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By johnnorcutt ·
my question is this: I am attempting to upgrade a 30gig hard disk to a 40gig, on a Soyo SY6BA m/b.
however, the m/b will not recognise the new disk, even though the new disk has been tried and tested in another PC.
There seems to be no way of doing a basic format. Does anyone know a way that this peculiar problem can be sorted, or is the m/b just incapable of accepting more than the 30gig config.
Any help would be welcome.

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by boblippman In reply to formatting new disk

Your MB BIOS will not support a hard disk with greater than 32 Gig. There are a few solutiona.
1) you can format it to the max size the BIOS will recognize. It's not worth buying a 40 Gig disk to replace a 30 Gig if you can only gain 2 Gig.
2)you can download and flash the BIOS revision from SOYO if they still support this MB, It will then recognize the 40 Gig size. Follow the instructions very carefully!!!!
3) you can pick up Partition Magic, Ontrack Disk Manager or any one of severalprograms (often supplied with new large hard drives) and install the Hard drive using the new installer software to "fool" the BIOS into recognizing the large disk. Your hard disk manufacturer may offer the software free for download on their website, or the dealer that sold you the disk (or your local PC service store)may have a diskette to loan or give you.

Good luck

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