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replacing hd in external drive

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I had a 250gb maxtor external drive that stopped working. I found a 250 western digital hard drive to replace the junked drive in the maxtor. When my Mac sees it - it still shows up as: maxtor 128 drive, saying that there is only 128gb available. I have tried reformatting it, but that doesn't seem to work. Any ideas?

Edited by decoupage, 07 August 2005 - 07:56 PM.

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. Sounds to me like you have a Maxtor enclosure that had a 250 G hd that died, and you replace it with a non-maxtor drive (WD) same size? It may be due to the maxtor chip set in the usb enclosure, possibly proprietary? I have several USB enclosures and they don't care what kind of drive I put in. I always see the full size (with WXPPro or W2KPro). Try going to Maxtor's web page and see if you can find more info on the enclosure.
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