[OpenIndiana-discuss] Seagate 3000GB Drive only shows 746GB

Alex Smith (K4RNT) shadowhunter at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 20:55:24 UTC 2012

Has the AMD64 vs. x86 issue with large drives and the partition tables been
fixed? Or can 32-bit hosts still not use drives larger than (1.5 or 2TB,
not sure)?

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 3:32 PM, Volker A. Brandt <vab at bb-c.de> wrote:

> Hi Rainer!
> > This is a USB-attached drive
> > (in a SATA/USB enclosure)
> Are you sure the controller chip in your SATA/USB enclosure can
> deal with more than 2TB of disk?
> All such enclosures I have either truncate at 2TB or worse, they wrap
> around.  A disk with 3000GB (decimal) will give you just short of
> 2794GB (binary), and wrapped around 2TB will give you 746GB.
> So I am quite sure the controller chip in your enclosure is to blame.
> Regards -- Volker
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