Scudsi? Maybe your thinking of the hardrive connection of SCSI ( Pronounced scuzzy). Thats meant for hard drives as far as I know, and don't think its made for ZIP drives yet, but since it has an IDE connection it should work. Well, the simpler way, I assume, would be to have them both on the same IDE. Hm... To find whether its connected, try going to My Computer. Can you see it there? If not,go to the Device Manager. Start>Settings>Control Panel>System>Hardware Tab>Device Manager. Look under Disc Drives. CMOS is the same as BIOS, but CMOS is kind of the memory for it. But when people sat CMOS settings, they are talking about the BIOS.Hmm.. You could try that, but you could also plug in a zip drive into a USB port. You'd have to buy another drive and it'd be external. For even faster transferring you could have plug it into FireWire, but its not too common for computers to have them. They might be on your sound card. But USB is fine, also. Do try with them on the same, but you may have small conflicting problems... Its a little rare, but it might happen. This Master and Slave thing isn't much of a big thing. Its just that one is your primary drive, like when looking for drivers off a CD, it will look at your Master Drive first.Ah, those hard-to-get tax returns... gotta love when THEY give you some money back.. It feels good.
I am trying to properly install an internal 250 ATAPI Zip.
I bought it on ebay. How would i know it is good?
I have XP and a Gateway which has a Scudsi (I am a novice at this stuff, but as an engineer I'm determined to make it work?) The info from Iomega's site gives two alternatives for installation. One wouold have the Zip and CD drive on the same cable going into the secondary IDE. The second would have the Zip configured as a Master and going to its separate IDE connection. What do you think of the alternatives? My Scudsi "card" has a master IDE connection. Shall I use that for the Zip".
I'm pretty confused aboiut the BIOS settings. When looking at the BIOS setup screen, should the Zip show up next to the connection to which it is physically connected? Then, some references indicate to set the BIOS at "Not Connectd" or something like that. Is that right? Should that be for only the secondary IDE or Both? I also have read about CMOS settings. I do not know how to access thoat. Or. is it the same as BIOS?
By the way, the reason for purpsuing this so doggedly is that the backup of my Quicken data is on Zip drives. (Long story) Without that data, my tax returns will be much harder to do.