Problems connecting an Optical Drive (SCSI)
Posted on 1998-08-19
I have a Pentium 200 with a Western Digital PCI-SCSI card.
I have 2 optical drives - a HP1716T and a Plasmon RF6940.
When I connect the new Plasmon drive and do an <ALT-W>
when it boots I can see it with ID's 2-6 (7 is the card), but when it scans the chain normally (after the <ALT-W> message it doesn't show the name and windows cannot see it.
If I plug the old HP drive in, it shows the name when it scans after the <ALT-W> message, but I still cannot see it in Win95.
I have installed the Corel SCSI software but the SCSI Tools
program scans the chain but doesn't see the drive (whichever
one I have plugged in).
The card in the computer is a wide SCSI so I plugged in the
cable from the old drive into the new one (which had a narrow SCSI cable with it), does this matter?
I have terminated the drives. I don't know if it is active or passive but it is the terminator we got with the new drive.
Anyone got any suggestions?