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 Post subject: Old 6gb Hard drive works new 160gb starts and shuts immediat
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:02 am 
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Hi I have a Pismo 500 which works perfectly - that is.....until I put in a Western Digital 16000bev Scorpio160 gb drive.

I Bombich carbon copy cloned the old hard drive across to the new drive. Fitted it - perfect. It worked for about 10 days and in the evening I put it to sleep.

Then I shut down the computer. But when I start it I see the grey apple and then about 5 seconds later it shuts down.

(The laptop battery is duff so I use the ac power) The pram battery is dead and disconnected and I tried resetting the power management but this is not the problem because when I refit the old hard drive it works fine again.

Have I incorrectly formatted the new drive? any thought?
Many thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: Old 6gb Hard drive works new 160gb starts and shuts immediat
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:13 am 
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The Pismo won't support the entire 160gb as there is the 128gb limit. I would make sure it is formatted correctly.


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 Post subject: Re: Old 6gb Hard drive works new 160gb starts and shuts immediat
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:48 am 
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Many thanks for your quick response

With that limit should I partition the drive into 120 gb and 40 gb and put the system drive on the 120 bit?

Matt


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 Post subject: Re: Old 6gb Hard drive works new 160gb starts and shuts immediat
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:14 am 
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From my understanding, you can't just partition it to make it work. You'll need special drivers. Here is the site that we've recommended before on it...

http://speedtools.com/ATA6.html


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