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Adding more hard-drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by deadm4n, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. deadm4n

    deadm4n Thread Starter

    Oct 1, 2003
    I am currently using 2 IDE hard-drives, but eventually used up almost all of the space on them. I found an old server computer that wasn't being used at work, so I took the two SCSI hard-drives and the card they were connected to, which I guess is a SCSI controller card. I screwed in the controller card and hard-drives to my PC, hooked everything up, and tried to boot. During POST, the SCSI card reads both of the drives, and then my PC begins to emit a long (and extremely loud) beep sound. The only way to stop the sound is to enter the controller card setup utility.

    Is it even possible to do what I'm trying to do? I have no experience with drives other than IDE :(

    Update 9/19/40 11:01PM CST:
    After fiddling around, I found out that one of the SCSI drives was not connected well. Is there some reason as to why both SCSI drives need to be connected in order for it to work? After fixing the connection, my PC would reboot itself after POST. After more filddling, I found that disconnecting my slave IDE drive solved this. After booting into Windows, it was only detecting one drive, when I had connected both. Can someone tell me why?
  2. Foamer

    Foamer Guest

    SCSI devises are tricky. At the end of a SCSI string the end has to be terminated unless the controller is self terminating (Looped back and the end plugged back into the controller.) Also... the number of drives you plan on using has to be set either by jumpers or switches on the controller.

    And using SCSI and IDE at the same time can be tricky.
    Many systems simply wouldn't allow it at all.
    If you can... let us know what kind of controller your using and from that thingsmay be able to be straitened out.
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