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10-03-2000, 11:32 PM
How can I install two SCSI hard disk to a Windows 98-based PC? Can it be done?
What are the procedures required to set up the SCSI system.
10-04-2000, 05:39 PM
SCSI is a network in and of itself within your computer. You need to obatin a SCSI controller for your drives. The controller will be isntalled like a regular card. Simply isntall the controller, assign it a unique ID number (0-7) and plug your drives into the controller card. Make sure to give each hard drive its own ID number as well.
Make sure the SCSI controller and the last hard drive on the chain are set to terminate the chain so you will not get any echo on the chain. DO NOT go into the BIOS and tell your system to look for the SCSI drives like a normal IDE drive. The controller shoudl come with some software to help you along.
For more advice, reference a typciall A+ Certification book. They cover SCSI well enough to get things started.
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10-05-2000, 01:33 AM
A couple other things to watch.
Adding SCSI drives to an existing IDE system will usually slow it down. The SCSI must be made the secondary system, not the bootable drive, it makes the BIOSes "argue" over who's boss. Set the controller ID as 7, the higher the number the higher the priority, and set the hard drive as 0. anything else can have any ID from 0 to 7, CD ROM's are generally set as ID3.
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