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SCSI Adapter/hard drive problem

Q: SCSI Adapter/hard drive problem

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?

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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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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.
If I ignor the Press <Ctrl-B> to Enter AUTO-SCSI thing, the puter will g... Read more

A:New computer built hard drive with scsi problem

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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
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?


A:SCSI hard drive problem. Start Unit request failed.

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?

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I have a air gapped Sony Vaio VGN-FW230J that I picked up today to work on, and the user doesn't have any discs for it. I am wiping Windows 7 from, and installing Windows XP for them so then can do panel programming for alarm systems with an app that only works on Windows XP from Mircom.
When I booted the installer, it only showed my usb stick for places to install Windows XP, and asked for SCSI adapter disk controller drivers.
And I tried google for the drivers, but I'm not quite sure which one it would be on there drivers page, Sony eSupport - VGN-FW230J - Support, as there is nothing that says SCSI on there.
Can someone please help me out.
I managed to find the SATA NON-RAID drivers on there website. And it's just an exe file, so I extracted it to folder and tried put it on usb stick and plug it into the laptop, but WinXP installer wouldn't let me search on there, instead it just says no Floppy Drive found lol.

Any suggestions?

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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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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.


A:SCSI Hard Drive


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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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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.



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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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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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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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'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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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.
EDIT:: COMPAQ Model #: bd018734a4

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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*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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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?


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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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How do you get the power to your hard drive. The power supply has no extra wires or anything. Where does it come from?

A:{SOLVED} im a begginner, installing a new hard drive (scsi) so this may seem silly,

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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
Cache: 8MB

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!

A:Installing a scsi hard drive on an asus a7n8x deluxe board

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.

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Hi ,

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.)

Any suggestions


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perhaps this question is already done here, but i didnt found any topic in installation&setup about it.. 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.. me plz, tell how can i install win7 on my scsi hdd..

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You will need to download Sata drivers for your system.

Load drivers at Picture 1.

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It is visible in the disk manager. There is no drive letter assigned and the options to do so are grayed out. Most of the options in device manager are grayed out, except for 'delete volume' and 'help'.

A:hard drive w/ usb adapter- drive shows in disk manager, not computer

Welcome to the forum,

Can you post a maximized screenshot of your full disk management window.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Does anyone know if there is such a device to hook a scsi scanner up to a usb port on a computer?

A:Scsi to USB Adapter??

They have them but they are pricey:

They have Tekram Ultra SCSI3 315U cards on Pricewatch for $23 including shipping which would be more than sufficient for most scanners.

What scanner?

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My Cd rom drive does not seem to work.
It opens fine but once it is closed my screen goes blank and there is no D drive found in the my computer folder.
In Device manager there is a yellow exclamation mark next to the SCSI/RAID host controller and once looked at states a error message with code 39. The manufacturer is unknown.
I have contacted Fujitsu which asked me to check if the screen goes blank when using the cd drive in BIOS mode, which it doesnt. They then claimed it was a software problem so they could not help me!
My computer and op info is:
fujitsu siemens amilo m1415g
Microsoft Windows XP
Home edition
Version 2002
Service pack 2

Manufacturered and Supported by:
Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Intel (R) Pentium(R) M
processor 1.73GHz
796 MHz, 512 MB of RAM
Please help!!!

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Hi! I am running an Adaptec 29320LP adapter with 2 Seagate st336754lw 36gb 15k hard drives but the hard drive speed is maxing out at 70gb per second!! Does any one know how do i config to get the full 320 gb per second or at least close to????

Any help would be apriciated.


A:scsi U320 Speed problem for SCSI Wiz

Because the interface supports that speed doesn't mean the drives can actually sustain a transfer rate close to that. Same as with PATA and SATA IDE drives. But 70MB/s does seem low. Are the drives in RAID or just seperate individual drives?

Also how are you measuring the speed? Try HDTACH:

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Installing an Adaptec AHA-150X/1510/152X SCSI Host Adapter and everything is working fine except that everytime I reboot i get the following error: "Host Adapter Diagnostic Error press F1 to boot" right after the memory count. This isn't a major problem but I would like it to boot up without having to press F1. The scanner that uses the card works just great, and there are no other noticeable problems. What am I missing here?

A:SCSI Host Adapter problems

Well, that usually means that there is some kind of memory conflict with the card.

Maybe with a sound card or modem you have installed... can you try taking out all cards but video and the SCSI? See if the problem goes away? You don't need to let it go into Windows of course - the error happens long before that.

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money

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hi alli'm looking for driver about LSI adapter ultra 320 scsi 2000 serie in windows server 2012 R2 i can't upgrade from windows server 2008 R2 be for upgrading this driverthank

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I was scanning some documents into Adobe Photoshop two nights ago using a scsi scanner and all was working fine, I installed a USB printer that same night then after testing it and was sure all was working I shutdown, but the next night when I went back into adobe photoshop to continue scanning I just get an error message saying;

"error scanner not ready! there does not seem to be a scanner installed. Please check the scsi connection and the scsi Id number"

The scsi Id is "7" and the scanner is a Blackwidow, I think made by Devcom, the interface used for scanning is called widowview, when I click on acquire scanner the Id changes to"0" and just displays the above error message

I looked in the device manager and an exclamation mark is by the scsi adapter & in the device status there is a message that reads;

"This device is using an interrupt request resource that is in use by another device and cannot be shared.
You must change the conflicting setting or remove the real mode driver causing the conflict (code 30)"

I have tried changing the IRQ which is set at (10) but it wont let me, it says windows will manage it even if I untick use automatic settings

I have looked through some other IRQ's and there are two others set at (10) these are pci audio device & IRQ holder for PCI steering, could that be the conflict?

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A:scsi Host Adapter, conflict

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Can a LSI Ultra320 SCSI adapter run under Win7? I've got an old Dell Precision 530 with this adapter and 3 ULTRA 320 drives running W2K Pro. Just trying to see what I get away with doing with it. Definitely need to get more RDRAM before I do anything. Pity it's only 32bit with twin Xeon processors...

A:Solved: LSI Ultra320 SCSI adapter

Do you have an exact model number? From what I can gather, it's an older model and I don't see any drivers newer then Win2k. So the only real way to know would be to test it. But based on experience with other hardware in Win7, I'd say it's not likely to work.

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I own an Adaptec AHA-2940UW SCSI Host Adapter for my Windows 2000 Pro (SP4) system. From the get go the onboard Host Adapter BIOS has never worked, that is, I've never seen the supposed "BIOS Banner" on PC bootup nor has the "CTRL+A" keys have worked. Because of this I've never been able to get my SCSI HDD to work as a boot disk for my OS. Under Windows 2000 Pro the SCSI HDD and Adapter work fine, as well as under real-mode MSDOS when the Adaptec drivers are started. As far as i know my ECS K7S5A mobo has PCI 2.1 compliant slots and are bus mastered. I've even tried the Adapter within another PC (HP Vectra VL800 P4 system) but still no effect.

I've tried flashing the Adapter BIOS when I first purchased the unit 2+ years ago and it worked fine but all subsequent flashing have never worked, perhaps due to the fact that I've always flashed "WITH" the SCSI HDD attached to the adapter (I think this is a no-no?). Attempting to flash now generates the following error message from the "FLASH4.EXE" file:

"No BIOS Detected - BIOS Upgrade Install Not Complete"
Device ID: 8178 | Vendor ID: 9004

From all the information gathered it seems the FLASH4.EXE file, used to flash the BIOS chip, is first checking the BIOS chip contents. I have strong evidence which shows the BIOS chip is currently "blank", wiped clean by an EEPROM clean process. Because there is no data within the BIOS chip the FLASH4.EXE file ... Read more

A:Flashing my SCSI Adapter's BIOS?

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Man, I can't find drivers for this anywhere. Microtek acts like they've never heard of it. It's a Microtek parallel to SCSI adapter cable with model#EPPC. Are there any good driver sites besides Or better yet, does anyone know where to get the drivers for it (win98)?

A:Microtek Parallel to SCSI adapter
Don't know if that will help or not.....

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Is there a way to take an internal harddrive and easily adapt it to view with a USB port?

A:Hard drive adapter

No enclosure, but great for troubleshooting/temp usage for file recovery. Works with Laptop/Desktop drives, either PATA or SATA.



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Hi, I have a Rock mobile disk hard drive but do not have a AC adapter for it, Can anyone tell me or link me to what one I would need for this 500 GB external hard drive? Thankjs in advance.

A:Hard drive ac adapter?

Hi, I have a Rock mobile disk hard drive but do not have a AC adapter for it, Can anyone tell me or link me to what one I would need for this 500 GB external hard drive? Thanks in advance.

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Attached is a picture of an hard drive I took out of my old Windows XP laptop. It's only 60 GB but still good for backup purposes. I already have some adapters for connecting both IDE and SATA drives to my computer through USB. I don't have any that can handle this particular drive. Can anyone suggest a USB adapter that can handle this type of hard drive?

A:Looking For A Particular Hard Drive To USB Adapter

I think you will find that what is protruding is an adaptor.
You can take it out and you will see that it is standard SATA and power connector.

Not a good pic sorry.

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I have a Sabrent USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Hard Drive Converter. I plug the usb cable into the computer and where are the files? The computer reads the hard drive because I go to Safely remove hardware and it's there. I have tried this with 2 hard drives. Any ideas?

A:Hard Drive Adapter

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I have a similar problem, I have an Intel mother board - dg965wh and after installing windows xp - i see that error in scsi/raid host controller issue.

I've tried installing the storage matrix driver that comes with the mother borad disc, and the same driver from intel support site.

No luck...

problem still exist - I don't have raid/scsi on my system, but I don't like to leave it at that...

Any ideas?

thanks. Nitay

A:RAID/SCSI controller problem after BIOS update and re-imaging the system drive

Enter the BIOS at startup and check the controller's settings, the SATA/RAID contoller may be disabled there.

What's the message under device status when you double click the flagged device in the device manager ?

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I have an LSI U320 but there are no drivers for Vista of any flavor.

Thanks for your help,


A:Anyone know of a SCSI U320 adapter that has Vista 64 support?

Ive taken an Adaptec 29320 LPE PCIe X1 up to 320MB/s and a Seagate Cheetah 146GB 68 pin continous read wright average 110 MB/s i got Vista 64 benchmark ends at 5.9 more is not possible from the Microsoft calc it has to be something like 8 but benchmark comes to an end ;-) at 5.9 :-)!!! after youve plugged in the Adaptec card put in Vista 64 inst.DVD than Hdisk not found put in the Adaptec driver Disk and istall the driver you need! than back to Vista DVD ;-)
Thats it! -If youve installed the Vista go and make a 3.5" Bootdisk with a "mini" DOS on the same disk copy the newest Adaptec 29320LPE BIOS 3.14 ! Than the complete U320 will go faster and more stabel! or try to get the Adaptec 29320 LPE with the newest bios ask your
PC Discounter ! -or order at Adaptec direkt! ...with a 45 EU SCSI Kabel you gut 130 MB/s terminated with an end resistor! -so SATA ends at 300->1000MB/s many telling us its fast but what are you doing with a fast bus and slow diks?? ;-) fastest SATA Disk ends at 80 MB/s average speed ;-) its a WD RAptorX haha! I hope that ive helped you to make youre workstation running ...try on Vista64 ...Virtualbox its a fine SUN Microsystems tool giving you a fast 2nd virtual pc that you can run Linuy under Vista the same time without speed drops ;-) ...

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Is there any way to speed up the BIOS initialization of my SCSI host adapter?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Speeding up SCSI Adapter Boot time?

Not really, but I've never known the 2940UW to take all that long to boot. Is a few seconds really that important? What's connected to the host adapter?

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I am using Windows XP. I recently installed a new modem. The modem works beautifully, but I cannot print. When I look at the device manager I notice that the Adaptec AHA-1502 SCSI Host Adapter is using IRQ 10 and I/O Range 0140-0154. THe Generic 56K HCF Data Fax Modem is also using IRQ 10 I/O Range EC00-EC07 and Memory Range E9000000 - E900FFFF. There is a check mark on both property boxes for use automatic settings. No Conflicts are listed in the conflicting device list for the modem, but the conflicting device list for the SCSI host adapter lists these conflicts:
Interrupt Request 10 used by: Generic 56k HCF Data Fax Modem
Intel(r) 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller.
The Use automatic check box is checked but grayed out in the property box for the modem, but is checked and not grayed out in the property box for the SCSI host adapter. Any suggestions?

A:Modem Conflicts with SCSI Host Adapter


If it were mine I would go to Start, Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager and delete all references to a modem.

Shut down and move your modem to PCI #3 or the third slot down from the AGP slot)

Boot up and enter BIOS setup menu.....when you get there, then go to the PnP area and DISABLE it if you are using WinXP. (If it were Win98, then you would enable it)

Save and Exit and reboot

When it boots, add the latest and best drivers from the manufacturer's website for the modem.

That should solve your problem.

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Hello, I seem to have run into quite a problem. I have a WD external hard drive that uses a power adapter. The power adapter quit working, so I came across another one that had the same input, but a different output. Being in a hurry, I didn't look at the output. I simply plugged it in and the hard drive powered up. About five seconds later it powered off as if I had simply unplugged it. The output for the original adapter was 12V_ _ _ 1.5A. The one I tried using was 20V_ _ _2.0A. I have an identical second WD external hard drive I was running(which is why I tried to find another adapter since this second drive was in use), however I decided to unplug the second drive to use the adapter from it to test it on the drive that stopped working(since it was the right adpater and it was functioning). When I plugged it into the drive, I still got nothing. Could I have damaged the drive? If so, is this fixable? Thank you for your help.

A:External hard drive adapter

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Does anyone know what kind of adapter I would need to make a laptop hard drive external? It's not pins, it looks like a bar? Not something I'm familiar with. It's a:

Model: MHT2030AT
Part #: CA06297-B17300C1
Serial#: NN3HT3A154A3

30 GB

Any help would be great. Thanks!

A:Laptop Hard Drive Adapter???

Determine whether it is SATA or PATA (PATA commonly known as the old IDE). Then go to and get an external enclosure. They have them for all types of internal drives.

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I have a T440p with an optical drive.  Will a hard drive installed in an adapter in that bay perform at the same rate as the primary internal hdd? Thanks! 

Go to Solution.

A:T440p adapter for 2nd hard drive?

Yes, but think carefully before you commit to that, especially if you want to use a platter drive and not an SSD. HDD in the optical bay have two downsides:1.  They make noise.2.  They make heat. There's no efficient way to exhaust waste heat from that bay and it will come up through the keyboard. Better idea:  get a large SSD and keep the optical drive.

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A:Solved: need hard drive adapter

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My wife (bless her heart) dumped a glass of wine on our relatively new HP notebook. The power immediately went out, and of course it wont start up at all. No power. I assume something shorted out or the power supply is cooked. I have no idea.

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A:HP Notebook Hard Drive Adapter

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Hi all,

I was wonder what kind of adapter I should buy for my lenovo t61, I took the hdd out and its a (WD P/N WD1200BEVS-00VAT0 Western Digital SATA 9.5mm 0 2.5in. 5400rpm WD1200BEVS HHCTJABB). I need to get one asap, does any one know where I can get one? I would prefer going to a store and pick it up myself, but online will be fine too.


A:Hard drive usb adapter question

A USB to SATA adapter like this one:
You can buy such adapters at local stores too.

Or you can buy an whole enclosure like this:
These are more readily available at computer stores.

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I have had this error in my control panel.
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A:Solved: scsi external atapi adapter issue

That SCSI external adapter is most likely for a scanner, or maybe a zip drive. Do you have a scanner attached to your computer? If not, you can safely remove it as it isn't needed.

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If I buy this from amazon:

Does that mean I'll definitely be able to hook up my laptops hard drive to my desktop via USB? Just like it was a memory stick or external HD?

Sorry If this is a dumb question but I have to be totally sure!

A:Solved: Another hard drive adapter question (sorry!)

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Hi all, here's my problem:

I recently bought a new Lenovo laptop after spilling a little water in the touchpad/keyboard of my old Toshiba Satellite. I think it fried the Satellite's keyboard as I couldn't get the keyboard to respond and the computer was stuck in BIOS mode. As far as I know, the broken laptop's hard drive had no water damage. I took apart the whole thing and inspected everything and there was no water inside the machine (imagine my disappointment when it was dry inside but still broken...)

Anyway, I bought a USB to IDE/SATA adapter with the hope of recovering the data from the broken laptop. Unfortunately I cannot get Windows 8.1 to access the hard drive. It registers the drive in Device Manager and says it's working properly, but no autorun will pop up when plugged in. I checked in Computer Management -> Storage which also shows the drive, but when right clicking it, every single option is greyed out except Help. I can't assign a drive letter, open it, explore it, etc..

The drive is listed as Healthy (GPT Protective Partition). The drive also had a Windows 8.1 install on it. It's a 750gb Hitachi SATA drive.

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Did you try setting the bios and try to boot off the "bad" drive? If it works, just copy the info you need onto another backup device. Reinstall the info on your new HD after rebooting. You can change your boot order back, but it isn't essential as long as no USB device is plugged in.

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Here is the scenario: the notebook hard drive has a 44-pin connector and I connected it, FOOLISHLY, to the 40-hole adapter that I then plugged into the desktop. When the system turned on, the screen said that there was a configuation change and then, error 1962 No operating system flashed up on the screen with the diagram showing that I needed to press F1. That did not work at all.

I turned it off and then on again, now it only shows the IBM main screen and beeps loudly.

From what I remember about the beeping, that is not a good sign. :-(

The computer will not recognize the floppy disks for Win98 that I loaded into the floppy drive in the sad attempt to boot from there. I think that I totally [email protected]$#!ed up my computer.

Please confirm. thanks!


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I've got a unbootable Gateway laptop

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My laptop is Gateway model: mx6926b
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A:sabrentz usb 2.0 sata/ide hard drive adapter

Hi frusterateDUDE, welcome to the forum
Have a look here; SABRENT USA / Computer peripherals and accessories / Product support page and see if they have newer drivers

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A:Male ide hard drive to sata adapter

Add your link to the adapter, please.

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ok my friend has a device to be able to use a IDE internal drive externally
via the usb port i was wondering would something like that be able to be found for a sata drive. The case i have only has 2 slots for sata and it came with a dvd lite scribe burner and a HD both sata but I unhooked the burner for now so i can use my other sata drive that already had my apps and music,movies on it from another pc. the cd burner that is hooked up is a reg ide I dont know what the name of the device he is using or if it even has a name but its pretty neat has a power cord for it and you put the hard drive in it well slide it in and he hooks the internal drive to the usb port thru it.

A:SATA hard drive external adapter

This one.


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I have been trying to recover files from a corrupted hard drive. No OS will boot on it, scandisk freezes on trying to correct index errors, HDD Regenerator shows no bad sectors.

The only option left that I can see is using an adapter and trying to pull the files off through a pc, but this hard drive, Seagate Momentus ST9160821AS, has a interface that I am not farmiliar with.

I do have an IDE converter for laptops but it interfaces with pins, and I cant find a converter that fits with this one, probably because its SATA NCQ. Is there another name for this kind of adapter that i can't find?

Here are some pictures of the interface, hope somone can give me some info on it.


A:SATA/NCQ Laptop Hard drive adapter

You could buy an external USB Sata enclosure for the notebook drive, and access it that way. This Seagate drive should be replaced under warranty (5 year)

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I get an error on the boot and it tells me that the hard drive can't be detected. then just goes to a blinking curser on a blank black screen.

I looked in the bios and read what other forums wrote and things seem to be set correctly
I did switch it to enable UEFI Boot and that just made it to where I can't get into the BIOS Settings now.
I am running xp and am connected to a central server.
I have only had the pc for a year with no major problems.

I can't get a hold of my IT guy since it is the weekend.
Does anyone have any ideas:

I seem to be running Marvel Adapter 88SE61xx
Bios Version 1.1.0.L62

As I can recall it was setup for SATA

right before all I get is a curser, I see "E7...94...0" show up for 2 sec in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Again right now I can't access the BIOS or do anything.

A:Solved: Hard Drive Not Detected (Adapter 1)

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I have a LaCie Grand hard drive, and while plugged in the power supply tip smoked and melted inside the charging port of the drive enclosure. Using 2 small screwdrivers I got all the goo and charcoal out, then plugged in another power supply. The drive mounted and I got all my data out.

Now what? Would you experts trust this drive with a new power supply? Or should I crack it open and put the actual drive into a new enclosure? i feel like a hard drive I can't trust is useless to me. Am I too paranoid? Your opinions here will be greatly appreciated.

A:Hard drive power supply adapter burned up... now what?


Me personally would put it in another Enclosure as they are not expensive......also I might run a test on the HDD as well

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some people change ide to ahci in the bios then it worked.

some people put drive on master, hey then it worked
Second PATA hard drive not detected in the BIOS? - Yahoo Answers

some people put drive on cs, hey then it worked
SATA to IDE Adapter, Drive Not Detected in BIOS - Hard Drives - Storage

What do I do to make it work for me?
The yellow led lights up
the sata cable plugged into sata port and tried multiple ports.
Under sata configuration I tried AHCI which caused windows to BSOD
I switched that back to IDE

This Asus p5qc has a PATA DVD drive lugged into MB IDE port
And a sata drive plugged into sata port.
And a sata drive plugged into sata port.

A:sata to ide adapter do not see PATA hard drive in the bios?

Following this guide, i made it so windows boots ok with bios setting to AHCI
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

Still the bios does not show drive with adapter connected.
I have tried 4 HD and a dvd drive.

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I have a Compaq 2190US notebook (specs ) with XP-SP2 Home, and it sorta died over the weekend.

It seems that the networking portion of the OS went berzerk. I was hardly able to boot into windows at all, and if it did work it was incomprehensibly slow (like taking 5+ minutes to go from the logon screen to the desktop). Booting into Safe Mode worked fine, but Safe Mode With Networking had the same issue. That's why I believe the networking is the culprit (I know, my deductive reasoning powers are astounding!).

So I began following the MS KB article about troubleshooting with a clean boot, and tried doing what it said about removing unsigned drivers. Unfortunately, I didn't quite do what it said. When I did the search for unsigned drivers in windows/system 32/drivers, I clicked the "check subfolders" option, which I guess I shouldn't have done. It therefore found that everything in the "etc" subfolder was unsigned, so I tried removing that whole folder and placing its contents in another temporary folder in the root. I also removed two PGP drivers.

When I tried to boot back up, the system would completely freeze at the logon screen. Either that, or I at least could not interact with the system at all. The keyboard and mouse did nothing.

I tried using the Recover Console, but it won't let me access that temporary folder to copy the drivers back to windows/system 32/drivers/etc." So I tried doing a repair installation with the XP CD... Read more

A:Solved: Notebook Hard Drive Adapter Question

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We have lost the connector on the pins of the hard drive that let you connect it to the motherboard it is a wierd connector that goes on the hard drive pins can anyone help out with information on where to get a replacement or atleast the correct name for the adapter HP says that you cannot just order that part from them I think that is crazy.

A:CompaQ Presario M2000 Hard Drive Adapter

Wrong post. Sorry.

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I have removed the hard drive from my laptop because it won't load and the laptop cannot see the drive.
I bought a universal SATA/IDE usb connector cable but it didnt fit.

I want to see if the hard drive still works by plugging it into another laptop via usb,
pics attached

many thanks

A:which usb adapter/connector will fit my Toshiba HDD2J95 hard drive

hi something like this should work for you. BYTECC BT-300 Adapter -

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Hi everyone,
I want to connect my hard drive from Dell Inspiron 15, 5559 to another  computer through a USB to be able to see the data from that hard drive. I was wondering if you could point me to the right adapter. A page from a store website would be really appreciated.

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My secondary hard drive was running slow for the last few days and today i got the error message saying the drive needed to be formatted, do you want to format now?
I clicked no because I didn't want to lose any files by formatting and restarted the pc and now it doesn't show up at all when i enter 'my computer' or device manager and disk management.
After researching I think it may be dying if not already dead. I found this product (drive adapter) that allows you to connect the drive to the pc by usb cable allowing backup of files.
My question is, is there a safe way I must disconnect my hard drive from the pc or is it as simple as just disconnecting the cables connected to the hard drive.
If i do that, will the files on the drive be safe?

Here is a link of the adapter I want to use.

A:Solved: How to disconnect hard drive safely, adapter

Turn off the computer and unplug it, and then take it out. Connecting it via USB is no guarantee. The drive still may not be readable or accessible.

Data recovery will be very, very expensive.

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Hello all,
I am trying to access my wife's macbook hard drive via my Windows computer using the Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter. The Apple techs said they could not get the drive to register when they hooked it up. However, we gave it a good drying with blow dryer.

The adapter works fine and all the correct drivers installed.

I am in disk management and the 250GB drive seems to be showing up. However, it is not showing up in My Computer and right click shows "assign a letter" is grayed out.

Please check out the photo:;current=Capture.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket

A:SATA USB Adapter With Macbook Formatted Hard Drive

You are going to need a utility like MacDrive
to read the files. About all you can do directly from the windows management in this instance is format the drive. (which would result in the complete loss of data on the drive)

Also if any of the apparent moisture involved got inside the housing it's very possible the data is damaged beyond recovery. Since hard drives save data to the disk by creating what is essentially rust (iron oxide) manipulated magnetically on the surface.

There is likely a free utility out there that does the job. I just don't deal with mac's very often personally so it's not something I would be aware of, you might try google.

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Good Morning;

RE: server with an AIC SCSI Host Adapter, on boot goes thru
Channel A ok, then goes to Channel B, makes start-up request of Iomega Jaz IGB, and FAILS...actual chanel B target Id #4 says...."Unexpected scsi command failure ", followed by a bunch of stats (locations). Hardware mgr indicated the Jaz device checks out ok, (Jaz only dvice on B channel but the channel itself indicates its functional)-

Anybody have a suggestion where to begin to look for source of problem? doesnt appear channel corrupt just the jaz device itself, more likely, its scsi channel B settings- any troubleshooting assit would be genuinely apprteciated!


A:[SOLVED] SCSI Host Adapter produces start-up request failure...

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I got the BSoD 0x7B error with Inaccessible_Boot_Device after a server re-start. When I tried to run Set-up -- Repair it ran thru loading files from the 3 start-up floppies then it gave message "Could not locate CD-Rom" .
The set up does say it finds the Adaptex adapter card.
At first I thought there was something wrong with the boot partion sector.
The machine also will not boot from the Emerency Repair Disk.

I'm confused-- does this seem like a problem with the SCSI RAID adapter card? If it is bad can I just plug in another similar one from a spare machine? ; Or are there settings unique to each card?

I'm a notes developer who is trying to cover for our NT admin who quit, so I really am out of my depth here when it comes to NT administation.


A:{Advice Offered} - Novice needs Help: NT Server 4 Inaccessible_Boot_Device w/ SCSI RAID adapter


OK... having a look in technet, here are a few things that poped out:<ul>

Just as the name implies, this error indicates that Windows NT is having trouble reading from the hard disk. This error can be caused by a faulty device driver or a bad small computer systems interface (SCSI) terminator. If youíve checked for these problems, but are still receiving the error, check to make sure that a virus hasnít destroyed your boot sector.
<LI> When performing an upgrade, Sound Blaster SCSI cards or PCI SCSI cards might cause your monitor to display a blue screen with the message INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. This means that the BIOS assigned the SCSI card an interrupt that is already being used. Physically remove the card before reinstalling it. Or, remove the driver during the text mode portion of Setup, and then reinstall it after the installation or upgrade is complete.

This Stop message, also known as Stop 0x7B, indicates that Windows 2000 lost access to the system partition during the startup process. This error always occurs while the system is starting and cannot be debugged because it generally occurs before the operating system has loaded the debugger.

Interpreting the Message

The four parameters listed in the message are defined in order of appearance as follows: <ol>
<LI> Address of a Unicode string data structure representing the Advanced RI... Read more

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I thank you all very much for this really nice forum for all kinds of computer issues

Ok well, here's what's going on... I have a Hewlett Packard Pavilion P6000 Series (Model p6610f) desktop with Windows 7 (64 bit) and an AMD Athlon II 635 Quad-Core processor and 4GB of DDR3 RAM.

Now I have this IDE hard drive that I wanted to put on my motherboard for the main drive, but the motherboard only accepts SATA drives. What I had done is purchase an adapter from Vantec called an "IDE to SATA converter" where you simply plug in the adapter to the back of the hard drive along with some power from the case's power supply, and voila - you have an IDE hard drive that can now be used for the motherboard like a SATA drive.

I am right now using that adapter for the 500GB hard drive I mentioned where my OS is stored on it. I also have a 750GB hard drive for the "secondary master" in BIOS, which happens to be a true SATA hard drive. And I also have a SATA SuperMulti DVD Burner for the "Slave". That's three hard drives altogether.

I have one SATA port left for a fourth drive, so what I did was I went and bought another Vantec "IDE to SATA converter" and was getting ready to take an old IDE hard drive I have from a year ago (120GB Maxtor) and use that as my fourth drive to get data off of it. When I hooked everything up to the motherboard, BIOS was reading it, but then Windows 7 would not start up. As soon as I pulled t... Read more

A:Motherboard not picking up my IDE hard drive (with Vantec adapter for eSATA)

Hm. sometimes, the BIOS doesn't like being changed at all. you may want to look at how it boots up and what sequence it looks at the drives.

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(I asked this in a solved thread by mistake, sorry)

Sorry to ask a stupid question but I have a problem similar to this:

my laptop wont boot at all even though its getting power, so tech support told me its a hardware problem and i have to send it for repair.

What I want to know is do these Hard Drive adapters make it asif your laptop HD is an external memory a memory stick? Does this mean I'll be able to retrive my files as it seems like i'll end up with it at factory settings after repair? Or is it really complicated?

Any help is much appreciated.

A:Solved: Question about Laptop hard drive to desktop adapter.

It just makes it easy to connect your small drive to the large connector inside the desktop. It will appear as a normal, internal drive that you can just copy from.

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I have a good feeling my HDD is fried, but might as well ask for opinions here.

I flew over to Jordan from the USA and of course needed an adapter for my laptop, which I had brought with me. I didn't even think of checking the voltage and used it on the first day (unknowingly) with an incompatible adapter. At first the laptop would freeze and I'd get the BSOD. I downloaded BlueScreenView in safe mode and found the driver that was "causing" the problem (ntoskrnl.exe). Soon I became bluescreened even in safe mode until over the course of a few days, my laptop would not startup, not even into safe mode. Now, as of last night, when I boot up I recieve the following message:

"Check connection cable!

No bootable device-- insert boot disk!"

There was more in between but these seemed like the most important points

I went into BIOS and by HDD was the word "None". So, not even BIOS recognized a harddrive and thats when my heart sank and I eventually came to the conclusion that my bad adapter fried my HDD.

I have a Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5050 running on Windows 7 Home Premium. Before I get it serviced, I decided to post here for any other pieces of advice.


A:Solved: Used wrong adapter, now laptop does not recognize a hard drive

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Interaction (interface?) between a Sabrent USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter Product Code: USB-DSC5 and my Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I am having an issue with the following situation:
When connected to IDE Drives Maxtor and Western Digital, and through the usage of Windows 7 it tellls me that the Hard Drive "is not ready". Is that a message originated by the Windows 7 software?
If so how do I go about "getting the disk ready" so i could change disk type or number or sizes of each partition and/or reformat?
I would appreciate your support to help me solve this unexpected report from the Windows 7 interaction with this adapter and the Hard Drives it holds, 40 GB and 80 GB IDE drives Maxtor and Western Digital. I am trying to use Windows (or some other third party software) to resize the partitions, change the disk type and eventually reformat.

Thank you kindlly

A:Clash between Sabrent 2.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter with Windows

Check the power & DATA cables.
When using IDE HD Drives, make there are set to master.

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Im lost. please help me with this.
My laptop died several month ago, but several days ago I found out that I can connect its hard-drive to any computer using a USB Adapter...
I got the adapter, after working for several hours it started freezing...

What happened: when I was copying my files it freezed and didnt respond at all. I wanted to plug it out, but windows was saying that it cannot be stopped right now, cause a program is still accessing it. (no program was on). So... when I couldnt stop it, i just plugged it it out.

after pluging it out, it stopped working. Windows (XP) recognizes the drive, though, when I want to open it, it says the "folder or file is not accessible and corrupt"...

I cant even checkdisk it, cause it says the access is denied.

I was looking for solutiong the whole day already and didnt find none.

Please help me! I dont want to loose my files. They are my history. all my life is in there..

Thanks in advance.

A:Laptor Hard-Drive Connected through Adapter is Corrupt and not accessible

why did the laptop die - do you know - it may have been the drive was corrupt and for some of the system files already and now its just continue to fail.

have you been getting any clicking or other noises from the drive

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I'm amateur pc user. Been trying fix problems all week. Changed power box due to over heating, used AVG & Superantispyware. Keeps asking to reboot and choose boot device, and several hints of mysterious behavior inside machine. Feels like something is eating it (paranoid spirituality). Anyone know what's going on. Please be gentle with me;Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 14:43:58, on 30/04/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AASP\1.00.61\aaCenter.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Kontiki\KHost.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\Sup_SmartRAM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DT Utilities\DT Utilities PC Backup Pro\mgCtrl.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Entriq\MediaSphere\EntriqMediaTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Entriq\MediaSphere\\EntriqMediaServer.exeC:\Windows\Integrator.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Micr... Read more

A:Unknown problem,system restore&recycle bin&2nd hard drive vanished, 2nd hard drive

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