IDE drive identified as SCSI

sangberg

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System specs...(ok they are a bit sketchy)

Mobo: Shuttle something
CPU: AMD 1.4Ghz 266
Mem: 512MB PC133
GFX: Gforce 2mx 200
HDD: Samsung 60GB
CD-ROM: 52X noname...
OS: W2K

Symptom: none, other than both the CD-ROM and HDD is identified as SCSI devices within W2K allthough they are IDE devices...Anyone seen something like this before??
 

Spdy_Gonzales

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Yea. On my old VP1541 MB, the BIOS recognized an ATA100 controller card with an IDE hard drive as a SCSI device for purpose of boot drive selection. It still worked fine...actually I think it was just a matter of terminology not being up to date.

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Lars_Coleman

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I'm running 2000 Pro here and my drives on my IDE RAID controller do the same. Just a driver thing. The reason it shows up as SCSI is because the driver in use is a SCSI driver to get the speed out of the controller.

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Crashman

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Most OS's do not properly control the DMA mode of the drive. So the UDMA drivers for certain chipsets do that. And they show the drive as a SCSI drive. This is not a problem, it happens by design.

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Red_Zealot

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Yup. The RAID driver for my system was listed as a SCSI device. Doesn't matter, though, if it still works.

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I have the same thing. It gives no problems, so I am not going to tamper with it. Still, it is nice to know what causes it. Thank you Crashman!
 

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