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IDE/ATAPI Tape Drive not recognized by BIOS

gooddeni asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I have purchased a used Seagate Hornet STT38000N TR-4 Tape Drive.  I am having trouble with the BIOS recognizing the drive.  

Things I have tried:
Checked the cable.  Worked fine with a CD-ROM drive
Checked power.  Drive light blinks which I assume would mean that it is getting power
Tried different settings on the jumper.  Master and Cable select when the drive is on cable by itself.  Set to slave in combination with the CD-ROM drive.
Changed BIOS settings to None and Auto.  Neither made a difference.

I am trying this on a Dell Optiplex Gxa with the BIOS upgraded to A10

Tape Drive is a Seagate Hornet STT38000N.  

I didn't pay much for the drive, so I don't know if it is really any good, but I would hate to give up on it, if I was missing something simple.  I have never installed a tape drive before, but have experience with HDD, internal zip drives and CD-R/RW.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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