11-29-2008 12:12 PM
Operating System: Windows XP with SP3
Current drive - 80 Gb Seagate Model ST98823AS came with the laptop
Computer: Dell Laptop E1505
Drive to be cloned to: Seagate Model ST9320320AS 320Gb
Tried to clone using Seagate DiskWizard
Appeared to be cloning. When I put it in my machine, it showed 78.519 Gb. Tried to run it through SeaTools for DOS to reset it to its Max Native capacity. Will not re-set. Error shown is 51:04.
11-29-2008 12:23 PM - edited 11-29-2008 12:24 PM
What likely happened, is that when you cloned it, you just cloned the partition. If you were to right click My Computer and go to Manage, you could likely create a new partition with the remaining space.
There are also programs like Partition Magic that can be used to add the free space to your existing partition. Most tools like Seagate's DiscWizard have a setting to use all available space, something you might have overlooked.
SeaTools for DOS is used for setting the physical device size and has nothing to do with partitions.
11-29-2008 02:32 PM
11-29-2008 04:19 PM
If you are doing everything right from what I am reading, sounds like you might just have a bad factory drive. It happens, could always have been damaged in transit as well, sometimes they take more abuse during their travels. If your drive isn't showing up at the proper capacity and the reset max doesn't work, there isn't much more to really do.
By the way the error code you got, did it provide any additional information?
01-09-2009 03:33 AM
I was searching for compatibility between a 320Gb disk and a Dell 1505 and came across this forum.
I think I know whats happening.
It's an HPA related problem.
The original dell hard disk has a hidden partition that causes the cloning process to make the bigger drive have the same disk space as the smaller one.
Check this link and find out more:
Fortunately the article specifies what to do!! :-)
Help this helps!!
I guess a 320GB does work on a Dell E1505 after all.
12-12-2010 01:02 PM
I had exactly the same problem. This is the only way I found that worked. It's quick and easy.