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Hopefully my last NT 4.0 question...

...but not likely. I have decided to abandon the platform in favor of a newer OS (ouch!). My question is:

I have upgraded the tape backup to 68-pin SCSI, native to my mobo. The old AIWA unit uses a separate 50-pin TEKRAM SCSI controller card. The perfectionist in me wants to yank out unused hardware, such as the old tape drive & SCSI card, the pragmatist in me wants to leave well enough alone, even if the drive doesn't work. It's still being seen in the BIOS and is connected to the power supply. Thoughts?

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Hopefully my last NT 4.0 question...

In reply to: Hopefully my last NT 4.0 question...

If your not using take it out, at least the drive.
I think you said before that you have a adaptec 2940 card this will do the job very well. john

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I reduce such things.

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More parts means more heat, more things to burn out or go wrong.

Even a simple thing such as removing an unused WINMODEM can payback since WINMODEMs use CPU CYCLES.

Bob

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Say buh-bye...

In reply to: I reduce such things.

...shut down both services, removed both drivers and got them suckers out. Thanks for the input.

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You just added a year to the life of the machine.

In reply to: Say buh-bye...

I'm just guessing, but I've always found less is more.

Bob

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