SATA II new hard disk listed as SCSI disk

SATA II new hard disk listed as SCSI disk

Post by Poster Mat » Wed, 01 Oct 2008 23:39:57


Hi,

Yesterday I installed a new 1TB SATA II hard disk and a PCI-Express x1 SATA
II controller card to connect it to.

In 'Disk Management' I made it a 'Basic' disk, made one partition of the
whole disk, and quick formatted it. It appears to be working fine.

However... in 'Device Manager' under 'Disk Drives' it lists the new drive as
'Samsung HD103UJ SCSI Disk Device'. As I already stated it is a SATA II disk
drive. When I bring up the disk's properties in 'Device Manager' it has the
same tabs as my other SATA II disks but it also has a 'SCSI Properties' tab.

I don't really understand this and am concerned that the wrong drivers have
been installed. The controller card that I installed also has an entry in
'Device Manager' under 'SCSI and RAID controllers'. I am not using the RAID
facility of the controller card but it does have RAID capabilities.

I don't want to start using the new disk until I know it's been installed
correctly and the controller card and drivers are all operating as they
should be and not set-up wrong.

Can someone advise me on this please?

Many thanks and regards, etc.,

Matt
 
 
 

SATA II new hard disk listed as SCSI disk

Post by DL » Thu, 02 Oct 2008 01:01:50

The only drivers installed/required are those supplied with your sata card,
did you install them?
Assuming thats a Samsung drive that is correct
Your card will also appear as scsi/raid controler

 
 
 

SATA II new hard disk listed as SCSI disk

Post by Poster Mat » Thu, 02 Oct 2008 01:22:42


Yes I installed the SATA II controller card's drivers. Yes the drive is a
Samsung and the model number is correct, but I don't see why Device
Manager's 'Disk Drives' section lists the drive as 'Samsung HD103UJ SCSI
Disk Device' when the drive is a SATA II drive and not a SCSI drive.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
 
 
 

SATA II new hard disk listed as SCSI disk

Post by Jim » Thu, 02 Oct 2008 02:44:45


To add to what DL posted:

The info you are getting comes from the controller card.
The controller card accepts SCSI commands and converts them to SATA
Hencs, as far as Windows knows, you have inserted a SCSI card which reports
its identification as you see it.
 
 
 

SATA II new hard disk listed as SCSI disk

Post by Poster Mat » Thu, 02 Oct 2008 03:04:20


Thanks for the explanation Jim, now I understand what's going on.

Cheers.
 
 
 

SATA II new hard disk listed as SCSI disk

Post by Jim » Thu, 02 Oct 2008 03:38:38


Way back yonder (in 1999), I installed an extra ATA-100 card in my computer.
To my amazement, Windows reported the disk attached to the card as a SCSI
device.
The explanation that I was given then was essentially what I told you now.
Windows has worked this way for some time now.
Jim