Installing both IDE and SCSI hard drives
Posted on 2000-04-21
I have an Adaptec 2940UW SCSI controller on which I've daisy chained several devices--three HD (3GB, 1GB, 4GB) and a NEC CD ROM (Model CDR 1810A). So I just bought this Iomega internal IDE Zip Drive I need to install, and I also have this Quantum Fireball EX 3.4 IDE drive I bought for another system sitting around unused.
I have an unused secondary IDE slot on the motherboard. The primary IDE slot is occupied by my AIWA Bolt Backup Tape Drive. So I'm thinking, why not slave the tape backup off the IDE hard drive and install the Zip drive on the secondary IDE controller slot? I need a few more MB hard disk space, and I really don't want to bother upgrading one of the existing HDs right now...
So what's the trick, if any? How do I configure the Quantum HD so its recognized by the system? Your tips and pointers are welcome.