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SCSI & IDE drive

Posted on 2006-11-15
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I have a PC where the SCSI controller is on the mb.  Right now I have 2 drives SCSI (0) and (1), and everything works fine.  I want to add another HD, but its IDE.  If I install it and set the jumpers correctly it tries to boot from the IDE drive and not the SCSI drives.  

If I go into the BIOS and select boot order, it doesnt give me options for both of them.  Its something like

CD
floppy (A:)
USB
Hard Disk (C:)

Thanks!
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You are out of luck, unless you install some kind of boot manager, such as Boot-It NG http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/.  Old motherboards "assumed" IDE drives should be booted before SCSI.
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I know its not that good of an idea, but theoretically if i put the OS on the IDE drive, I could have both SCSI's as 'slave' drives?
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Yes, you can do that.  Booting from an IDE drive is not so bad if you use a 7200 rpm drive with a large cache - they can be competitive against desktop SCSI drives.
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you can also look for a bios upgrade that corrects that problem
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