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Quantum AT Fireball Lct15

By stahler ·
I have this Fireball Lct. It is 30gb. I have tried this on 3 different computers. From a P4 to a P2 333. All come up that the drive is 9mb. if i set everything manually, it says 8mb. I've played with the jumpers, downloaded software from Maxtor(they bought Quantum HD's) that reseted the drive to factory, to no luck. Changed it from UDMA/66 to 33, just for the heck of it. Any other suggestions or comments?

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by TheChas In reply to Quantum AT Fireball Lct15

There are 4 versions of the lct15 drive.
Are you certain that you have the 30GB version?

Is the BIOS set to LBA mode?

Have you used fdisk to delete all partitions, and with the /mbr switch to clear the master boot record of any drive overlay utilities?

The manual settings for IDE drives limit you to 8.4GB. That is why you need to use auto-detect for large hard drives.

Is this drive new, used, or from another PC?
If from another PC, what capacity was detected on the old PC.
If used, perhaps the drive has one or more hidden partitions.
Or, someone swapped controllers from a drive with a bad platters, and the firmware in the drive thinks it is connected to the smaller drive.
Look for small jumpers on the controller board on the drive, and then check with Maxtor to verify that they are set correctly.

Chas

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by stahler In reply to Quantum AT Fireball Lct15

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by GuruOfDos In reply to Quantum AT Fireball Lct15

The drive has a limitation jumper which has to be used if the drive is used on a motherboard that only supports HDD's up to 8.4Gb. Overlay software then adds a patch to the boot block to allow the full capacity of the drive to be seen. Remove this jumper and check that the bios supports drives greater than 8.4Gb! It may be that the drive was originally added to another machine as a second drive in which case the overlay software is installed on the original boot drive.

Download Maxblast fromthe maxtor web-site and remove any Sector 63 offset present on the drive. This will

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by rod_eny2000 In reply to Quantum AT Fireball Lct15

and after you do that make sure you write all zero's to the drive after your fdisk

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