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MacBook - bizzare hard drive upgrade issues (macbook)

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im posting here as a desperate man trying to find some answers to resolve this issue i am having. i recently upgraded the factory 80 gb hard drive to a western digital 250gb scorpio sata drive. i cloned the factory drive over to my new drive using a logicube hard drive cloner.

everything booted up fine and all seemed well except for the fact that when viewing total/available space for the new hard drive, it still thinks there is an 80 gig drive installed. when i check the hard drive system properties however, it does indeed show a 250gb drive. i called applecare and they seem stumped as well.

any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Is it possible that the cloner created an 80GB partition? If you go into disk utility can you create a second partition or see the remaining space?

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BINGO! that was it! thanks for the help!
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how did you change the partition?

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how did you change the partition?
Using disk utility.
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