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  • SCSI or IDE

    hello mates,

    how would i know if my harddrive is SCSI or IDE?

  • #2
    Re: SCSI or IDE

    Look at the label, Google the model or look at the connector. Google them if you're not sure what IDE or SCSI connectors look like (keep in mind there are a lot of different SCSI connectors). If it has 2 rows of 20 pins, then it's probably IDE.
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    • #3
      Re: SCSI or IDE

      thanks for the suggestion. but mine isn't a desktop pc to open it up and look into. i have got a laptop and i think i can't opent it.

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      • #4
        Re: SCSI or IDE

        Google the model of laptop.

        Look on the bottom, most models have a panel you can unscrew and remove to access the hard drive. Or a removable panel on one edge to slide the disk out.
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        • #5
          Re: SCSI or IDE

          thank you. but can't we figure it out by just looking in to the system information tool under accessories and system tools. i am looking to grab the information on the operating system itself. i mean running something like dxdiag (not exactly that. i am just exemplifying). if i can't find it beneath the laptop sheild, do u mean that i got to open it up and see? no way around to find it without looking into it? its not that i am lazy to unscrew it but i thought if i can get a solution with out doing that. cheers

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          • #6
            Re: SCSI or IDE

            We might be able to figure it out from within the OS or the BIOS (hint), but you didn't give any indication of what OS you're running... your most recent post suggests Windows, but if the laptop is old enough to potentially have a SCSI hard disk then I don't know what version you'd be running on there.

            Did Googling for the laptop specs not help?
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            "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

            "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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            • #7
              Re: SCSI or IDE

              Have a look at the Device Manager and drill down on the Disk drives details.
              On a laptop though it is more likely an IDE or SATA drive.
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              • #8
                Re: SCSI or IDE

                I see SATA wasn't mentioned as an option.
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                • #9
                  Re: SCSI or IDE

                  Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
                  I see SATA wasn't mentioned as an option.
                  Yes it was

                  Just about
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                  • #10
                    Re: SCSI or IDE

                    Originally posted by jdsony View Post
                    hello mates,

                    how would i know if my harddrive is SCSI or IDE?
                    Wait, SCSI came with PCs/Laptops??

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                    • #11
                      Re: SCSI or IDE

                      Originally posted by L4ndy View Post
                      Yes it was

                      Just about
                      I hate it when people post at the same time............ almost.
                      1 1 was a racehorse.
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                      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
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                      • #12
                        Re: SCSI or IDE

                        Doubt it will be SCSI, more than likely SATA as has been mentioned.

                        Did they even make a 2.5" SCSI drive???

                        ***EDIT***

                        They did as well lol

                        http://techreport.com/articles.x/7469/1

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                        • #13
                          Re: SCSI or IDE

                          Mmmm, I wonder what that cost? Nice find Wullie.
                          1 1 was a racehorse.
                          2 2 was 1 2.
                          1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                          2 2 1 1 2

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