I recently bought a 250gb hard drive to use in a disk caddy as a removable back for my other two 120gb drives. When I went to format it, I could only get 127gb. I found out that this could be due to my BIOS and unable to find anything about this on ASRocks specifications (K7VT2) I purchased an IDE card that does support large drives (Innovision EIO DM8401-H ATA133 IDE Controller Card). After installing this when the computer boots up it scans for IDE drives but gives me an error message about the cable is reporting conflicting information and I can still only get 127gb in Windows.
The cable is an old one from when I originally got my computer but does it really make any difference, it is definately plugged in the right way round and the drive is set to master. I am trying to format in Windows 2k Pro Service pack 4, is that anything to do with it?
Any help would be greatly appreiciated, I'm pulling my hair out trying to sort this out.