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Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:26 pm:   

Have 18 month old Samsung 2.5 gb.harddrive. It is developing bad sectors. I am thinking of replacing it with a SCSI harddrive(s). I have the following drives and SCSI adaptor card.
-Seagate model # ST32151N
-Fujitsu model # M2952SYU
-Adaptec Model # AHA 2940 S6(PCI)
My motherboard is a Houston M571(A.K.A. PC-Wave). Will this board support these drives? I would also like to keep my ATAPI CD-ROM in the system. Any problems with this. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:26 pm:   

That Smasung is probably still under warranty; check
for RMA procedures, troubleshooting and warranty
information. Their site is a bit of a bird's nest.
Any motherboard with PCI slots will run your SCSI
adapter as well as the HDDs. I'm pretty sure the
2940 will handle either drive no problem (Adaptec
lists no S6 model), but the
Seagate has a 50 pin connector (SCSI2), while your
Fujitsu may or may not have a SCSI3 connector. Running
the cabling for both drives may get tricky. You can
get a SCSI card from Adaptec that has both connectors.
The cd-rom will probably work best if you make it
master on the secondary controller. Disable the
primary controller from bios setup ("none" for both
master and slave). Slave may work if master doesn't.
Make sure to jumper the cd-rom drive correctly. For
a more complete discussion of SCSI cabling, see:
Do a search for "SCSI and cable"
For more info on your HDDs, see:
and finally, see:
for a wealth of info on all things SCSI.

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