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DVD DRIVES MISTAKENLY LABELED AS SCSI

by MEGAN1512 / January 12, 2013 4:47 AM PST

after spending 2 months trying to fix daily bsod finally found faulty ram by this time my os was fried
spent hours reloading windows ( 3rd time)

just tried to burn a cd with nero cant change burning speed so started looking for a reason

both my are now listed as scsi devices ( which they werent before the re-install )

help

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Check the cables
by wpgwpg / January 12, 2013 5:06 AM PST

DVD drives have been SATA for the last 3-4 years. Before that they were IDE (aka PATA). You can easily tell the difference by checking the cables. The old IDE cables are the flat wide ribbon cables (about 1.5" wide) and the SATA ones are about .5" wide.

Good luck.

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dvdr
by MEGAN1512 / January 12, 2013 5:22 AM PST
In reply to: Check the cables

Hi they are connected onthe motherboard as serial ata11 connectors

however device manager sees them as scsi devices

thanx for looking

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Wag
by Bob__B / January 12, 2013 7:23 AM PST

My optical unit shows as an ata device in device manager.
You said you reinstalled w7........did you install the drivers?

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Remember that this is OK.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2013 10:29 AM PST

If you research the history of Windows NT the original group wanted nothing but SCSI drives on their new OS. So as time passed Microsoft had to fix this blunder with a SHIM. It's entirely proper to see all drives as SCSI.

Those that forget this history may give you advice on how to fix it.
Bob

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