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Domex SCSI-card and Seagate Barracuda

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sunnyboy, Jul 11, 2004.

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  1. sunnyboy

    sunnyboy Thread Starter

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    I recently purchased a 4 bay external SCSI case (Ci4000 from CiDesign) loaded with 2 Seagate Barracuda SCSI harddisk (ST3120022A, Wide Ultra SCSI-2, LVD, 68 pin) and attached it to my Domex DMX-3096S SCSI adapter (50 pin, fast/ultra narrow SCSI with BIOS chip) using a HD50 to HD68 external cable (approx. 3 feet long). Finally, I attached a multimode SE/LVD active terminator on cable's open end.

    I 've installed manufacturer's (Advansys :confused: ) driver prior to installing the adapter, as recommended. My system, however, never detected any new SCSI harddisk (it does, however, detected the SCSI adapter as Advansys win20 fast/ultra narrow SCSI adapter). I've tried resetting the SCSI harddisk ID's, but nothing happened. I attached my old Nikon LS-1000 SCSI film scanner and the adapter works fine.

    My questions are:

    1. Is my SCSI adapter isn't compatible with those Barracuda SCSI harddisks?
    2. Although the adapter is recommended for CD/MO/ZIP disks, the product page at Domex site (http://www.domex.com.tw/product/scsi.htm) does not mention anything about attaching an harddisk to the adapter, though. Is it possible that the adapter intentionally wasn't designed for SCSI HDs?
    3. The manual says something about flashing the adapter's BIOS. I've tried the included BIOS software program, but it says 'no Advansys host adapter detected'. Could it because I use Domex instead of Advansys?

    (My system: Windows XP Professional, Athlon 2600+ XP on K7S5A pro MoBo, 1GB RAM, Asus GeForce 4 MX, Soundblaster live!DE, a Matrox XtremePro RTX100PRO video-editing card, and 4 IDE harddisks from Seagate and Maxtor).

    Any suggestions will be highly appreciated (hope that sound desperate enough :eek: ).
     
  2. sunnyboy

    sunnyboy Thread Starter

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    OK, I'll downgrade my question down to this: Is there any SCSI adapter that intentionally WASN'T designed for harddisks?
     
  3. K7M

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    I had a similar problem with my scanner. changed the cable and the adapter and it works fine. I have one cable that is not compatible with my flatbed but works with other devices. If you have another cable and/or adapter try another one. Just a suggestion.
     
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