If you install a HD over 8 GB in an older PC it will format it as 8 GB. Learn how to correct this problem..
In older PCs BIOS doesn't support hard drives over 8 GB even though the hard drive is correctly recognized on setup. So, it will be correctly recognized on setup but when you format it, it will only format as 8 GB. This problem is caused by a BIOS limitation, similar to the famous 504 MB limit that existed many years ago. Read more at HardwareSecrets
How to install HDDs over 8GB in older PCs
Posted on Thursday, Aug 04 2005 @ 00:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck