IDE showing up as SCSI in Device Manager

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sinster, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. Sinster

    Sinster Moderator

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    Why? Can someone shed some light on this?
     
  2. JohnnyGreb

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    A bit more detail would be in order, as this is quite possible.
    For example, Zip drives are native SCSI devices that have an IDE interface and sometimes show up as that.

    What is it, specifically, that is showing up?

    -Ryandor
     
  3. G-Money

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    Same thing on my computer !!!

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  4. JohnnyGreb

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    Seagates Barracuda Drives were originally created and marketed as SCSI Drives. This particular model most likely uses the same low level firmware, except puts an ATA interface into it so it can be used by a "end-user" (vs. a company with a server farm.).
    At least that's my best guess.

    I used to be at a job where we had Barracuda drives just about exclusively for all our servers, and all of them were SCSI.

    -Ryandor
     
  5. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    Are u using onboard raid as extra ide channels? I am doing this and my maxtor shows up as a scsi device as well.


    edit: ok nm forgot to look at system specs:)..
     
  6. Zedric

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    I know that disks connected to RAID controllers can be picked up as SCSI sometimes.

    As long as it works it's not a problem.
     
  7. Sinster

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    Both IDE. I am not running RAID.
     
  8. Tinker

    Tinker Guest

    I have a couple of system boards that have VIA chipsets and the HDD shows up as SCSI in them. They also run very sloooooowww..:mad:
     
  9. krmanning

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    I believe that this is a known issue with the nForce IDE drivers. There are 2 different sets of IDE drivers out there. The older set is just a relabeled generic MS IDE driver. The second set is from nVidia and almost always makes the HD show up as SCSI devices. It doesn't effect function at all.

    There was a fix I found for this a couple of months ago.

    as posted by Mr X on nForcersHQ forums:

    "There is a bug with the IDE driver installation with the automated install. What you have to do to solve it is after it's installed manually update the nforce ide controller driver and point it to c:\NVIDIA\nForceWinXP\2.00\IDE\WinXP (that's the default location) folder and it will install the IDE driver correctly. After that you'll have the Primary and Secondary IDE Channel items return in device manager and also all your IDE devices won't be showing up as SCSI."