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Maxtor 160 Giga discs are once again "big"

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In a previous article: 'Maxtor: watch out for 160 ATA disks! They run at 137 GB! a reader complained of an ATA interface limitation that prevented the full capacity of the 160GB Maxtor DiamondMax D540X (4G160J8) HD from being exploited.

Turnover, which among other things also distributes this HD in an external Fire Wire solution, has managed to solve the problem with its Ice Cube case. Through an update of the firmware of the Oxford 911 chipset, the Maxtor are now correctly detected (capacity '152.63GB). The upgrade, at the moment, can only be done in a Windows environment, but the results are obviously appreciated also on the Mac.

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