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Hard Drive, SCSI, Zip and a Quadra 605

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Hello,

I have a 1.8GB IBM external SCSI drive. I have a P6116CD. I used FWB RAID 2.x to format and mount the drive, no problems, ran it for days. Took it to my friends house. She has a Quadra 605, plugged it in and the mac locks up at the splash screen, no ext. load. Try to hold down shift at boot, same thing. Take her 7.5 disk tools and it will boot and mount but eventually crash after large file transfers.
      I bought a zip drive, took it down to her place, plugged it in no problems. Took the GB drive plugged it in to the zip which is plugged in to the mac and everything mounts and works fine. Zip ID=5 GB=6. I had 7.6.1 she has 7.5.5 soon to be 7.6.1.
      My question is how or what can I do to get the GB drive to mount without connected to the zip. The drive has a passive term. on it, do I need an active one? What is the difference?
      I have tried HDT, RAID, SCSI Director, everything, same problem. Tried changind ID's, same. Help!!

Thank you for any reply,

Rob
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If you can turn off the passive termination, do so. Then put a plain-jane regular old terminator on it. If this fails, try a nice thick, high-quality SCSI cable. The cable you're using successfully at your place may not be resisting higher levels of noise at your friends. If all this doesn't work, update the device driver on the hard drive.

One other thing. You probably want to put your faster peripherals at the lower ID settings. If it were mine, that drive would be ID #1.
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Well it worked, an active terminator and silverlining lite did the trick the drive now boots. But I have one more prblem. When the drive is turned on it makes a fan like whirling noise, that way I know it will boot. But when I shut down and start the drive again it makes a clicking sound and will not mount or anything. I have to wait at least 2 hours before trying it again, any suggestions?
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Are you Finlandia? :D  

Your power supply in the hard drive enclosure is probably starting to give up. If the drive runs but the fan doesn't spin, STOP USING THE DRIVE! You could overheat and kill your drive. An enclosure will cost you $55 to $100. You could probably put the thing together yourself without much trouble. You sound like a pretty thorough guy.
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BTW,

Finlandia is my fiancee, she has the drive and posted the problem too, i think.

will try a case maybe.
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