop to replace the original 80 GB drive.

I use Windows XP Service Pack 3 and the latest firmware (v2.90).

However, the new drive is restricted in some way to only about 130 GB.

The size is not reported in the BIOS, just the model number of the drive. Utility disk management Windows reports the size as: go 127,81 and using a Live CD of Ubuntu Linux and Seagate Seatools reports also this drive must be about 130GB.

So, I think that it is a BIOS or hardware problem. Can do something to allow me to use the full capacity of this disc?

Help, please. Thank you.


As far as I know that some specialists PC uses special tools to manipulate of the BIOS and the ability of the entire HARD disk can be used. But I really don t know what you can do.
In my opinion, you need to use maximum supported HARD drive, but if you need more capacity for private data, you must use an external 2.5 HDD.

Friend of mine has bought yesterday 400 GB 2.5 for 99 Euros only. It's a really good investment.

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