From Henry Law@21:1/5 to All on Mon Nov 29 16:58:52 2021
I have a hard drive of 500GB capacity. It says so on the outside, and
its device string when read by linux fdisk or parted contains the string
But lsblk and all partitioning tools report 250GB.
I remember encountering this problem years ago and tracing it to some
obscure setting in the microcode which reduced the reported capacity of
the drive. There was some low-level utility that reset it too. But I've searched the web until my keyboard is red hot and can find nothing: the
search keeps getting polluted by articles describing how to fix it in the operating system (hidden files, hidden partitions, all that sort of
stuff). This is nothing to do with the OS: the disk itself is reporting
half its real size.
Can anyone help me find out what causes this, and what the tool is that
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