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Scorpio blue 250 Gb drive but in my bios it is just showing 137gb

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    Windows 8

    Scorpio blue 250 Gb drive but in my bios it is just showing 137gb


    I just bought a harddisk for my ,8 years old dell inspiron 6000 laptop. It a wd Scorpio blue 250 Gb drive but in my bios it is just showing 137gb. So I thought low level format will solve this. Although in Windows setup it shows 250 Gb.

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    If the Windows setup is able to identify it and it sees the full capacity, I would suggest that you just install it.
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    Here are the pics it working fine.
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    I think that reported 137 GB is the result of a BIOS limitation. Large Disk HOWTO: History of BIOS and IDE limits
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    Yes shopkeeper also mentioned that, but thanks God it working in windows.
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    Yeah, good to see that Windows is able to work past that BIOS limitation. If Windows saw it, you should be ok.
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Scorpio blue 250 Gb drive but in my bios it is just showing 137gb
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