3 TB disk troubles

Damien Fleuriot ml at my.gd
Thu Feb 14 17:48:57 UTC 2013

On 14 Feb 2013, at 17:01, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Feb 2013, Scott Bennett wrote:
>>    The confusing thing is that the kernel says it's a 3 TB device,
>> but the utility programs say otherwise.
> There are more than a few SATA to USB adapters that are not capable of dealing with larger devices.  I've seen at least one that could not handle a 1T drive.  Now that larger drives are becoming more common, the limits are often shown on the device box or description.
> The kernel may still identify the device correctly, possibly with different capacity detection.
> As mentioned, ESATA or just bypassing the SATA/USB/Firewire adapter and connecting directly to the drive should give the full capacity.

I might be completely off here but, what about trying it over FireWire on a x64 box, as opposed to his 32bit 8.2 ?

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