IDE Drives Recognized as SCSI in Device Manager


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RobertB

First off, let me give my system specs. Dell Dimension,
P4, 1.3Ghz, 700+ MB RAM.
I have two hard drives; an 80gb (Dell/WD) on IDE channel 1
as primary. This drive is divided into two partitions
(dual boot system, winME for gaming & general usages,
Win2k for Video Editing apps) and a 60gb Seagate Barracuda
on IDE channel 2 as primary.

The Device manager in WinME recognizes these drives as
IDI/UTA drives. In Win2k, device manager recognizes these
as SCSI drives. I believe this may be causing a problem
for me since when I am editing video my drive is slow to
respond or not responsive at all. I used to run my video
apps with WinME and was advised to upgrade to Win2k for
such apps. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
 
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Carrie Garth \(MVP\)

Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 08:53 AM

Win2k, device manager recognizes these as SCSI drives. I believe this may be
causing a problem for me since when I am editing video my drive is slow <SNIP>
If your motherboard has a VIA chipset, according to the following VIA Web Site the
misinterpretation of your IDE drives is not the problem.

VIA Arena - FAQ's
http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=3&faq=all

Category: IDE Driver/Devices

Question: Why does Windows 2000 Device Manager list my IDE devices
as SCSI devices ?

Answer: In the Windows 2000 hierarchy of device recognition, IDE is
located lower than SCSI. Therefore all third-party vendor IDE drivers
are misinterpreted by Windows 2000 as being SCSI drivers. This
misinterpretation has no impact on system performance or compatibility."
 
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MaryQuiteContrary

Are you talking about the motherboard IDE or an add in IDE card like
Promise? W2K picks drives on an add in IDE card as SCSI because it picks up
the controller card as an SCSI device. It doesn't hurt performance at all.
If they are on the motherboard try updating your motherboard chipset
drivers.
 

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