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I just installed a Seagate Momentus 500gb 7200 rpm drive in my core duo macbook pro running OSX 10.6. I planned on restoring from an external drive using time machine but when I got to the disk utility to format the drive, it only showed as 120gb! I erased it and tried everything I could think of but it still shows 120 gigs. Does anyone know why? thanks. Gary
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What does Disk Utility show for 'Disk Description' at the bottom of the screen?

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The Disk Description says " ST9120822AS Media " .
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That is a 120GB drive.

See Here.

Where did this drive come from?

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I bought it at best buy. Label on the drive itself says 500 gb. Strange.
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Time to take it back. They should have the cabling to hook up a bare drive and verify it for themselves. But, maybe call the tech department and make sure you shouldn't leave it in if it's going to be a hassle.

I'd have them check the next one before you walk out of the store if you're going to exchange it. Could be a whole batch with wrong labels.

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I bought it at best buy. Label on the drive itself says 500 gb. Strange.
This used to happen at Fry's Electronics all of the time.

Some low-life goes in and buys a 50MB drive (way back in the day), takes their 5MB drive out of their system and puts it in the 50MB box & returns it to Fry's - "Opps, didn't work in my system".
Fry's, without checking it, re-shinkwrapped it and puts the box back on the shelf.
You come in and buy it the next day, get home and find a old, dusty 5MB drive instead of the 50MB drive you paid for.
When you return it, they accuse you of trying to rip them off. They give you a big hassle and then MAYBE exchange it.

Hopefully, your Best Buy experience will be different.
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