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SCSI Hard Drive

I have just been given a SCSI hard drive for my system which currently has 2 IDE drives installed.
The only way I can get Windows 98 to recognize it is if I check the removable media box.

I don't think it's running as fast as it should be,.

Has anyone else mixed SCSI & IDE drives under Windows, and if so, what's the best solution.

Any ideas would be a help.
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nu2vb
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Chileno2000Commented:
It should be a problem mixing the diferent drives, also you shouldn't have to tick the removable media box. Does windows auto detect the scsi card even you don't have the HD installed?
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nu2vbAuthor Commented:
Under System in the control panel, it detects the card & the drive with no problems.  When the Removable Media isn't checked, I cannot access the drive at all.

I also have a SCSI CD writer attached and that works fine.  The SCSI ID's are different (I checked that first) and both seem to work.  I did a speed test on the HD with the CD writer software and it states it's slower than the IDE drive.  

It's got me beat!

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busukaCommented:
How about termination ? Can you represent SCSI chain here and
point where terminators are set ?
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bchewCommented:
Are both scsi drives on the same card or is the CDR drive on it's own proprietary card?  Are they internal, external or one of each?
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tfabianCommented:
I've had similar problems with a Win 95 system.. I also had to check the "removable media" option to get the drives to be recognized.. but since they are removable I guess I didn't really make too much of it..

in either case, if it recognizes the drive, leave it alone and run with it..
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nu2vbAuthor Commented:
I've tried a variety og things - Terminating the the drive (as standard, the cd was terminated and still is).  They are both on the same card.

I think I'll just have to grin and bear it, but I wanted to make sure that it was possible and that I wasn't just fluking the connection (some people in the know said I shouldn't mix 'n match SCSI & IDE.

Looks like it can be done!

Thanks to all of you for your help and idea's!



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