scsi - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-15-2005, 04:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 7
Default scsi

I installed a scsi drive w/a scsi pci card and device manager is THE only thing that sees it. The rest of windows (xp) will not. Once I format the damn thing my problem will be solved. Thing is, I can't find a hard disk utility or reformatting program that will recognize it either! Can someone point me in the right direction?

sKiTzo is offline  
Old 04-15-2005, 05:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Apokalipse's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559

have you got a terminator after your SCSI hard drive?
you need a terminator at the end of any SCSI chain

Apokalipse is offline  
Old 04-15-2005, 12:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 7

Negative - no terminator. Is that all I need? This is the first I've heard of this although I've seen them in the ribbons/connectors/adapters section at Fry's. I'll try that, thanks.
sKiTzo is offline  
Old 04-15-2005, 01:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 441

The terminator that Apokalipse is refering to is an active terminator - looks like a black plastic rectangle normally that is either hardwired to the cable or plugs in to the end of the cable.

But this is normally only necessary for use with 68pin scsi. Older 50 pin doesn't really require it BUT both types of drive must have their termination jumper (on rear or underside of drive) enabled if they are the last device, or only device, on the chain.

If you have got a 68pin drive, then the scsi card itself should have a bios chip (ie be bootable). So in fact are some 50 pin cards also. If so, it should display the cards make/model on screen just after the normal post test. It should also give you the option to enter the scsi bios settings.

If it does, then do this & see if the drive is being detected in the scsi bios
Samm is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.