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    Angry I Nee Advise, Seagate Hard Drive

    I have a mac 8600 with a 9600 mother board installed, OS 9.2 . SONNET G3 400 Megahertz CARD. IX Ultimate Rez video card, Adaptect AHA-2439UB2 scsi PCI card, 19 gig Seagate cheeta drive. Two digital 8 track Layla recording cards installed in the PCI slots, USB 1.1 CARD. After a few test runs and about 1 hour of recording time the drive became corupted. My mac could not see the drive. There was a warning sign that said drive unreadalble! Now I would not think this so unique however I also have a standard (mac) scsi drive with a 2 gig seagate drive hookup and that to is behaving the same exact way? Please someone help I just want to record!

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    Arrow More Info please

    Hello,

    welcome to MacGurus Tech Forums.

    Do you have recently changed something on your gear?

    Or is it a new build up system?


    BTW I never had troubles with Seagate drives.

    Regards

    Nicolas
    Last edited by Nicolas; 02-28-2005 at 05:42 PM.

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    Confused Reply to your reply:

    Yes, this is kind of a newly built system:
    The mother board is not the stock mother bord.
    But I do not think it should really effect the way
    the computer will look at or reconize the Secondary
    or Third hard drives. Unless 9600 do not like secondary
    drives it should work?

    The hard drive and scsi card are of an older model
    but do work fine. I have also used adaptec scsi software
    to intitialize the hard drive:
    I wondering if this could be a software issue.
    Does anyone think disc warrior will help?

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    OK, your card is a 2940U2B right?

    So your SCSI chain on the Adaptec looks like this?
    Adaptec-------------Drive------ Active Terminator

    What Seagate drive is it exactly (ST1234567)?

    Regards

    Nicolas

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    Default Reply:

    Yes, it is an Adaptec AHA-2940U2B
    The chain is correct and it is terminated
    It has worked but stopped working about an hour into
    operation. After I copied files from one hard drive
    to the next.

    The Hard drive is ST136403LC

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    Your SCSI drive has a SCA connector and you are using a SCA to 68pin adapter?

    Are those jumpers on the Adapter correctly set?

    Also those on the Seagate?

    Next thing to check is your G3 upgrade. Since the system works for about one hour, your problem could be a heat issue.

    Last thing to check is your RAM, some RAM modules are not compatible with G3/G4 upgrades.

    You removed the cache from the Logicboard too?


    Regards

    Nicolas

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