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    johnjayr
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    Default IDE enclosure to USB2-win8 doesn't see more than 1.9GB

    I am using an external enclosure to port IDE drives to my Win8 PC through the USB port. However, windows 8 only sees 1.9GB on the drive. I tried two different 160GB drives (Maxtor DiamondMax ATA/133) and neither shows more than 1.9GB. I don't remember if these were originally Win2K or not, or if I used a partition program on them. Should that matter? it would have been Partition Magic. Thanx.

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    Default Re: IDE enclosure to USB2-win8 doesn't see more than 1.9GB

    What does it look like in disk management? Are there any unallocated blocks of drive/storage space?

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    Default Re: IDE enclosure to USB2-win8 doesn't see more than 1.9GB

    Disk Management only shows a primary partition of 1.9GB. As I thought about it overnight, i realized that these may have been stripped 0 in my old multimedia machine. That may be the problem. I think I'll have to load them into an older machine and see if they are read as a single drive.

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    Default Re: IDE enclosure to USB2-win8 doesn't see more than 1.9GB

    Let us know what you find out...I'm curious as to how this works. Moving drives that were in some RAID set up and then moved to another system....could explain a lot.

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