Harddrive size being reported incorrectly?
fbsd_user at a1poweruser.com
Thu Dec 29 11:18:10 PST 2005
Just use FreeBSD's best guess and it will work fine.
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Travis
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 2:03 PM
To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org; freebsd-hardware at freebsd.org
Subject: Harddrive size being reported incorrectly?
I've recently purchased an IDE 320GB Western Digital WD3200JB-22KFA0
harddrive for use in my FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE fileserver. The BIOS in
reports the drive as being a 320GB, but FreeBSD (dmesg) sees it as a
(or 298GB drive) in two separate machines. When it has finally been
for use, I get 289GB of available space.
Now, I understand that harddrive manufacturers measure things
(1000kbytes per gbyte rather than 1024, or something like that) than
expected, but I've been told by a few people that I should be
305-312GB of available space after the drive has been formatted.
sysinstall had to adjust the drive geometry because the reported one
'invalid'. I tried to manually specify the geometry BIOS reported,
too was rejected as invalid.
BIOS Geometry-CYL/HD/SECT: 65535/16/255
Am I really getting the full potential out of this drive, or is
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