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Problems with a Seagate IDE Tape Drive converted to a USB drive.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by todda00, Jun 22, 2004.

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  1. todda00

    todda00 Thread Starter

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    I recently purchased a Seagate IDE Tape Drive, STT20000. I only have 4 IDE slots, and they are all taken, plus I don't have any room for an IDE controller card, so I bought a IDE to USB external case that turns any IDE device to a USB external device. I installed the tape drive, Windows XP recognizes the new device, attepts to install drivers, but cannot find any. I tried to search the Internet for any correct drivers and could not find any. Other devices work via USB that are attached to the same USB hub, and I can put a tape in the unit and it rewinds it. No drive letter is assigned at all.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Todd
     
  2. JohnWill

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    I suspect the tape drive will have problems being interfaced through the USB. I suggest you move one of the disks into the USB case and put the tape on the IDE controller in the machine.
     
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