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Fujitsu Enterprise mat3073nc 73.5gb hard...
February 28, 2010 at 22:22:09
Specs: Linux i686, 256mb
I want to use Fujitsu mat3073nc scasi disc in intel
386 system in which already atttached two ide disc. One pci slot is free in it and the scasi disc which I intend to use is labelled "Sun part 0". I came to know the scasi card controller or host adapter is required. Please let me know.
Thank you,


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#1
March 2, 2010 at 00:27:59
386 computers didn't have PCI slots. So what do you have?

But yes, if you want to use a SCSI drive you're going to need a SCSI card to connect it to.

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#2
March 2, 2010 at 00:35:58
If it IS a 386 system, you will need an ISA SCSI controller card and some interesting and annoying drivers.

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#3
March 2, 2010 at 22:37:33
Thanks.
My configuration is intel 386, motherboard and chip set built by intel(board no 815) 1Ghz. Many told me it has four pci slot( actually four white coloured nearly 3 inches long) and one realtek 8139 nic, one Motorola sm56 internal modem and one sound card affixed on three, one is free among them.
Please let me know if you wish to know anything else.

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#4
March 2, 2010 at 23:09:49
OK, it's not a 386 then, at least it doesn't have an 80386 cpu. The 386 you're thinking of must mean something else. You probably have a pentium 3 (socket 370) motherboard.

So you need a SCSI card in order to use a SCSI drive. The Adaptec 2940 ultra wide cards are pretty good. Here's one on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Adaptec-AHA-294...

The above is just an example. They should be easy to find, especially on ebay.

You'd need a SCSI cable and maybe an adapter, depending on what type of SCSI connection the drive has.

I'm not sure what the 'sun part 0" means, but if it was previously used on a Sun system the contents of the drive may not be usable and you'd need to install a windows operating system on it, or at least repartition and format it on a windows system.

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#5
March 3, 2010 at 02:06:48
I' M REALLY SORRY! REALLY REALLY SORRY AND I APOLOGISE FOR GIVING WRONG INFO.

Yes, it's PIII and I knew it but clogged while writing and wrote 386. Well, thanks for help.

Most probably the disc was used as a part of a raid device(as i later heard about it) but still not sure about its functionality.

Please give clue.

Thanks again.


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#6
March 3, 2010 at 11:59:25
Well all you need to do is get a SCSI card, something like the 2940 ultrawide and a SCSI cable. You plug the card in and hook the drive up to it.

SCSI cards can accomodate several drives on the same cable and each needs to have a separate ID which is set by jumpers. I believe the card will have an automatic ID of 0. Since you only have one SCSI drive you just need to jumper it so it's NOT at zero, since the card will be there.

When you boot up with the SCSI card attached the PC will go through the normal posting process and then 'hand off' to the bios on the SCSI card. The SCSI bios will ID what is connected and then continue with booting. On the 2940- UW and many other SCSI cards there is an on-board setup utility.

Here's some documentation on the 2940 UW that may help:

http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/suppor...

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#7
March 4, 2010 at 00:44:23
Thank you very much for your kind help.

One thing I've got to know that there is another issue, the corresponding driver issue.

I run freebsd, solaris and slackware for practice (learning *nix as a matter of fact) and most of time face driver compatibility/availability issues.

Regards :-)


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#8
March 4, 2010 at 01:19:37
I've never worked with those. But for an adaptec card, they should still have any necesary drivers on their site.

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