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Installing IDE drive in a SCSI system?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by raven397, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. raven397

    raven397 Thread Starter

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    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?
    thanks,

    john cunningham
     
  2. crjdriver

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    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.
     
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    Thanks! I am planning to install Win XP on the new IDE drive. Do you mean that I should install the drivers for the new hard drive before Win XP? somehow that doesn't seem like the right order.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    During the first part of setup you will see a message to press F6 to load scsi drivers. Press F6 and load your controller card driver. Setup will copy the driver from a floppy and then continue to load windows.
     
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