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SCSI hard drives not detected

Q: SCSI hard drives not detected

I've been trying to setup a Dell poweredge server I have just got, and am having huge problems getting it to recognize any of the 4 SCSI hard drives I have in it. I've trailed through the BIOS and so far have found, when SCSI devices it can find the drive in port 0, if I go into the RAID array to put this hard drive into the raid setup, there are no drives. If I boot all the way through to the install for the Linux distribution I'm going to install, no drives are found to install on. I've tried running the open manager server assistant CD to no use. I've tried installing a bootable floppy with SCSI drivers on it only to be told it's not a bootable disk.

I'm at a loss and nearly at the point of accepting defeat and buying new hard drives. Surely there is something really basic or obvious I am missing?

Help or suggetsions or rational thinking would be a blessing. Thank you.

A: SCSI hard drives not detected

Can we get a little more information about the model of dell server, and the size and type of scsi harddrives? I tend to not think it is the drives, I work with dell servers all day at my job, and usually it is either software crap, or a different piece of hardware has failed. what RAID controller are you using?

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In a recent attempt to upgrade my video card I have come across a strange Hard Drive issue.

My system is a Dell 2.8 GHZ (running XP) and I purchased a new 256MB AGP video card to replace the stock 128MB... as a precaution before I did this, I took out the ATA adapter card in a PCI slot that runs 2 seagate ATA drives. After my installation was complete I put the ATA card and drives back in.

Now my Device Manager sees them both, but it reads them as SCSI drives and my ATA adapter as a SCSI adaptor, and It thinks one drive is empty, and the other needs to be formated.

My remedy was to re-install the driver for the ATA card, no luck, so I checked the jumpers and bios settings, no luck... called and spent 1 hour with Seagate level 2 support, no luck (we did test both drives and seem to be fine)

My E drive has a capacity of 279 GB and there is about 80GB of data there and my G drive has about 185GB on it with a capacity of around 200GB.

Does anyone have a suggestion on where to go from here? (With out reformating my drives and losing 250GB of data)

Thanks in advance.

A:2 ATA Hard Drives seen as SCSI

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A couple questions I have concerning SCSI devices....
1) Scenario: You have a scsi cd-rom, 50-pin, and a scsi hdd, 68-pin. The adaptec adapter manuel says for automatic termination, you have to set the 'low/high' setting from 'on/on' to 'off/on'.

Now I've hooked up scsi devices before, but only hdds. My question: by having a 50-pin device (cd-rom) and a 68-pin device (harddrive) both on the same scsi controller card...would that slow the hdd down? To me, it seems like I'm disabling the scsi wide aspect of the card.

2) SCSI-1 is 8-bit, right?

3) SCSI-2 is 16-bit, right? also known as scsi wide, right?

4) What is Ultra wide?

5) Is SCSI-3 and SCSI 160 the same thing?


A:SCSI Hard Drives

Have very little experence with SCSI but good resources for info. Try the following link for good reading.

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On all internet vendors, I find sections of these 10k,15k RPM drives, called SCSI, and I have absolutely no idea why they are different to SATA/PATA. If they are just super fast hard drives, I'd buy 4 and link them in a RAID array, but I still don't understand the different names. It's a problem that has been needlessly bothering me for ages!

A:SCSI Hard Drives, What on Earth...?

scsi is a interface that looks more like pata than sata, but you will need a scsi adapter card or a scsi header on your motherboard, and even if you want to spend the huge amount of cash for a 15k hard drive you will not be able to utilize all of it because the your optical drive wont be able to keep up with the hard drive, i would stick with pata and sata both for cost and it (seems) that is what you know about, scsi is a whole different world than ide and sata

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I just picked up this old server for nothing it's an IBM x240 2X9gig and 2x76gig Scsi and i wanted to try and get it going, not as easy as it sounds.

I got the drivers and the serverRaid disk from IBM and loaded the drivers onto a floppy, placed the 2k3 server disk in hit f6 and loaded the scsi drivers all was good.

Then an error saying i have no hard disk installed came up cancel the installation hit f3.

What have i done wrong?

This is what comes up during the post.

At startup Current memory configuration is not optimized
Adaptec aic-7897 scsi bios v2.20

Press Ctrl-a for scsi select utility
ch A Scsi ID: 5 IBM Ultrium-TD1 Ultra2-se

SCSI bios not installed

IBM serverRaid Bios
Bios Version 7.10.18

1 ServerRaid-4H Slot 4, drive configuration takes up to 5 minutes

Press Ctrl-I to enter mini configuration program

2 beeps

And then it ask me to insert a disk and hit f1

Any help appreciated

A:Loading Scsi Hard drives

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I have a Dell Precision 530 and I would like to replace the two SCSI hard drives (Win XP OS) with two IDE hard drives instead with Win XP as the OS. Can anyone tell me how to go about doing this? Should I just do a clean install of Windows XP on the IDE drives? I know that the SCSI controllers are difficult to deal with.Are there any specific settings I need to enable/disable in the bios/setup before attempting to do this? I intend to completely remove the drives and the SCSI connector cable from the machine if I can get the IDE drives to work.

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This is my first attempt at building my own pc so forgive me if this is a silly question.

This pc has an SCSI as the primary drive (17gig) and I'm trying to add two 320g drives that are edi drives.

I added a new dvd drive, video card, and usb 2.0 card and those all work fine.

I tried the drives set to slave as well as well as cable select. I even removed one of the drives so that the only connector is the edi slave connector.

Am I having a problem because I'm trying to use an SCSI drive and the two edi drives? Do I need to use one or the other in order for this to work?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Let me give a little more information if it helps. The computer is a Dell Precision 530 Workstation. Company upgraded all their pc's and sold off the old ones for $50 each. I want to ue this as a media server for my home network.

It has a 17GB SCSI drive on it now that has my Windows XP Home Edition and a few other programs on it. I was going to keep it for exactly what it does now. Basic everyday pc duties.

I wanted to add two bigger drives for storage. The mother board has an SCSI connector and two EDI connectors. The secondary EDI connector is connected to the DVD drive and the CD drive. Obviously I don't need both but just left the cd drive in there since it wasn't hurting anything. Those both read and work fine.

I have the two 320 GB storage drives connected to the primary EDI connector.

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A:PC won't recognize extra hard drives (edi) primary is SCSI drive

Hold on a minute... edi you mean IDE or eIDE don't you?

SCSI hard drives need to have terminated cables. IDE cables do not use termination. I would ditch the SCSI, but you will have to get into the bios settings and change the primary boot drive settings

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'Lo All,

I need to upgrade the HD space on my PC here, and was wondering if it'd be worth it to convert over to a couple of those shiny new 15000rpm SCSI drives (If it's pertinent, my motherboard is an Intel 875 / 2.4ghz and both hard drives are 18 GB 7200 rpm IDE's). A couple of quick questions:

1. Do I need a SCSI controller (the ones that I see selling on Pricewatch for about $25) to plug the "new" drives into, or is there a way to get them to work without this?

2. Is this even worth it; that is, will I see an appreciable increase in system performance once I've made the jump from 7200 IDE --> 15000 SCSI?

3. Anything else I should know about this whole scenario? Ostensible pitfalls/perks/etc.?

TIA for any responses...

P.S. I'll pre-empt any, "Newbies shouldn't mess with the inards of their computer"-style responses by stating that a friend will be doing the actual install/setup work...

A:Switching from IDE --> SCSI hard drives on home desktop...good idea?

the newer scsi run at 360 this means faster access
you will need a card that handles this speed plus the cables
price has come down some still very xpensive almost $2.00 USD a gb
SATA is cheaper and is almost as fast ,in most cases you will not see diff.
I think sata's run at 180 ( I dont use sata)
iede run at 133
warrentys on both are bout the same from 3 to 5 years
both support RAID most sata cards have this included
scsi cards don't you have to pay for that feature
if MB doesn't support sata you will need a card for it
only invest in scsi if you have critical systems and or run very intense app's
so if you want to upgrade and keep cost at min. go sata
if you are not up to task of boot issues with sata stick with iede 8mb cache 7200 rpm (I perfer Seagates)

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I keep having a problem that lasts for a short time (from 8 - 24 hours) where my computer cant detect the hard drives but after the short period it starts working again, any clues? I checked the IDE and its fine, the sockets seem to be fine and its 2 hard drives so i doubt that both broke at the same time.

A:Hard drives not detected

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I recently bought the following computer parts and began putting them together:

2 SATA 1TB Hard Disk Drives
ASUS M4A88T-M Motherboard DDR3 PCIE Socket AM3
4 2GB DDR3 PC3-10600 1333MHz PC Memory
AMD Phenom II x4 Quad 965 3.4GHz Socket AM3 8MB Cache CPU

The motherboard has 4 DIMM slots with dual channel.

at first i connected all DIMM chips and both SATA hard drives, and found that the system turned on (fans spinned) but no display was shown at all.

So i removed 3 DIMM chips and with one 2GB chip the system will boot into bios.

The DIMMS being the first problem as for some reason my motherboard wont utilise all 4. And they are all exactly the same.

The second problem is that, when in bios, the 2 SATA hard disk drives are not detected in any way.
I cant set a boot order as they are not detected in the bios, and not detected from windows installation booting from USB stick.

Has anyone else had any similar problems and if possible could you provide me with a fix?


A:Hard drives and Ram not being detected

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i have a dell poweredge 2950 server i want to install new OS windows 2003 R2 x64/x32 but i am getting error message sayings that " set up did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer"

one of my friend ask me to press F6 while installation of OS with the raid controllers drivers in my external hard drive i done but no use i lost all my data from external hard drive....

please help me to come out this. any help will be highly appreciated...
looking forward for a reply...........


A:Hard drives not detected

Well the "F6" command is one of these drivers:

But you may need to chat with Dell to confirm which one:

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So, I have two internal SATA HDs connected via a PCI-E x1 adaptor. This adaptor required the installation of a driver for it when first installed to make the HDs work, but running a windows update appears to have wiped the driver. Now when I start my pc I get the windows failed to start message, but when I run the recovery options my OS is not listed, and looking at my computer through the file select option shows that only the boot drive is listed.
However, my HDs are detected in the BIOS menu. We had the same problem when first installing the adaptor in that the HDs were in the BIOS but not listed when it came to choosing where to install Windows.
The adaptor model is Startech PEXSAT2IDE2. I do not have the driver software as my friend built my computer for me, and he is now unavailable to help me. I don't know where he got it from (although I assume it came with the hardware) or how he installed it. If anyone can find me the correct driver and explain how to install it I will be forever greatful. Thank you.

A:Hard drives not detected

Does your motherboard have SATA controllers? If so, you should put the Boot drive internally to the motherboard, and then any other drives can use the adapter.Go to the manufacturers support/download drivers site to download the driver. Read the DataSheet.pdf (manual) on how to install it.

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I'll try and be as concise as possible.

I have a PC running XP and VistaHP (on separate HDs).
Vista boots fine and I can see my 'C' drive on Disk1 and all the folders including Windows through (My) Computer in Vista.

XP will not boot with the message \system32\config\system corrupt or missing.
In Recovery console, after pressing 'R' it states that no hard drives have been detected.
When I try to install a new copy of Windows it also says no HD have been detected.
I've been down the MS Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset. When ERD commander launches and I attempt any kind of recovery I see 'Windows Installation is not set'.
In BIOS I can see both HDs and the clock appears to keep good time (CMOS battery).
The fact Vista runs fine with no problems (hence this post) seems to suggest the Motherboard is OK.

I'm getting so much grief I don't know where to turn to next.

I hope, really hope someone out there can help.


A:No hard drives detected,

This can be from a partition table which got cleared or deleted, which is located next to your windows XP boot code, which are both part of the master boot record. I had a issue like this with a dual boot (XP and Linux), and I used a tool called Test Disk to rebuild the partition table. , this tool can be run from a bootable CD such as this; , so order this disk, and more help;

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My computer has had many problem over the years and during the past week my computer's hard drive or hard drives were not being detected when you turn on the computer. So my oldest brother helped me fix my computer and 4 days later it does the same thing the night before it only detected one hard drive then after i turned off the computer, went to bed and woke up and both drives were not detected and i went to setup and looked at where it says if the computer is detecting any hard drives and it says not detected on any of the hard drives.

What do i do?, i don't want to call my brother because he is tired of fixing my computer, i went online to find solutions and i couldn't find any. What is wrong? my told me my brother said they were moved out of place and weren't detected but she said go online and find on how to fix it and here i am now typing this waiting for a reply now. I hope someone can help me, tell me step by step on how to fix it, im only 14 years old and don't know how to fix computers.

A:Computer hard drives are not being detected

Just ask your brother if he thinks you need a new Disc Controller.

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Hello, everyone I have yet another problem with my old computer.

It's another hard drive problem. My most recent hard drive was a Western Digital but it was freezing up on me and a disk check found some bad clusters. The disk check froze and then I decided to wipe it but it froze while trying to wipe it so now it's pretty much busted.

Now, that wouldn't be too awful if the new hard drive I just got in the mail actually worked. This one's a 160 GB Seagate Barracuda and though it does make a small beeping noise every few seconds, it's not a noise I can find online that would indicate it's failing so hopefully it's just a normal noise.

Currently neither my old WD hard drive nor my new Seagate Barracuda are detected in Bios. However, another hard drive, a Samsung (which seems relatively stable but has crashed before) can be detected and starts up fine. I've used the same SATA cables that I use to successfully start up the Samsung drive but the other drives are still not detected.

I've actually tried a few other hard drives on this computer before but it only seems to detect some of them. I don't know what to do to get it to detect this hard drive. Although the motherboard is new and hopefully not the problem, it is an MSI 760GM-P23 FX. Unfortunately I can't really try the new hard drive with any other computers to make sure it works.

Please help me out.
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A:Certain Hard Drives Not Detected By Bios

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I have multiple hard drives on my machine with a power switch between the PSU and drive itself. None of these drives are boot drives except the drive that holds the OS.
Yet, W10 will not see any of these drives just by turning on the power switch.
I have to switch on the HDD, and then go through the whole startup process to get W10 to see it.
External USB drives are seen straight away.
I don't understand why this is as I can see no difference between this system, and switching on external eSATA drives on my old W7 machine which always worked OK ?
Help greatly appreciated !

A:Multiple Hard Drives Not Auto Detected ?

I think that straight SATA drives have to be labeled as dynamic/removable for that to work.

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windows98 is already on my 13gb ide drive, but i have a new 9gb scsi drive which is really fast 80mb/sec,
I would like to install only windows for now so machine boots faster, can i do this and still have other files on existing slower 13gb hdd i.e. games, txt files and pics?
I have managed to make ide drive as slave but i dont know how to go abouts installing win98 on scsi, as machine keeps booting to windows, from the slave drive. And when i attempt to install win98 it tries to put it on the ide drive which alwready has it on.
Do i need to disconnect the power supply to the ide hdd?
Does scsi drives have master/slave jumper setting like the ide?

My new hdd is MAG3091LC on this page

A:if i have 1 ide and 1 scsi hard drive how do i install windows on the new scsi hd?

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First of all I am sorry of this has been answered somewhere, but I haven't been able to find it and I really need a solution.

My desktop does not detect and external hard drive that do not come with their own power supply. I have many externals that also plug into the wall and they are working fine; but whenever it is an external without a plug, i.e. the portable ones they are never found.

They do not show up in Computer Management, so it is not because I did not assign a letter to the drive.

I have tried various things, but I don't know what I should be testing for or looking for.
These externals all work on other laptops and other desktops perfectly fine so it is not the externals. When they are plugged into my desktop, they light up normally like they should, but the desktop never detects them. I have tried these externals with the different USB cable I have on hand, but nothing seems to work. It doesn't matter which USB port I plug the device in, it still gives me no response.

I am running a i7 860 on a ASUS P7P55D Pro.
If anyone has any information or a ideas please let me know.


A:External Hard Drives without their own Power Supply are not detected.

This is a rather common, but sporadic, problem. The issue, I believe, is that the USB ports on the problem PC are not putting out the specified power to run the drive. This is a problem typically seen in laptops.

IIRC, USB 2.0 specifications require the supply of 2.5 watts of power over a maximum of 5 meters at 5 volts (0.5 Amps). If you are ambitious you could test for the correct specs with a good multimeter.

The other possibility is that the problem external drive is requiring more power than is supplied by the USB specifications. This is not likely in your case because the drive works on other PCs.

One work-around, in either case, would be to used a powered USB port for that PC.

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Hi there,

Well let me describe my set up first. I'm running a HP Pavilion dv2000 (Vista Home Premium) series laptop, and I have two external hard drives connected to the laptop through a 4-port USB Hub. The two I have are a Western Digital MyBook 1110, and a Seagate FreeAgent Pro. Both have an AC power supply and are plugged into a power strip. There have been no recent software or hardware changes.

TSG SysInfo said:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium ,
Service Pack 2, 32 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 141729 MB, Free - 8242 MB; D: Total - 10895 MB, Free - 2388 MB; H: Total - 1907057 MB, Free - 1108407 MB; K: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 361550 MB;
Motherboard: Wistron, 30CE, 80.52,
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and EnabledClick to expand...

Now, this is what happened. A couple of days ago, when I plugged my USB Hub into my laptop, I realized that my two ext. hard drives were no longer being shown in My Computer, nor were they being shown in Disk Management. When I checked in Device Manager, they still showed up; when I right clicked on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray, they still showed. Another weird thing is that the WD MyBook comes with a virtual drive, which can still be accessed and used normally d... Read more

A:External Hard Drives suddenly not detected after unplugging/replugging

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Hello all. I've used this forums many times before and decided to join. The information is very good here.

Anyway, I'm working on a friends computer (Dell Optiplex GX520 with Windows XP SP3) who had some spyware on it. I think I have it all removed but I have this one strange issue I've not come across before. I discovered it when trying to run the disk defragmenter and I kept getting an error message that said it was unable to start. The C drive is present there and other USB drives that I connect as well. But when I go into disk management, the only thing listed are the USB drives and the CDROM drive, NO C drive or any other volumes. Also, when I tried to run chkdsk on reboot, I get a message saying that it could not check the disk for some reason (flashes by too quickly). Can someone shed some light on possible conditions that would cause Disk Management to not be able to see the main Volume?

BTW. I removed some trogans and installed MS Security Essentials. Computer seems to be working fine except this issue. I don't have much history on the computer. Hard drive is reported in Device assignments as ST3808110AS, I'm currently running sfc /scannow to check Windows files.

System File Check just finished. I need an XP Pro disk to repair Windows and I don't have one. Oh well. Please let me know if there's a way around this.

A:No hard drives detected in Disk Management but C drive is in My Computer. ?

Can you post a screenshot from Disk Managment?

Logically...any connected drive should always appear in two places...the BIOS and Disk Management.

The only possible reason that I can think where this might not if two drives are assigned the same letter by Windows, only one can be reflected.

As for C: being reflected in Windows/My Compter...any version booted into appears as the C: drive, as any person who does multiboots will tell you. The C: drive is nothing but a designation for the O/S partition/drive booted into.

As for your XP Pro situation...there is no way around the requirement for the system files for the applicable O/S installed. XP Home is not Pro and vice versa.


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i have a problem with my pc..after a repair i had from the windows cd,everytime i log in,comes up a message "SCSi driver is not detected
After that appears a scan search from windows which is trying to find the SCSi driver and install..Every time the result is the same "install was not succesful"
thanks for your help

p.s. if you need any other information please let me know

Thanks again

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Hi I have a printing problem. On the program I am running when you go to print a popup comes up that says. No scsi drivers detected.
The Printer I am using is a samsung clp315 usb printer. Is there a program or driver update to handle this problem?
Or is there a hardware piece that I need to get the program to detect the printer. the printer seems to be working fine just not with that program.

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I have an asus motherboard with a pent 166.
I am using an adaptec 2940 ou scsi controller card with a number of drives attached.Under windows 98 I have no problems.
When trying to run from NT I pick up problems when attaching my seagate st15150's to the daisy chain.My other drives work fine.
The st15150's are not installed at the end of the bus so it isn't a termination problem.

Nt boots up up to the point where it displays the service pack(6a) and then hangs
As soon as I remove the st15150's ,NT boots up fine

please help

A:scsi drives on nt4.0

Post your BOOT.INI file, here.

IS SCSI BIOS enabled?

What's on the Seagate ST15150 drive?

Let us know. Dan-O

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I've picked up a used Dell P4 1.7 Ghz... I didn't realize it came with a SCSI drive (and PCI card obviously)... I wanted to add a second 40 GB HD as the SCSI 10 GB is too small. Can I run both a SCSI HD & an IDE HD at the same time? I've plugged in an IDE cable into the primary IDE slot on the MoBo but it doesn't seem to recognize the IDE drive. Am I doing something wrong here? Is it a little more complex than just plugging in the IDE cable & HD?
Any help you can provide would be apreciated.


Mike C

A:SCSI & IDE Drives

You can have SCSI and IDE in the same computer.

If it is not recognizing the IDE drive, make sure that however it is set (master or slave), there is no other conflicting device on the same IDE controller. An easy way to make sure is just take off the power plug to anything else that might be there.

Also make sure that the primary controller is not somehow disabled in the computer's CMOS.

Might also look in CMOS to see if the primary master or slave (however the drive is configured) is not disabled as well.

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We have a computer running Small Business Server 2000. Installed on the computer is an AP-40 SCSI card. There is a Wang DAT Tape drive attached to the SCSI card. The problem is, SBS2000 detects the SCSI card but it doesn't detect the tape drive attached to the card. Does anyone know how I can get the tape drive working?

Thanks in advance,

A:SCSI Tape Drive not detected

What happens when you use add/remove devices in control panel and then load the correct drivers from a disk? If SMS does not automatically detect a device, you must do it manually, and with the correct drivers. Let me know what happened.

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My virtual SCSI driver not detected because a few days ago I deleted it to get daemon tools to work but now Its causing more problems, where can I fix this problem!!

A:virtual SCSI driver not detected

You need to install the driver again.
Go to Device Manager and check for a yellow ? or !

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My virtual SCSI driver not detected because a few days ago I deleted it to get daemon tools to work but now Its causing more problems, where can I fix this problem!!

A:virtual SCSI driver not detected

Well, a couple of things come to mind.

1. Do a System Restore back to a Restore Point before you did the deletion.

2. Do a System Repair.

If you Google:

System Restore


System Repair

You will see articles giving you instructions on performing these operations.

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I was working on a server computer that had a 20gb SCSI drive. The motherboard had IDE capabilities and the customer wanted a larger HD because they were running out of room. So we ordered a new WD 320 gb IDE drive and cloned (using Acronis True Image) the SCSI drive to the IDE drive successfully. I disconnected the SCSI drive and hooked up the IDE drive to master and when it gets to the Windows Server 2000 splash screen, I get a BSOD that says "the hard disk is inaccessible". I switched up some jumper settings and the way the cables were connected but still got the same problem. The motherboard has a Pentium 3 CPU and there is 1 gb RAM.

any thoughts

A:cloning SCSI drives

Unfortunately this sometimes happens when you switch hard drive controllers. Several solutions come to mind, first is going back to a SCSI drive, the second is to perform a repair installation of Windows. Third is to use Acronis Universal Restore:

And maybe the best one if it works is this:

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I have 3 SCSI Ultra 2 drives laying around and I have decided I want to get a external case and try and create a raid array with these drives to run on my P-4 running Windows XP. I have an Adaptec 2940U2W controller but I am not sure it works or not. I am new to SCSI technology so any help getting started with this would be great. Thanks. I would rather go with SATA but these 3 drives are FREE.

A:SCSI 68 Pin Ultra 2 drives

Nothing too complicated with it. You just have to take care when setting the jumpers (if any) on the dirves to make sure the IDs are right and the terminations OK. Reading the manual of the SCSI controller wouldn't hurt either.

Have a read about almost everything a sane person would want to know about SCSI (look in the end for useful info on cabling and configuration):

I looked at the product specs and seems that your controller doesn't have RAID so you have to do it by software (bad news for you, esp. with Windows).

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I've finally got my PC dual booting with Vista and so begins my first trip into the world of Vista! Initially it's quite disorientating after using XP for so long. One problem I have is that my HD's are showing as SCSI disk devices together with SCSI ID's!! Anyone got any ideas on this one?

A:Drives showing as SCSI

Hi Mark,

Are you, by any chance, using RAID on your system? Depending on the system, when you have hard drives in a RAID configuration they can show as being SCSI devices. As long as your system is working correctly, there is nothing to worry about.

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Has anyone ever heard of a regular HDD and CD/dvd drives (IDE)
listed as SCSI drives in device manager?

A:IDE Drives listed as SCSI

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The company I work for is wanting to buy a tape drive for one of the severs.
I figure DLT one of the better brand, but i wanted the Techguys openion...
We will be backing up about 400 gig of info

Just wanting the best bang for the bucks

A:scsi tape drives

Wow, can you actually buy 400gb compressed tape backup! This is what we use in our school district.

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After i found out I needed a better backup as my secondary 1.2Gb HDD was getting too small to back up my 40Gb HDD to I thought about getting a bigger secondary HDD but I then saw some tape drives on eBay.

They were quite cheap (£15 - £50) and I thought about getting one but I then saw that they were SCSI! My MoBo is a Soyo SY-K7V Dragon Plus ( and I was wondering if this would support SCSI? If it dosen't then is
there any way it may be able to?

Or are there any IDE tape drives?

Anyone got any other solutions?

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I need help with this SCSI thing. It says it cant be detected by Daemon Tools and I cant use it. How can I make Daemon Tools detect the Virtual SCSI?

A:Virtual Scsi Not Detected (daemon Tools) Help!

It should already installed it. What are you using DT for?

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I'm running a home built Asus A7V266-e with a AP-10 SCSI Pro PCI. The system boots fine and the SCSI card is detected, but when I boot with a SCSI device connected, the system hangs up during post. If I go into the SCSI bios, I see that it is hanging on the device number that I assigned.

I have tried all available device numbers and three different SCSI devices (one at a time). I have also replaced the card and have the same problem. I have tried it under WIN98, 2000, and XP, but it never reaches the OS load; so, I don't believe this is related.

Any suggestions?



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I've just built my new computer. It all works and boots into XP fine which is a miracle in itself The Foxconn motherboard I used has 3 IDE channels, or should I say connectors. The primary channel recognises anything plugged into it automatically (hard drives/optical drives). The 2 secondary channels are also the ones that can be set up with a IDE RAID setup. There are also 4 SATA connectors which I'm not using yet. From my reading I have to install the raid controller ITE8212F to give me the option of using a RAID setup (obviously), but also to make these extra channels normal IDE channels with no RAID setup. They have to be controlled by something and one of the RAID options is to do nothing - just use the IDE connectors as standard IDE channels. I can't for the life of me work out how to install the drivers from the supplied floppy after I have installed windows. (The ones you use during setup by pressing F6 to install drivers for additional drives/RAID setups). There's no setup file and I don't know where these files should simply be placed if that's all I should do with them.
But my question :-
Do I need them anyway? I don't want to use a RAID setup yet. I have a hard drive plugged into each of these secondary channels and I am assuming that XP's own controller is recognising the correct hard drives connected to them. I even boot from one of them no problem. They are listed as SCSI drives in Device manager though. D... Read more

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I have inherited an older IBM Netfinity 5600/8664-3AY. It is a P-3 667 with 1GB of system RAM. It also has an Adaptec AIC-7897 host adaptor with 5 Ultra-SCSI drives attached. The drives have been wiped when the unit was removed from a Chrysler dealership.

For some reason, the host adaptor is seen in the SCSI profile, but none of the drives is seen by the IBM start-up utility. I can run other drive utilities and the drives are seen on Channel 3. Oddly, the host adaptor has only Channel A or Channel B as options.

Everything else about the unit is working, but I can not get it to load a Windows or Linux OS because the drives are not recognized.

I have downloaded the drivers and utility from Adaptec for the host adaptor, but it will not execute from a floppy as described in how to run the software.

Does anyone have any experience with these machines or this particular problem?

A:SCSI Adaptor Doesn't See Drives

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I have this configuration of  SCSI  >>>> Barramento SCSI  - 0
                                                              Unidade logica  scsi - 0
                                                               Porta SCSI -  0
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 How can I improve it please!!!  Thanks!!!

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I recently bought a PCI ATA 133 RAID Card from Compusa so I could add an Iomega ZIP drive to my computer without loosing one of my other drives. I learned that it wouldn't work that way, so I connected my primary slave hard drive to the RAID card and made the ZIP drive the new PS drive.Everything works fine. But what I want to do now is somewhat complicated.I currently run Windows XP Pro SP2 on the Primary Master drive (hereafter, "drive 1") and I use the second hard drive (which used to be the PS but now is connected to the RAID card) for storage (hereafter, "drive 2"). Both drive have a single partition formatted in NTFs.I want to setup a dual boot with Windows 98SE/XP Pro. I know that Windows 98 must be on the first partition of the boot drive. So, I want to move Drive 1 to the RAID card then create a FAT32 partition on Drive 2 where I will install Windows 98. What makes it so complicated: I really, really do not want to have to reformat, repartition or otherwise damage the data on either drive, though the data on Drive 2 could be burned to a CD and restored after any such formatting. Additionally, my experience with RAID setups is extremely limited. Any help would be appreciated. My head starts hurting even when I'm just thinking about this.

A:Two Ide Drives, One Scsi Raid Pci Card, Dual Booting

First off, don't add the Zip drive to the primary IDE channel as it probably works at only 33MHz. This will force your primary IDE master device, the boot hard drive, to slow down from 100MHz to 33MHz. You didn't say why you didn't hook up your zip drive to the secondary IDE channel, but I suppose its because you already have 2 optical drives occupying it.

You might try moving what is now your slave optical drive to the RAID controller and configure it to be a master, then configure the zip drive to be the slave device on the secondary IDE channel. You also didn't say why the zip drive didn't work on the RAID controller. It should have worked, other than for the fact that zip drives have always been problematic to hook up.

As for creating a dual-boot setup, you may have to bite the bullet and be prepared to wipe drive 1, create 2 partitions on it and format the first physical partition to use FAT for 98SE and the second to be NTFS for XP. This can all be done by using an XP install disk without actually installing XP into the first partition. Once the partitions are set up, install '98 onto the first partition. Then install XP onto the second partition. XP is smart enough to detect the existing '98 OS and pop up a screen at boot time to select which OS you want to boot up.

Note that this configuration keeps drive 2 unchanged as the slave device on the primary IDE channel. I hope this helps.

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I just built a new computer and I had my first problem. I'm relatively advanced with computers but this one is over my head.
Here it is:
I have one optical drive. It's a Pioneer DVR-112DBK. It's IDE and set to Master. All other drives are HDD (and they are all SATA). The main issue i'm having is that i can't boot into linux live cd. I've tried 2 versions of Slax and 2 versions of Knoppix. These CDs work perfectly in my other computers. They load up to a point and then give me a 'limited kernel'. Back|Track 2 was kind enough to tell me that it may be because i have unsupported hardware such as SCSI or PCMCIA-CDrom). That led me to look in my Device Manager. There i saw that windows sees the drive as SCSI. Another odd thing is that the virtual drive i created in Alcohol 120% is also listed as SCSI. The cable i used to plug it in to my mobo was definitely IDE. My Bios sees it as IDE in the 'boot device priority' menu. I tried disabling the 'SCSI/RAID host controller' in my device manager and it disabled the dvd drive. i suppose the windows install disk supports scsi because that worked no problem. I think that this issue is also keeping me from being able to complete a burn of a Dual-layer DVD. I've looked all over the net for answers and can't find any. please help me. Any advice is welcome.
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A:Device Manager shows IDE Optical Drives as SCSI

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I've been reading about issues with people having problems with their SSD's not being reconized by Windows 7 Ultimate...but my WD 600gig STAT III Raptor is listed as a SCSI as well. I assume the problem is with my Marvell Driver.

I bought this 60gig OCZ Vertex 3 SATA III drive for a Boot drive and had a pain installing drivers for it on a clean install of windows. I plugged it, and my WD Raptor both into the 2 SATA III ports that I have on my ASUS Rampage III MB. I set the Drives to ACHI not IDE. Tried to install Windows, had to force windows to accept the Marvell Drivers...but finally got it installed.

Now Im stuck with the OCZ SSD and the Raptor both at SCSI speeds...not able to get them reconized my Windows 7 Ult as SATA drives.

Should I try uninstalling the Marvell and JBMicron drivers and let Windows try and install drivers that will work? Funny thing is, I know that windows is reconizing the SSD as a SSD because of the Disk Defrag has been disabled on it...and was able to get some info off the drive via Intels SSD toolbox....OCZ's tool box wont reconize it unless you use Windows drivers. I had to install the Marvell Drivers to install Windows, Windows wouldn't reconize either drive plugged into the SATA III ports.

Anyway, if anyone could help out I would greatly appreciate it. I've tried bout everything, even tried the reg. fix via the Windows Helper with no luck.

Thanks in advance.

A:SSD + WD Raptor SATA Drives Showing up as SCSI Win 7 Ultimate

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GA-965P-DS3 Win XP pro SP3
Can I undo this without another reformat? I have 2 HDs connected to the purple SATA port, and 2 DVD burners connecdted to the IDE port. All of them used to "show" as IDE in device manager(in previous install) ALL 4 drives are reported as SCSI in device manager under the GIG GBB36X controller. They are working, but some software will not recognize the optical drives as burners! I can force them to burn using other programs such as CD Burner XP.

A:Solved: After reformat and re-install of XP all drives reported as SCSI?

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Recently I formatted all the hard drives on my Gateway MX6214 Notebook computer.

When I attempt to install Windows XP it says the Setup cannot continue because no hard drives were found.

Obviously, the hard drives are in working condition because I also checked with some bootable diagnostic tools and the hard drives are check. But now it seems the "internal?" drivers on the hard drives have also been deleted during the format, so WINXP cannot recognize during installation. Same goes for installation of the OS Ubuntu =/

I do not have the original diagnostic cd that came with the notebook.

Are there any solutions anyone can point me towards?

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Before I started on this project all my system worked. I replaced an older Plexwriter with a used Samsung CD r/rw and discovered my Windows XP home edition is giving me an error message about not loading the drivers. I have exhausted all my thoughts and trial and error attempts to resolve this. I am sure it has something to do with the IDE controller configuration, but I can't figure out how to solve it. No replies, I give up!

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Hi there. Sorry if this sounds like a confusing jumble.

My computer (1.8Athlon AMD, 1gb Ram, windows xp) has recently started playing up. I recently bought a new hard drive, a 180gb Maxtor drive. At first it was working fine running as my secondary hard drive, however, yesterday Windows XP failed to recognise it. It detected it, but insisited that there was no data on it and that it had to be formatted. I think this may be to do with the Plug and Play Bios Extension. At the moment, the only way of entering windows is with this disabled. If it is enabled, windows fails to load, and i am left with a black screen.
Sorry if that was all terribly confusing.
Obviously i would like your help on this matter, however any form of action involving a WindowsXP disk is unavailable to me, as my computer came without such a disk. Thanks!

A:Problems with Plug and Play BIOS extension and SCSI drives.

run maxtors diognostic utility on the drive

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Prior to changing my OS from Windows 2000 Server to Windows ME (software incapibility issues), I had 2 internal HDD. Now, only one is visible.

I have Adaptec Ultra 160 SCSI controllers

I have used the SCSISelect software (option on bootup), and found the following:
There are Channels A & B. When I run the utility on Channel A, these are my findings:
AIC-7899 at Bus: 01h; Device: 02h; Channel A
SCSI ID #7: Adaptec AIC-7899
Host Adapter SCSI ID 7
SCSI Parity Checking enabled
Host Adapter SCSI Termination enabled
BIOS Info:

IRQ Channel 05
I/O Port DC00h
SCSI Termination level 0

When I run the utility on Channel B, these are my findings:
AIC-7899 at Bus: 01h; Device: 02h; Channel B
SCSI ID #6: Adaptec AIC-7899
Host Adapter SCSI ID 6
SCSI Parity Checking enabled
Host Adapter SCSI Termination enabled
BIOS Info:

IRQ Channel 11
I/O Port D800h
SCSI Termination level 0

Can anyone help me configure these settings to utilize the send HDD?

A:Ultra 160 SCSI Controller; Dual drives but 1 not reported after OS change

So which channel are the SCSI drives hooked to?? You probably had one of the drives set up under windows 2000 server as a NTFS file system which windows ME doesn't understand. Probably fdisking a drive to FAT32 and reformatting the second disk will fix it.

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i am going home for winter break and i wanted to take over some videos i had on my hard drive, but the problem is that it is an internal hard drive, and i want to be able to transfer the data to a laptop. Is there a way that you can turn an internal hard drive into an external hard drive? Or is there a piece of hardware that will alow me to do this?

A:Turn internal hard drives into external hard drives

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I currently have 2 PATA hard drives installed in my system that both run off the same IDE ribbon cable. My MSI MS-7184 motherboard has 2 SATA connections and 2 SATA power supplies available. Would I benefit much by upgrading my hardrives to SATA ones? One of them holds the operating system and programs etc (160GB) and the other stores my mp3's (320GB). Would there be much speed gained or not enough for me to notice? Also would data be transferred faster if my PATA drives had one IDE cable each instead of sharing one? I seem to have 2 IDE connections on the motherboard.

A:Solved: SATA Hard Drives vs PATA Hard Drives

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i have 2 HD's laying around. 1 2.1 GB and 1 10.0 GB, the 2.1 has Win. 95 on it, and the 10.0 has Win. 98SE on it. if i get a computer without a HD, and it need 1, can i put on of the HD's in it, and it will work? or....

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Hi everyone,
I wonder if anyone have a good site where it can guide me on how to installed a second SCSi hard drive. I have a HP tc2120 server with one 36.4 Gb drive. I have anotherone just like that. But I never have installed and SCSI drive. I have only done the regular IDE drives. I need some help.



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My computer is not recognizing my SCSI 70 ghz drive. It keeps saying PXE-E61 failure check cable. It worked fine last night, I reformatted my secondary IDE 40 ghz drive and I could not get my computer to start. I had to disconnect my SCSI drive and setup windows xp on my IDE 40 ghz drive to get my computer to start. It still doesn't recognize my SCSI drive. I need help.

A:SCSI 70 ghz hard drive

This generally pertains to a bad hard drive or bad hdd cable same as a "non system disk error" with same solutions.

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I was able to salvage an old system from the trash at work. It has a Western Digital 4.3GB SCSI hard drive and I want to know if i can use it in a non-scsi system. To use it will I have to use a SCSI adapter or have to have all HD's as scsi?

A:Using SCSI Hard Drive

You can use it if you have a SCSI adapter and you can mix IDE and SCSI in the same PC.

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Built a WinNT 4.0 server using SCSI raid array. Works fine. Enabled atapi in services and it sees the IDE CD-ROM (master, secondary channel) just fine.

But it won't see the IDE HD (master, primary channel)!

Jumpers, cables, HD all okay.

I'm sure I'm missing something obvious. Anyone have a clue?



A:scsi NT -- how to add IDE hard drive?


Can your BIOS see the HD? If not, then your OS has no chance of ever seeing it.

Have you tried it as a Slave on the secondary controller? Or better yet, keep it as a master, and make your CD-ROM the slave on the secondary controller.

You could have a dead primary controller (I know my secondary controller is not functioning... damn, I need a new PC - who wants to help me raise funds for a new PC - any compnay that helps will get free advertising from me ), or a dead HD.

There could be something else wrong, but I am not that great with hardware issues. If you want, I can move this to the Hardware forum.


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]


Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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I've got an old computer that we've just been using at the office for payroll and a few other things. The problem is its runningout of hard drive space, so I was just going to install another hard drive, but I forgot that it has a scsi hard drive. I was wondering if i could hook a regular hard drive up to the scsi cable? Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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Whenever I boot up my old computer, I get a message during bootup that tells me that the SCSI boot device is not installed. I have a SCSI hard drive connected to an Adaptec SCSI pci card. I had just taken the hard drive and card out of that computer and tried to install them on this computer, and it didnt work, so I put it back. I tried running a SCSI utility on the bootup screen, and it didnt even recognise the existance of the hard drive. It wont let me format or anything. If there is something I can do to get it working, then please post. I do not care if the solution requires reformatting, because I do not have any really crucial data on the drive.

A:SCSI Hard Drive

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I have a Dell Poweredge SP5166-2 that uses Seagate Barracuda (4.3gb) hard drives put into trays that are slid into the computer and connected to the motherboard. I want to put another hard drive in but it is an HP C2490A (2.1gb). When trying to install it the first times, bios recognizes it and says it is working properly, but it is not displayed under Win2k's logical devices or my computer. It is however displayed under device manager. So, it does exist but I just can't make it work within my computer. I also tried to make connect the SCSI bus cable that goes into the cd rom into the hard drive, but no luck. Is there any master slave config for scsi devices? My understanding is that there aren't any; only scsi ids. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


A:HP SCSI Hard Drive


You can check couple of things.

You may want to check SCSI ID(which usually a jumper or switch on the drive.).

If you want the drive to be C:, check host adaptor which ID is bootable.

Make sure you have a terminator at the end of the chain.

Go device manager and check if your SCSI card has conflict with other devices.

Good Luck,


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I have 2 scsi drives in my compaq evo w6000 pc c & d drive they are 18gb I want to replace c with a 73gb drive can i put in the d drive position & copy c drive to the new drive using norton clone & then put it in the c position & put the old d drive back in the d position will my pc boot without the old d drive when i put in the new drive in it's place so i can clone c drive to the new drive Thank You [email protected]

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I've just bought some hard drives.
They weren't expensive, i got them in a clearance sale, they are SCSI types.

One of my PCs uses an SCSI hard drive as its local drive 'C',
However this PC has a power supply feed to the SCSI hard drive, and also the
SCSI connector ribbon cable.
Thats two separate cables.
One for signal, and one for supply.

The SCSI hard drives i bought have no feed point for a power supply.

So i don't know how to try them.
They must use some supply to operate, so could it come via the SCSI cable ?
I suppose it must come from there ... ?

Ive never seen ones like this before.

I dont want to try them without checking first.
Any comments or suggestions would be welcome.

Model: WDE18300-6029A8
Made: 26th May 1999

I got eight in all, some like this one, and some others.
Now i'm a bit worried about trying them, as they might try to draw more current
from the SCSI signal wires than they were meant to give.
These ones come in a sort of Slot-in carrier, what difference that might make
i don't know.

Cheers, John

A:Some help please in trying to use an SCSI hard drive.

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ok i posted eariler and its final the scsi seagate is mine and it looks like im keeping it.ok so i bid on the scsi control card thats ldv and now im looking for a cable . my question does the cable need only one terminator? im new to this so if anyone can help me out on installing a scsi hd it would be greatly appreciated

A:scsi hard drive?

You want a 68pin internal LVD cable, it should either have a terminator built in + two connectors (one for the SCSI card, one for the hard disk), or three connectors + you'll need to plug a terminator into it. The devices should be arranged with the SCSI card at one end, the hard disk in the middle and the terminator at the other end. The SCSI card provides termination for its own end (unless you want to put the SCSI card on the middle of the cable, in which case you need a terminator for each end). The terminator must be LVD or LVD/SE compliant.

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I am helping my brother in law out trying to do a non destructive repair using the installation disc. When we went through all the steps and got to the section that shows the hard drives it does not recognize the hard drive and won't let us do a repair. If we wanted to do a clean install it still would not recognize the hdd.
I decided to check bios and see what was recognized and in the hdd section it showed that the hdd was a SCSI. It is not a SCSI drive. We checked PC Wizard 2008 and it showed SCSI. All the places show that it is a SCSI. What is causing this? It is not a SCSI drive but a SATA drive. Can anyone tell me what has happened?

A:Hard drive recognized as SCSI

it is SCSI emulation. Some USB drives show up this way too.

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Does anyone know of a website that I would be able to find the drivers for a scsi hard drive? I have been searching for what seems like weeks now and can't seem to find anything.

A:SCSI Hard Drive Driver?

The driver you probably need is not for the SCSI "drive" itself. It's for the SCSI "host adapter" to which the drive is attached.

Please give brand/model specifics of your machine... laptop or desktop (probably) and type/model/details, SCSI drive (internal or external), SCSI host adapter to which the drive is cable-connected.


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I have a SCSI Hard disk, that i some how messed up by transfering it to a different controller, cuz i didn't know that you can't do that, i do now. i tried to get it to come back alive, by puting it back on the controller, but my master partion table thing got messed up, when i had tried to use it on the other controller, the first controller was a LSI Logic, and the second was an Adaptec 2490-UW. so i tried to use diskprobe to read the sectors and set it up like that, which failed. i thought it might have something to do with the board so i had taken that off, but now when i go into the Adaptec "SCSI-Select" program it doesn't show a size. could i have connected my board back up the wrong way?? it does still spin up, but i don't understand why it lost the size of the disk. it had the size before btw. it is a 18.2 GB 10K RPM SCSI-2 drive, and i have 2 other identicals if they may be of any help. but i really want to know if this drive is toast.
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I have a Win2k3 Small Business Server being ran with RAID on 4 hard drives.
1 hard drive just got failed and i replaced it with the "same looking" hard drive.
When i plug in the new hard drive i noticed that it does not match up to the others in size and its not meeting the requirements in size to rebuild.

When i looked closer at the hard drive i noticed the following difference from the other 3 working hard drive and the 1 damaged one:

Part: 9v8006-001
Firmware: e302

The model and brand are the same exact settings but non the 2 noted pieces of information. Do you think this could cause a problem if this 1 hard drive was different from the others?

Just wondering because i never had this happen to a SCSI drive on RAID settings, and yes its set to be auto hot swappable and ready to rebuild RAID - its just not working because of the it says.

A:SCSI Hard Drive Question

You should be able to use it. If that hard drive is slower then the other, it will slow them all down to match it, and your hard drives will only use as much space as is in the smallest drive. That is the way it works with conventional hard drives anyway. I would back up your data if possible first before you try it (if you haven't already), just in case.

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im going to setup a IBM Xseries 235 server in my home soon. I bought several drives. I noticed that one of the drives i bought is a scsi drive that runs at 7200k and the other drives run at 10000k. i bought two 7200k hard drives and 4 10000k hard drives. the server only supports raid 1. Would it be okay to create 3 raids. My computer supports up to six scsi hard drives. Can i create a raid with two 10000k hard drives to host my operating system and a little data, a second raid for my web server data and the third raid for my 7200k hard drives for ...idk, music.?

does that sound like it would work. would the 7200k hard drives slow down my computer?
is it possible to create 3 raids on a single server?

A:7200rpm scsi hard drive


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Hi there,

I have got two SCSI hard disk arrays running in my server, one is a 3-disks array on RAID-5 and the other one is a 1-disk unRAIDed.

Both arrays are presently holding data.

I want to install another 2 SCSI disks on the second array so that I can RAID these 2 together with the existing 1 on a RAID 5.

Can someone please kindly give me a walkthrough how to do it, because apart from changing hard disks on a PC, I have never done anything with SCSI hard disks before.

Is there any issue with data migration?
Do I have to temporarily transfer the data in the disk to another storage, install the 2 new disks, RAID the three together, then transfer back the data?
Or can I just simply plug in the two new disks, and RAID the three together, without having to worry about the data contained?

Ascan be seen I am in very very desperate need for help here.
So from the time the new disks arrive, what do I have to do?

Thanks so much. Any input is very much welcome and appreciated.

A:How to add SCSI hard disk to RAID

I am not sure I completely understand what you want to do. I think you want to install two new drives onto a scsi card and then create a raid array on those two disks.

As long as the scsi controller you are connecting these to supports raid, it should be no problem. Shut down and connect your drive to the controller. The one disk connected now will have the terminator jumper / plug installed on it. This needs to go on the last device in the chain. Now restart and enter the bios for the controller you are setting up the raid array on. There are different key combos for different card mgf's so you need to know which key to hit. When in the raid bios, select the two disks you want to create the array and start the creation process.

I am assuming that the os is already installed on another device and that drivers for the raid card are already installed. Go to disk management and you will need to partition and format your array. You MAY need to restart after you partition the array. Format with ntfs and you are good to go.

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OK you SCSI experts, I've got a question for you. First, the particulars of my computer:

Dell OptiPlex GX110, 733mhz Pentium III, 256 Mb RAM, Adaptec AHA-2940U/AHA-2940UW PCI SCSI Controller with a maximum data transfer rate of 40 mb/sec., Boot drive is a SCSI IBM DCHS04W (4.50 GB) 7200 rpm with maximum data transfer rate of 40 mb/sec. and average read seek time of 7.5 ms.

Now, I just purchased a Fujitsu 18.2 GB, 10,000 rpm, SCSI hard drive, with a maximum data transfer rate of 80 mb/sec. and average read seek time of 4.7 ms.

My question: Will I benefit from the speed and efficiency of the Fujitsu drive by making it the boot drive?

I know that my SCSI controller card will limit the maximum data transfer rate to 40 mb/sec., despite the 80 mb/sec. rating of the Fujitsu, however, will the 10,000 rpm and the low average read seek time of the Fujitsu overcome the limitations of my SCSI controller card to the point that I should make the Fujitsu my boot drive? Thanks in advance for any assistance.

A:SCSI hard drive question

I will tell you this... going from 5400rpm to 7200rpm spindle speed makes a major difference. So going from 7200 to 10000 will make a difference.

For me, the decision would be easy. I would put the fujitsu as my boot drive.

It's a bigger drive and it's has better access times.

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How can I test disks that are 68 PIN SCSI?
I have a SCSI controller but it takes a different connector.
Can anyone shed some light?

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can some help me,i am trying to install 2 4.5 gig SCSI hard drives in windows 2000 .i an useing pci scsi card controller.
i load win 2000 boot disc,s my system finds scsi,s no problem
i format them and partion them .when it reboots to start loading windows it say cd rom error ! INSERT BOTT DISC AND RUN AGAIN
any body got any pointers...

thanks ....rog

A:two scsi hard drive install in win 2000

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Just tried to install a SCSI hard drive on a win98 system.

Drive is in Device Manager but has no Letter assigned. Does not allow me to.

BIOS recognizes drive and assigns D:

A:SCSI Hard Drive - No Letter Assignment

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I am about to build my own PC. It will have a Maxtor Sata hard drive. When you are installing Windows XP Pro, do you have to press F6 and install a third-party driver? I was reading this book, and the guy said to do that. I have never heard about that before. Can you just hit install XP and let it do everything? Thanks.

A:Installing Windows Hard Drive SCSI

Yes you need to hit F6 to install a RAID driver. You will be able to get that driver from the motherboard manufacturers website in most cases. The resulting RAID driver that you get will need to be on a floppy, so if you were planning on not putting a floppy in the computer you were building (like many do), you will have to at least have a floppy during the setup process of Windows. Sorry, theres no magic "hit install XP and let it do everything"

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Hello all,

I have an HP Workstation XW8200 running Windows XP SP3 that I tried hooking a projector to. I used a VGA splitter with one out going to the monitor and the other going to the projector. When connected while the computer is already running, the projector works. But once the computer is off, with the projector connected and running, and then the computer is turned on, it no longer recognizes my hard drive.

This problem is NOT fixed when the projector/splitter is disconnected.

In the BIOS, the hard drive is recognized but it will not boot. I tried booting into a Windows XP disk and running recovery mode, but it doesn't see the drive. Same goes for booting off of my thumb drive into Linux (Lucid Puppy 5.2.0), it does not see that I have any hard drive installed.

This has happened to two computers already, both are the same model and setup.
The hard drive in question is connected to onboard SCSI, and is a SeaGate Cheetah, I'm not quite sure what size.

I did take another hard drive from a third HP XW8200 and put it in to the non-working computer and it booted fine.

I do not see the projector causing the computer to not recognize the HD, but it definitely seems to be the catalyst for both of these computers (with each individual problem happening months in between, and over a dozen other similar computers still working fine).

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm at my wit's end.

Oh, and there are no error messages when trying ... Read more

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Gigabyte GA-6LX7 Mb, 400 MHz celeron, 64 meg ram, 13.6 gig Maxtor ide hard drive, 9 gig Seagate scsi hard drive, win 98 se, DTC 3502A scsi adapter, Toshiba scsi cd-rom.
My scsi cdrom works fine, but. I can look at the scsi hard drive in windows and it says that it is only 19.2 meg, I can't access it in windows or dos. The on-board bios for the adapter doesn't find the hard drive or the cd-rom, but, I can still access and use the cd-rom drive.
Also, with ASPI3520.SYS enabled, the adapter and the primary and secondary ide controllers are disabled in device manager, it also makes A: drive use ms-dos mode compatibility.
I used the setup mode of the adapters BIOS to format the hard drive, After it formatted and I continued it says that it can't find a scsi hard drive.

A:SCSI Adapter/hard drive problem

Did you run FDISK and see if the drive is visible there?

Are you sure you have your SCSI termination correct?

If there are 98 drivers for your card you shouldn't need to load a driver file in the CONFIG.SYS - as you have seen it will put you in compatibility mode if you do.

Just checked the DTC site - it says:
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Windows 98 Drivers

Included - Use built-in Adaptec 151x/2x drivers <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is that what you are using?

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech
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Long story short.. An office I help out had a RAID Array crash without a backup. The data has been recovered and is sitting on a Fujitsu Hard Drive (Model: MAX3036NC).

My computer, and the remaining working computers in the office are all IDE or SATA architecture.

I'm guessing there is a PCI SCSCI Card that I could buy, install this hard drive and access it that way. If that is the case, could someone recommend a card/manufacturer that would work for this case?

Any help is appreciated.

Edit: We also have a laptop available if there is a PC-Card solution.


A:Solved: Need to access a SCSI Hard Drive

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hi my new sata hard drive is showing as a scsi in win7
and it seems to be running slow and making alot of accessing data noises
how can i fix this back to sata

A:new sata hard drive showing as scsi in win 7 help

With some hard disk controllers it is normal for it to show up as a SCSI disk - particularly if the disk controller is running in AHCI mode, which is preferrable since it allows features such as NCQ. One thing you may want to check is: locate the drive itself under "Disk Drives" in device manager and go into the properties. Select the "Policies" tab and view what is set. For better performance you will want it set to "Better Performance" with both of the boxes checked. Though if you lose power you may run into minor file corruption issues - I personally have not had issues with this. If you disable those check-boxes performance can decrease significantly.
-David Betournay

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*RESOLVED* Can't install second U160 SCSI hard drive

I have DL145 G2 from HP

On the black thing that is attached to the cable which seems to be a controller, it says U320. It originally came with U320 SCSI hard drive but I purchased two U160 hard drives because I was a *****. I connected one U160 SCSI hard drive to the server and installed windows os without any problem. But when I tried to connect the second SCSI U320 hard drive, it didn't work. In the BIOS, it correctly recognized two hard drives but when windows 2003 server loaded, I couldn't see or install the second hard drive. I read some FAQ in the link I copied above and I thought that I have to purchase optional SCSI cable or my U320 SCSI cable only supports one U160 SCSI hard drive or something... But I don't see any place to plug any more cables on the motherboard so I'm really puzzled...

I use two SEAGATE ST3146854LW 15K 68 PIN U160 DELL M6616
and my server is DL145 G2 AMD Dual-Core Opteron 275 2.2GHz 390845-001

A:Can't install second U160 SCSI hard drive

So the BIOS sees both the drives?

What do you mean by Windows not seeing the hard drive? You did check in the Disk Manager, right?

SCSI is pretty much backward compatible, so your U160 drives should work no problem. And you can hook up 15 of them to a single SCSI cable no problem.

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How do I get Windows XP Pro to duel boot from a second scsi hard drive. First scsi hard drive has Windows ME and works fine.
Second scsi hard drive has Windows XP pro but only works when I change the scsi ID from 1 to 0. But then the other scsi hard drive is not reconized in windows explore. However, it is reconconized in the XP disk manager and everthing else appears normal excapt that the drive is not read in explorer. Any help PLEASE

A:Duel Boot XP on second scsi hard drive

Was XP installed with both HDs in the machine, and with Me installed first? If you installed XP with only its HD in the system (so it was 0 when you installed it), the XP boot files are on the wrong hard drive. They need to be on the system's primary partition, which should be C: (where Me should be now if this is going to work right and properly dual-boot) and the ARC path in your boot.ini file is referencing the wrong disk for the XP startup to look on to boot XP when you have both disks set up.

Please post the contents of your boot.ini file here, and we will take a look.

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As per the norm, I got a Monday call from a customer freaking out about their server. I paid them a visit and sure enough the Western Digital SCSI hard drive I replace about 6 months ago is dead. SCSI utility is seeing it as a 1MB quantum. I told them to boat anchor that machine and get a new one. It's a pentium (i don't remember) 600MHz machine so it's a bit of a dinosaur anyway. their book keeper is the hero of this story. I taught her how to backup the server which she did before she left on Friday. I loaded backup files on an unused workstation, mapped some network drives and had them back up and running PDQ.

What would make a machine eat hard drives? Thin it might just be a fluke, virus, inferior Dell product??????

A:2nd SCSI hard drive failure within 1 year

Is there a UPS or surge-protector installed between wall-socket and PC?
If not, unstable electricity might cause that, such as spikes, brown-outs or black-outs.
Or the PSU might be on the edge of its capacity. If the HD is a 10'000 RPM disk, they need a pretty good and stable PSU.
The disk should still be under warranty.

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I am running Windows XP SP3 right now on a Lenovo 7650-ELU and experiencing some odd problems. For some reason, the laptop I have will not recognize USB Flash Drives that I put into it or External Hard Drives. I know that the USB ports work correctly, because I have plugged in optical mouses and keyboards that work. I searched the forums and didn't see anything like this.

It's odd how when I first insert them, it makes the sound and shows the icon in the taskbar that would allow me to safely remove the device, but nothing else. So far, I have gone into the device manager and uninstalled all the USB ports and restarted hoping this would solve my problem, but it continues to do the same thing.

If anyone has some helpful advise, please post. I appreciate all the help.


A:USB Ports Don't Recognize Flash Drives or External Hard Drives

Has it ever worked before?

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A Moderator has Moved your thread to our Windows 7 forum as there are some things you need to know in order to

rescue data you probably need and some other stuff you shouldl be aware should arrive soon

My hard drive won't boot, and SMART says it's 'BAD, backup and replace."

I can't replace it now(no money), so I was wondering if there's a way to get Windows 7 completely pulled off the drive from its sectors and transferred to another storage drive WITHOUT the hard drive connected to a motherboard, no BIOS, etc. Just independent of its self, with the jumper/power to start it, can data be physically removed from it without it being connected to a motherboard?

Is there any way something like this can be done?

Because here's what I want to do ...

I want to clear the hard drive and keep its files, the OS, and other files on it, move them to another storage drive, then boot them from, say, a 64GB USB drive, and install them on a new hard drive from there. Will something like this work?

Assuming I boot from the USB with a new, functioning hard drive installed, can I just sort of "move" the OS to the new, empty hard drive to install it there? What are the steps of doing this exactly?

I'm not skilled/experienced in this area at all.

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What are the differences between all of these?

I'll probably not use SCSI, but I was looking at the WD raptor 10K rpm hard drive (SATA). Do you need a special motherboard or certain controller to run this hard drive? And do you need a special CABLE for it? I have tons of 80pin IDE cables, but those wouldn't work?


A:HARD DRIVE question - SCSI vs SATA vs EIDE

Nope won't work. Different drives, cables, controllers. Some motherboards now come with the SATA interface built in. For more information check this site out. Its an OLD report on SATAs. Hard drives are now available for SATA use.

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My first build: Via Kle-133 mb with Athlon 700 and 64 sdram
on board video and sound and 9gig Seagate Hard drive needing a scsi-2 thingy

My problem...
I power up and all things begin running and on the monitor it whizzes past the first screen that reports the "Award Modular BIOS v6.00pg, An Enery Star Ally etc...
Main Procecessor: AMD Athlon (TM) 700MHZ
Memory Testing:57344 ok + 8192k Shared Memory

Primary Master: None
Primary Slave: None
Secondary Master: Toshiba CD_ROM XM-5602B 1796
Secondary Slave: None

Floppy disk(s) fail (40)

Then immediately a black screen which says
BusLogic Inc BIOS Version 4.94G
Intelligent Bus Master SCSI Host Adapter
(c) 1995 BusLogic Inc. All Rights Reserved

BusLogic PCI SCSI Host Adapter Firware Version 4.28D
Press <Ctrl-B> to Enter AUTO-SCSI

Which I do the <Ctrl-B> thing and it takes me to a configuration Utilities and Diagnostics program. I try to push the right buttons
Under Utilities and under SCSI Device Information it says
SCSI ID 7: BusLogic BT-946C
(which makes no sense since the hd is a Seagate st410800N)
Under Verify Disk I get the same result

OK then I try the Format Disk option
and the same exact result box comes up with SEAGATE SX910800N highlighted... when I press enter, it asks: CONFIRM? yes or no, I highlight yes and enter and then.... a freeze.

Now if I reboot it will do the same thing every time.
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A:New computer built hard drive with scsi problem

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I have a Dell Tower Computer (Circa 2000-2002) that runs RIP software (Raster Image Processor) used to send graphics/image data to a machine that makes by way of laser imaging our plates or masters for our offset printing presses. Monday the hard drive failed. The Dell has Windows XP license decals on it but when booting up it display Windows 2000 NT. The computer has only 1 hard drive, a 68 pin SCSI drive and the cable to it connects to separate dual channel SCSI card which is in a slot on the motherboard. There is another SCSI card (single channel) in the slot next to it which has a cable that goes to the machine that this computer drives. The software that runs on this computer is proprietary software and I have a re-install disk for it being send via UPS Next Day Air as I type. I have an XP disk & license that I can install on what ever hard drive I can get to work here and the RIP software manufacturer said their software would work on XP. But I don't have a copy of Windows 2000 NT.

My question is that if I can't find this same hard drive locally, can I use an IDE or a SATA hard drive instead and still run the RIP software correctly? There is 2 IDE (primary & secondary) connectors directly on the motherboard. One is used for the CD rom drive, the other is unused. I am not certain but I don't believe the motherboard has a SATA connection. I have 2 good spare IDE hard drives.

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A:SCSI hard drive died - can i switch to ide or sata?

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is there anyone knows how to disable acoustic management in scsi
appreciate your help!
thanks in advance

A:how to disable acoustic mode in scsi hard disk

Hi kianlie,

This is a feature of some HDDs in order to make them quieter. Unfortunately, because they work by reducing the speed of the drive (according to load), they can make some systems run slow. There are utilities available to turn this feature on and off (where supported), but you will need to get these from the HDD manufacturer's website.

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I have been trying to determine which device would be best suited for cooling a pair of SCSi 15k HDDs. I have been looking around at some of the following (in order) of interest. Sound dampening is not a huge concern, mainly concerned about cooling.

Smart Drive 2002 Copper Hard Drive Enclosure- SCSI compatible? Little documentation to indicate if rear is already equipped with wiring or is this will work with SCSI cables?
AEROCOOL HB-101 Hard Drive Cooler Aluminum- Wondering if this is a gimmick or a real option... or a SilverStone SST-FP53-B 5.25" Hard Drive Cooler or a Cooler Master CoolDrive 3... ??? Any other reccommendations based on experience or reviews? Thanks in advance for any help.

A:NEED serious advice about Hard Drive Cooling (Pair of SCSI 15k)

if you haven't already bought a case, buy a case with a hard drive cage fan and put it to use. for internal enclousures, all same size drives and cages are compatible. just make sure you have cool air blowing on those drives and they should be just fine.

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Ok I have a external enclosure that is IDE / Sata , I have 2 hard drives I'm not using , there both SCSI 10,000 rpm Hard Drives, my question is how can I connect one of them to my external enclosure so I can connect em to my USB

A:Connecting SCSI Hard Drive to my external enclsoure?

You cannot do that. Your drive which is SCSI will not connect to an IDE/SATA controller in the external hard drive enclosure.

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I suspect that my 640 GB hard disk (from 2008) is nearing the end of its life and would like to plan for a replacement.There does not appear to be much if any chance to replace such a SCSI disk any more.What is the best type of disk to replace it, and does it need a new controller?I run Vista (original OS) and Windows 7 (new) in a dual boot configuration.It has currently three volumes, a Vista C: drive (c.300 GB), a Windows 7 C: drive (c.300 GB) and the HP "FACTORY_IMAGE" drive 15 GB

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Hello All,

I just got my hands on a Compaq 36.4 gb hard drive (10k RPM). It has an scsi port connector but I don't know how to connect it to my ECS board which is fairly new (one of those SLI-status boards). I might need a converter of some sort. The hard drive model is: BD0366459B , my board model is ECS 945-p ( ) .

Thanks ahead of time.

A:Hard Drive Compatibility?:confused: SCSI to IDE or SATA?

According to this site
Product Name BD0366459B
CD-ROM Drive Compaq CRD-8402B
Hard Disk Drive Compaq BD0366459B; 9.09 GB; Firmware 3B12; Wide Ultra3SCSI
BD0366459B; 145. GB; 291. GB; Firmware B005; Wide Ultra3SCSI
Host Bus Adapter Compaq Integrated Dual-Channel Wide-Ultra SCSI-3 ControllerClick to expand...

You need

(1) a SCSI-3 controller to be installed into the mobo
(2) a Wide Ultra3SCSI cable

You may get the hard disk cheap but could get rip off by the hardware needed to go with SCSI equipment.

The Sata can be viewed as a poor man's SCSI but at least your mobo support 4 units out of the box. I doubt if a SCSI can be cheaper than Sata nowadays which is being retailed at GBP 0.128 per Gb. Thus the 36.4Gb unit would cost no more than GBP 4.65 in UK which, if being a Sata disk, is equivalent to approximately one imperial gallon of petrol. That amount of money will not be able to buy either one the above two attachments required to run the unit.

Technically if you run a Sata Raid 0 to half the access time it should beat the SCSI disk performance hand down, I would have thought.

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I have a Startech brand PCI add-in card to get some extra SATA ports on my old Biostar MCP 6PB M2+ board.

In Disk Manager an Hitachi drive attached to the card shows up as a SCSI device.

However my backup software doesn't see it (old copy of Norton Ghost on CD) and the POST operations do not show it in the BIOS. Win7 reports that no driver updates are needed for the Hitachi on the Startech card.

It's very confusing. A new motherboard is due for me but this problem solved would extend the use of the Biostar. Why would the Win7 see the device but nothing else?

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Hello, this is my first post here. I have an HP Workstation x4000 I use at work for Designing CAD Models. This is an old computer. My problem is that I am out of room on the Hard Drive. It is a 58 GB SCSI,68pin HP Hard Drive. My IT support guy purchased me a 1GB SATA Drive,Raid Card,enough Memory to fill the MEC Card, and Norton Ghost to flash over the new Drive. My problem is, the Card he bought will not fit into the Mobo. The ribbon in the Computer has an empty plug and a power plug,but they are for a 68 pin SCSI Hard Drive. Is there a cable made that I can use to simply plug the SATA Hard drive into the 68 pin ribbon,or do I need a card? Do they make such a thing? My boss is extremely frugal and doesn't want to hear that the best thing would be to replace the 12 year old computer! Thanks for any help you guys can give me

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I have a new computer plus a couple of other computers and I have some external hard drives and flash drives. what is the best way to check these devices to make sure they are clean, will just connecting them and viewing them or running AV and other security checks propose a risk to the computer that is checking?
Thanks for any advise!

A:External Hard drives and flash drives security


You can consider the use of the Panda Vaccine on your computer and USB Drives:
Download Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine - MajorGeeks

This tool provides a two way security by vaccinating both computer and/or USB drives.
It work on NTFS, FAT, FAT32 formatted drives.
However, vaccinating a USB drive cannot be undone without formatting the USB disk, using a hex editor, or a File Manager in a Linux distribution..

Next, make sure that your Antivirus can scan USB drives. Some do not have this option.

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I set up a new computer. Windows 7 Pro 64x
Everything was fine but then I connected a flash drive to it and I get:

Location Not Available
H:\ is not accessible. Access is denied

If I go into the properties to the ?security? tab, it says ?you do not have permission to view or edit this object?s permission settings?

If I go into the ?owner? tab of Advanced Security Settings, current owner says ?Unable to display current owner?
This is on every flash drive and portable hard drive on all 4 usb ports.
I am logged in as the administrator and there is not even another user account on the computer
I?ve run sfc /scannow

I?m absolutely stumped. I?ve never had this happen on any computer where I couldn?t use an external device.

This is not my computer so I?ll have to do whatever remotely.

Thank you for the help.

A:All Flash Drives & External Hard Drives NOT ACCESSIBLE?

Sometimes when I plug in a USB Thumb/Flash drive I get a message about "this device can perform faster if plugged into a USB 2 port" so I shut the computer down and pull the power cord and USB devices from the back of it. After waiting a bit I put everything back and all is good.

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