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October 7, 2012 12:41:40 PM

Hi I recently bought a 500gb WD HDD. And I have played around with it abit and now it says in partition manager, "the size of the hdd is 128kb"

can anyone help me please?

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a b G Storage
October 7, 2012 1:41:27 PM

oshm101 said:
Hi I recently bought a 500gb WD HDD. And I have played around with it abit and now it says in partition manager, "the size of the hdd is 128kb"

can anyone help me please?

Kind Regards


Hi...

I'm not sure what you mean by "played around with it for a bit" but from what it sounds like, looks like you'll need to completely wipe the drive via the following:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/248980/how_to_format_you...
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October 8, 2012 12:31:58 AM

I tried "flashing" it for it to be compatible with my xbox 360 and I quit half way through and now its not reading or when ti does the size is 128kb
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a c 288 G Storage
October 8, 2012 7:29:18 AM

Is that 128KB or 128GB?

How does HD Sentinel identify your drive? In particular, what does it say about the total number of sectors or LBAs for the physical disk?

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a b G Storage
October 8, 2012 2:59:34 PM

It sounds like you may have *bricked* your HDD. Your only option at this point is to RMA the drive and don't make mention of the firmware flashing.
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a b G Storage
October 8, 2012 3:12:38 PM

Can you flash it back to original? Probably your only chance to fix it.
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October 8, 2012 3:43:18 PM

Did you save the original firmware?

Never ever stop something midway.

If all else fails boot up gpart and do a uuid repair and reformat from within gpart.
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a c 288 G Storage
October 8, 2012 5:59:17 PM

If the size of the HDD is 128GiB, then there may be a HPA, in which case the solution is to use a tool such as HDAT2 to restore the full native capacity.

If HDDHackr has been used on the drive, then there are methods to restore the original configuration, but more detail needs to be provided. Whatever you do, DO NOT use any UNDO.BIN file other than the original one.

The following threads may or may not help:

http://community.wdc.com/t5/Desktop-Portable-Drives/Ins...
http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/HDD/HddHackr_analysis....
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