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?
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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
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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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
This generally pertains to a bad hard drive or bad hdd cable same as a "non system disk error" with same solutions.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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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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.
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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?
it is SCSI emulation. Some USB drives show up this way too.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EDIT:: COMPAQ Model #: bd018734a4
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:
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 size..........so it says.
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.
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??????
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.
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
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.
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...
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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.
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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.
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"
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.
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?
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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.
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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
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.
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
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.
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 ( http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/mainboard/ecs-945p-a-i945p.html ) .
Thanks ahead of time.
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...
(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.
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
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 3: SEAGATE SX910800N
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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SCSI vs SATA vs EIDE
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?
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.
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.
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.
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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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
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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
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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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
Hi I have an old proprietary graphics system that needs a SCSI hard drive, I found a Compaq C2247 1gb hard drive that should work (cylinders,heads,etc match one of its table drives) but it doesn't turn itself on when the PC is powered on.
The drive works perfectly in my new system as long as I have the "send power on signal" checked in the bios.
Is there any way of jumpering this drive so it turns on the instant power is applied as opposed to sending a signal to tell it to turn on?
How do you get the power to your hard drive. The power supply has no extra wires or anything. Where does it come from?
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Hello all. This is my first post here. I Bought a scsi hard drive.
Maxtor 18GB SCSI Hard Drive
Formatted capacity: 18.4GB
Interface: Ultra160 Wide LVD SCSI-3, 80-pin (80 to 68-pin SCA adapter included)
Rotational speed: 10,000 RPM
Average seek time: 4.7 ms
I have the ASUS a7n8x deluxe mother board. What pci scsi adaptor card do I get to run the hard drive? What cable do I need?
This is my first time using a scsi drive. I did a search on newegg and saw a range from $22 - $400+. Please educate me in the ways!
Anything from Adaptec is perfect, but not always the cheapest.
It's what I use on no less than 3 of my PCs.
Brandnew Adaptec ASC-39160 Dual Channel Ultra160 SCSI Controller, $139.-
Brandnew bulk LSI Logic LSIU160 single channel Ultra160 all purpose controller $35.-
They have a whole collection of others, as well as loads of information there.
You could try and pick up a used card on Ebay as well.
You will also need a 68-pin internal flatcable with a terminator.
Look around on that website.
Also go to
for a bit of background.
I have a BIG problem here with a SCSI drive on our web server in our school.
All of a sudden i keep getting Start Unit Request Failed at start up.
and then when I try to verify the HD on the SCSI menu I receive an
"UNEXPECTED SCSI COMMAND FAILURE" with above a SENSE KEY: "NOT READY".
Like it says, it's not ready.
now this is the secondary hard scsi disk, my primary bootup disk is fine, when i boot up windows, it boots up fine, but doesnt see the e: drive. in device manager though it is there and it says it is working properly.
Do you think it could be the hard disk has failed. only last week on this same server the power supply went. and we changed the power supply. could thsi be related?
Try reseating the connectors to the drive. You might swap the power connector between the two drives. Maybe something was bumped when the power supply was removed. If that doesn't work then probably the drive has failed. I take it that the secondary drive is on the same cable as the primary one and it was working ok before the supply went?
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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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?
Have very little experence with SCSI but good resources for info. Try the following link for good reading.
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.
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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
And then it ask me to insert a disk and hit f1
Any help appreciated
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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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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
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.More replies
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 GBMore replies
is there anyone knows how to disable acoustic management in scsi
appreciate your help!
thanks in advance
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.
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?
ok im about to hook up my scsi drive.its going to be my only hard drive so do i need to have jumpers on it?all the research i have done it tells me no jumpers is defalt setting (0). for anyone that can help its a seagate cheetah 80 pin146 g,with an adaptec pci connector with a terminated 68 pin cable, everything is lvd im just a little confussed about the jumpers.
I Googled "scsi hd jumpers" and found this:
Check it out.
Are there any practical advantages/disadvantages of having a SCSI CD reader rather than an IDE one? I already have a SCSI CD writer on the same system.
Normally I would say not much but as long as you already have scsi you might as well get a scsi cd. Save an interrupt because of the scsi devices all using the same one. theoretically scsi should be faster not having to share the ide bus.
My machine has two hard disks, one IDE one SCSI (using an Promise Ultra 133 TX2). It runs XP installed on the IDE drive and everything works fine (i.e. I can access all partitions on all drives).
I want to install a second copy of XP for testing purposes, and want it to reside on a partition on the (large) SCSI drive.
I use the latest (2.00.0.43) drivers from Promise, but when I install XP and press F6 (identifying I want to use a SCSI driver other than the one XP comes with), the system hangs after I select the driver. XP reports that the driver (on my floppy disk) is newer but suggests to use Microsoft's driver nevertheless. Even if I accept that suggestion, the system hangs too.
Who can help?
It turns out that Hardware shows A347SCSI to be the SCSI driver. Versiontracker indicates there is a new version but connects through to Windows Update and there nothing happens. If I search Microsoft site for A347SCSI nothing is found.
The disk involved is a Maxtor 6Y120P0.
I have one IDE Drive (split into two logical). I also have a scsi harddrive. Some time inthe last few weeks something happened to cause windows to not "see" the scsi drive. It does not appear in the Hardware List in My Computer. The device appears to be properly configured and connection established during the boot sequence. I cannot Restore the system from a previous date because the capure prior to the problem is discarded. Any help would be appreciated.
Disabling the drive in Device Manager and initiating Install New Hardware corrects the problem BUT, on reboot the device disapears from the list again.
I have a Yamaha CD-R (SCSI) drive that I installed on my computer that is showing up as 4 seperate drive letters on Windows XP pro.This dirve is the only thing connected to the SCSI controller.
The SCSI controller, ribbon and drive were all tested and worked fine on a WIndows 98 machine.
I found that the drive is on the XP compatability list , so that's not the problem.
(Yamaha 4x4x16 - CRW4416S-NB.)
Recently, I was looking through my CD drives and came across a rogue CD drive. I don't have its physical counterpart (all my physical cd drives are there), but this one just doesn't exist. It's described as: "RE5276U LEC472N SCSI CdRom device", and google returns no results for it. I can of course, right click it and uninstall it, but anytime I restart, or rescan for hardware changes, it shows up again. I have absolutely no idea where it came from, or how to truly nuke it. Thoughts?
And do the following:
After restart is it back?
What is the best way to format a SCSI drive???? I have a few programs that format IDE drives, but I've never formatted a SCSI drive before and they don't work for it. Any suggestions????
You can use the O.S. startup disk or the utility software that came with the brand of the HDD.
For example, if you are putting Windows 98 O.S. on the HDD, just put the Win98 Startup floppy disk in and you can format it.
Or if it's a IBM or Seagate or whatever brand HDD it is, put the floppy disk or CD that it came with. It will have a format option.
Or you can get a program like Wipedrive to format it.
Lets start with the background on my system. I put together a system a couple years ago for my wifes home computer. I tried to put together something we wouldn't really need to upgrade as even though I work in the semiconductor industry I really am not a fan of new electronics (except the bigger TV, and what guy doesn't want that). So here is a the short list of my computer.
Computer was a Gateway Bare Bones BTX FX250 I bought for dirt Cheap
Motherboard included is a Intel D915GSE2
CPU I put an Intel Pent 4 3.8Ghz processor (socket 775)
The computer has 4 Gig of Ram (the max it will take) and it has onboard video, but I added a PCI video card to run dual monitors (I don't remember the model of that card at the moment I can check if needed).
And to the issue. The hard drive I put in it at the time of putting it together was a used 140 GB IDE drive from a previous computer. This hard drive is basically wearing out. It gets errors and continues to have issues. I constantly have to run check disks and defrags and it finds more and more bad sectors. It crashes and I get blue screen of death and so on.
So I decided it was time to put a new drive in it and since I was putting a new drive I wanted to upgrade. Maybe my decision making is really my issue. Anyway so I bought a Seagate SCSI drive. (It is a Seagate Cheetah, Ultra320 model ST3146707LC), and I bought a SCSI controller (Adaptec AHA-2940UW). Of course not knowing much about SCSI I found out as I went, and... Read more
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I'm a little confused. In the course of trying to speed up my computer a little bit, I came across something interesting and puzzling. The rig is a Dell Dimension C521 with 2G ram and an AMD 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ at 2GHz running windows Vista Business.
As you'll see below in the device manager, it tells me that I have a SCSI drive. Yet, when I take the case apart, it sure looks to me like SATA. It's got a SATA cable, etc. Unless they changed the SCSI cable, it has to be SATA. I remember SCSI cables as being fat ribbons from my Mac days (MacPlus, IIsi, PB160, etc.).
Am I going crazy, did I miss something, or is the computer going crazy.
Thanks for your sanity, Sam
find the model number of the drive on the drive unit and google for it. That might tell you if you have a scsi or sata drive.
just built my new system and my IDE drive is showing as SCSI in Windows Device Manager. It seems to be working okay but it is still rather alarming. My motherboard is a brand new Asus P5K.
any input would be much appreciative!
I can't remember all the ins and outs (and links) but that's Normal for some boards
I added a IDE Controller card to my computer which gave me two new IDE channels. I connecter a hard drive to one and a DVD drive to the other. Both were configured as masters, both using the jumpers and the cable. When Windows starts, it sees the DVD drive and assigns it a letter. It does not see the hard drive or assign it a letter. The hard drive does appear in Device Manager as a SCSI Drive, which says it is working properly. I have gone to Disk Management to assign it a drive letter, but the drive does not appear. I have also rescanned to see if it would identify the hard drive without success, although it still appears in Device Manager. Can anyone suggest a solution? Thanks.
It sounds like the drive is not formated.
Right click on the drive under the disk management console and format the disk.
I have a 9.1 gig Scsi in my machine now that is partitioned as follows:
C: drive (contain Win 98)
D: drive (Contain Windows NT 4.0)
E: drive (contain files)
I want to add in a 4.3 gig Scsi drive and I know that when I put in the 4.3 it is giving that drive the D: drive and I CAN NOT boot. I tried changing the Boot.ini but the didn't work. Anyone know how I can get this to work WITHOUT reinstalling everything.
This is my BOOT.INI file when I have just my 9.1 gig drive installed:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00 [VGA mode]" /basevideo /sos
C:\="Microsoft Windows 98"
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Tonight I went to use Partition Magic and it gave me a bad FAT allocation error. I went to their web site and looked up the error message (#2003 & 2005) and it said that it could be caused from SCSI drivers. I remembered a few days ago that I was having some trouble with my SCSI CD player showing up, so I checked, and sure enough it was GONE
Upon further investigation I also noticed that it was missing from device manager too, but the SCSI card (built in to the motherboard) was showing up in device manager. I checked all of the cables and they were OK.
What would cause this kind of problem
Your CD drive may be on it's way out. If the device scan during boot doesn't find the drive, neither will the O/S.
If you have an Adaptec SCSI HA, they have a utility to rescan the bus and tell you what devices are present, that might be interesting to run...
good day to all...
Is ther anyone can help me, about the installation of windows NT 4.0 Server in a SCSI drive. I tried to boot in Windows 98 Bootdisk and Partition the SCSI drive. I succesfully partitioned the SCSI drive. I boot from windows NT 4.0 Installer ( CD-ROM ) but upon installing the NT 4.0 it says that you have to specify additional device by pressing 'S', only CD-ROM drive has been recognized by NT 4.0 so I tried pressing 'S' to specify drivers for the SCSI adapter, So, I inserted the SCSI adapter driver ( NT) so the NT 4.0 can now recognized the SCSI adapter but after pressing "ENTER" to continue installation there's an error saying "No Hardisk Found" ....
Can you help me with this problem...ASAP....
I have an ASUS P4P800 SE mb with an Intel 3.2 Pentium (Prescott) 800MHz CPU. The C drive is a Seagate SCSI Cheetah formatted to NTSF and contains WinXP Home edition with SP2 and various programs. Data is held on an IDE and a SATA drive. The SCSI is driven by a times 2 PCI Adaptec card with 2 outlet shielded cable. Everything works very well.
I am trying to clone my C drive to a second SCSI that is exactly the same as the C drive. My intent is that if the first drive fails (I've had 2 in a row fail recently) I can just instal the clone and discard the dud). The second drive is seen by both the Adaptec card firmware (low level formats OK) and the BIOS. It is also seen by the WinXP registry and I have turned on "Full Permissions" therein. However, it is not seen by WinXP in Disk Management. I have tried both BIOS and PnP control, but to no avail. Also, I have the drive ID's and the termination set properly.
I disconnected all the other drives and formatted the new drive to NTSF (so WinXP thought it was the only drive) without any problems. Would an obvious solution be to make the new drive active? If so how do I make it active if WinXP doesn't even see it? Indeed, how do I do anything WinXP related if it is unseen?
Any help and advice would be much appreciated. Sorry this was so long.
ok i run windows xp pro
and I put in my new scsi controller and scsi 2gb drive.
I went into bios and it saw that it reconised the drive.
in windows i went to my computer and it oly shows my ide drive.
but in add divices the scsi drive is listed as installed.
can any 1 tell me how to get my hard drive to appear in my computer so
I can put stuff on it? thx
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HELP Me has lost my SCSI drive...it shows when booting up but when windows opens it is not able to be accessed. The device manager shows it as being there but does not give it a drive letter... and I am unable to type one in
I have a duron 900 system with a 4.2 gig ide drive as well as a 4.3 gig scsi drive running off an adaptec 2940w card
any assistance much appreciated
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I've assembled a new rig w/Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe, AMD Phenom 9600 quad core, 4GB Corsair Dominator, Adaptec 29320 SCSI card, Seagate 300 GB Cheetah 15k SCSI HD, Diamond 3870PE4512SB video card. Problem is when attempting to load Windows XP I get an error message stating that it does not see the hard drive. I've formatted the drive. Any suggestions?
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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...
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)
Just had a working SCSI hard drive cloned in another machine, to another SCSI hard drive ( same exact drive ).
After the cloning, I installed the original back into it's machine, and get the following blue screen STOP message:
Along with an address dword dump
The cloned drive behaves the same.
Was only able to research it to a point of understanding ( which is limited in this stuff ), one article stated it may be attributed to cloning a drive from one Windows based machine in another Windows based machine. The other article spoke of this error happening in a SCSI system after a new installation on the first boot. It leans towards missing drivers or drivers not compatible with the SCSI chipset.
Like I said, I read those articles, but do not know how to proceed.
Any help will be appreciated and thank you for your time
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Our IBM Netfinity 5000 crashed due to power surge and I need to get data off the backup drive. This unit runs Win NT Server with 3 4GB scsi drives, one as C: one as D: the other as backup. What connectors or ? is needed to accomplish this?
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I got a new SCSI drive and installed it. I have a Dual Boot situation (WIN NT/WIN 98). I had the termination wrong on the cable and fixed that and now I can get to my boot menu. The problem now is when I select NT the OS Loader comes up and sits there and I get an error message(don't remember what it said) but it was like it was trying to get the info it needs from the NEW Hard drive... How do I fix this??
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"ATANWD 45AZWTIRGL SCSI CdRom Device" to be more specific. A google search on "ATANWD 45AZWTIRGL" turned up blank.
I unplugged all devices other than my hard drives (all of which show correctly) and my graphics card. I uninstalled the device from Device Manager and rebooted. It still appears.
It shows up in Disk Management as CD-ROM 0. I tried setting the phantom to the same drive letter as the real drive, but it just moves the real drive when I plug it in.
A search on the forum produced a "phantom Q drive" issue, but this does not look the same. My phantom device is showing up as a SCSI CDROM drive, not a hard drive. I do not have any SCSI devices in this computer, nor do I have a SCSI interface.
Any ideas how I can remove this phantom?
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Yes, I understand my device is very old.
Hello, to whomever they may concern. I have had a lot of problems with my old IBM xSeries 336 Server. I am going to make this plain and simple because I do not have a lot of experience with servers.
First, My equipment;
Seagate; 50GB ST373307LC SCSI Drive. (One Backup, One main)
Server; IBM xSeries 336 eServer
All of these problems started to happen after I pressed the (R) button on the Lightpath Diagnostics box. (reset I'm assuming).
I checked to see if every cable was plugged in properly and firmly
So to the problems, My first problem is whenever I bootup my Server it shows
The normal Screen;
Press F1 For setup
Press F2 For Diagnostics
Press F12 to select boot device
BIOS version 1.15
I try to press either one of these buttons but none of them work
It goes on to another screen;
Press Ctrl-C to start LSI Logic Setup
Same with this, I press the buttons but it does not do anything..
Spinning up the Device! HBA 0, ID 0, LUN 0
Device not available at HBA 0, ID , LUN 0
Then is shows a list of all connected devices;
ID 0, Seagate ST373307LC
ID 7, LSI Logic LSI1030[ 402]
ID 8, IBM 25P3495a
I observe how it does not display my Second Drive.
Then it just cuts to a black screen.
Thanks in advance,
Hello, I have installed a Plextor 12/10/32S External SCSI CD-R on My Dell GX1 running WNT 4.0 SP6 . BIOS A06 . When I boot up the OS seems to recognize the drive and assigns SCSI ID 6 . The dial on the back of the external drive is also set to six.
When I launch Easy CD Creator and try to open a Data "CD Project" ie, make a list of data files to then write to the CD , the files will not drop into the "project list " . And the "record" button is greyed out . I noticed that when I go into options in Easy CD Creator and check the drive, the light blinks on the PC's internal CD read only drive . It seems that somehow Easy CD creator is not seeing the external SCSI drive . I've re-installed the driver for the 2930U SCSI host adapter , and also updated the ASPI files from adaptec. Any idea's would be appreciated . Thanks
What version of Cd Creator are you running? Anything less than 4.02d will not work with that drive.
Also, in the scsi setup check that the settings for the cd-r are set as Roxio recommends.
I'm considering a 15,000 rpm SCSI as one of the drives on my new dream computer (when the dream becomes real). Is it tricky to get those in place and get the drivers to work, etc.? Is there a special MoBo I should think about or are there adaptors, etc.?
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I recently purchased a second hand SCSI Zip 100 drive with the hopes that I could back up some old data on my Apple Quadra 800. I have hooked up the hardware and it appears to work, however the computer doesn't seem to recognize the device. How do I make the computer recognize the drive?
!!!!!! Old server down. Can not Boot. IDE c: with SCSI D: XP update sp2 error I'm in recovery console as Administrator. Need to copy files from SCSI to IDE to solve problem.
I get Access is Denied error on SCSi drive. ???? Any chance of success?
Would someone please assist me. I have two Hard Drives; an IDE (which was Primary C Drive) and a SCSI (which was Slave F Drive). Everything "was" working until I installed Service Pack 2 on XP Pro.
It became necessary to reformat my *C* Drive (IDE). After formating, the computer finds and identifies the "C DRIVE" in *Windows Explorer* and in *My Computer* and in *Device Manager*. The SCSI Drive is recognized when the computer is in the boot-up process. After boot-up the SCSI can be found listed only in *Device Manager*. Device Manager displays the Segate SCSI and states that it is working properly **BUT** nowhere can the SCSI Drive be visually found when looking in *MY COMPUTER* or in *WINDOWS EXPLOYER*. I need for the computer to recognize the SCSI and I want this SCSI to operate as a Slave.
What must I do to get my computer to recognize my SCSI.
My Mother Board is ASUS P4P800 with SCSI card installed Pent 4 CPU 2.4GZ RAM 1 GB
IDE Segate 7200 RMP Hard Drive 80 GB
SCSI Segate Cheeta 75GB
I hope I have furnished enough information.
Have you looked in Disk Management? What SCSI host adapter are you using?
I have an HP desktop computer running WIndows 7. The motherboard has an nVidia chipset. I also have 2 standard SATA hard drives and a SATA SSD drive attached. When I bring up Device Manager, all of the drives are listed as SCSI drives. Anyone know if there are any driver updates that can fix this? I'm not really worried that they are mislabeled, but the SSD is not performing well, even after the typical tweaks. In fact, one of the tweak applications can't identify the drive mode. It should either be IDE or AHCI. In any case, NOT SCSI. My BIOS doesn't have any settings to change IDE/AHCI modes, so I have been told this needs to be done through software.
Maybe the driver for the controller determines what the OS sees.
all my drives list as ATA
I am trying to clone my old hdd, which has a parallel connector with a ribbon cable, to my new machine's hdd, which has a serial connector to the motherboard. Is there any way to get both of these hdd's into the same box even though they have different connection methods? Is there a converter? Is there any other way to get all of my programs from my old disk onto the new one?
yes, you need this
take your pick
you may have to email them, there are sata to pata AND pata to sata adapters
and they are NOT SCSI they are (S) serial ATA or (P) parallel ATA
I think you want the one that plugs into the HD to convert the pata HD to sata mainboard
So do not do what I did I just plugged in the power connector on the HD and not the adapter, the adapter has a connector too for power
perhaps this question is already done here, but i didnt found any topic in installation&setup about it..
..so the situation is next, i heave in my pc sata hdd with win xp64 and scsi hdd (Seagate ST373455LC on Promise TX2650 controller) where iam trying to install win7 (runing setup.exe under xp64) i can choice scsi hdd as target but after first reboot during instalarion iam geting system message that win7 installer cant finde partition where it should be installed, in case when iam starting from CD and running installation on that way, there is no scsi hdd in list with available partitions for installation..
..help me plz, tell how can i install win7 on my scsi hdd..
You will need to download Sata drivers for your system.
Load drivers at Picture 1.
I recently purchased a second hand SCSI Zip 100 drive with the hopes that I could back up some old data on my Apple Quadra 800. I have hooked up the hardware and it appears to work, however the computer doesn't seem to recognize the device. How do I make the computer recognize the drive? Any advice would be much appreciated.
did you attach the terminator correctly?
Can you specify "doesn't seem to recognize" ?
Got a work pc that was running SCSI, a collegue was using it as his little work machine. Just his luck, it being so close to payday and all, the machine up and dies on him.
When the machine is booted it takes ages to pickup the drive, then gives the message "Drive detected but not ready". It does sound as though there might be a minor mechanical fault, but i'm hoping someone might be able to give us a hint or two to give us a chance of ghosting the drive to get his info off. We have no false hope of resurecting the drive fully, but we do hope for at least a little miracle of being able to get his paysheet from it.
The drive in question is an IBM Ultrastar SCSI drive. Model number of DDYS-T18350. We have four of these drives, and we've already tried changing the PCB without much success.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You might try the drive in the freezer for a couple of hours trick. Sometimes that will allow you a few minutes to recover data from a dead drive.
I can not get this drive to work. I am currently running an IBM xseries 206m with server2000 on it. I have installed all the updates and drivers. When I put the tape in the drive it comes up unrecognized/ unknown. When I try to prepare the the tape it always says it is write protected. (I checked the white slide on the tape and used a new tape) I have looked at the security settings for the drive to ensure my account had full control. I have checked the jumper settings on the drive itself. I have tried mounting the drive. No matter what I do I cant get the tape out of read-only. Please any help would go a long way.
Not sure whether to put this here or programming section seen as its more of a hardware issue. Anyway, I am currently designing some software which will be able to send SCSI defined multimedia commands MMC which are defined by SCSI.
I am going to be using a SATA connected Blu-ray/DVD drive. When MMC commands are sent using IOCTL the drive should return information held on an optical disc.
The question I have is are MMC, well SCSI commands compatible for use with a SATA interface? I am unsure whether the protocols are different or not. I'll be using windows xp.
Hi, I am working on a machine for a friend. It is a server tower which he picked up cheap, it has a 10 gig SCSI hard drive which is facing imminent failure. He picked up an IDE drive cheap, and wants to switch to it.
My question is: if I get an IDE data cable, and a controller card which goes into a PCI slot, can I use the IDE drive in place of the dying SCSI unit?
Yes, you can install a controller card and drive. Are you planning to install the os to this drive? If so, you will need to install the driver during setup or setup will not find the disk to install to.
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,
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.
I have an Adaptec AHA-2940AU SCSI card connected to a Jaz drive. Previously, all of the hardware was working; I could access Jaz files from my drive with no problem. I recently moved, however, and ever since moving, my Jaz drive is no longer recognized. I was wondering if my hardware got damaged in the move, but I can't seem to pin down what could possibly be wrong.
When I boot up my computer, if the power on my Jaz drive is on, the computer hangs for a long time when it tries to initialize the SCSI card before it reports that it finds unexpected timeouts. (The computer then continues to boot successfully, but the Adaptec AHA-2940AU PCI SCSI Controller under my System Properties/Device Manager is highlighted with that annoying yellow exclamation point, although if I go to details, it says that the hardware is not conflicting with any other devices.) If I go to the SCSI menu when the computer boots up by pressing Ctrl-A, the setup functions time out on SCSI device 4 (my Jaz drive). I have tried replacing the SCSI cable and even swapped my old Jaz drive for a new Jaz drive, but that didn't help, which would seem to imply that this error (which I assume is hardware-based, since my computer might have been jostled in the move and I know I haven't changed any software) is some problem in the SCSI card itself.
But, on the other hand, if I turn the power to my Jaz drive off, the SCSI card boots up with no problem and shows no yellow exclamation mark device conflicti... Read more
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