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Windows 7: Does SCSI need a device to be powered on boot to see it?

3 Weeks Ago   #1
Basil

Win 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 
Does SCSI need a device to be powered on boot to see it?

I use an external Tandberg LTO4 tape drive for backups, but unless it's powered on at boot the PC will not "see" it. I guess I am asking if SCSI is "plug and play"? The problem is the tape drive has a noisy fan and consumes quite a few Watts, and i already have had to re-cap the SMPS inside it because it probably spent years idle, but powered up when relatively new. Is there a way of forcing the internal Adaptec SCSI card to look for an added device post boot? Thanks.


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello Basil

To answer your first question, a SCSI miniport can be Plug and Play compatible.
If it did support Plug and Play, then it would show up in the Windows registry, here.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Often the bios needs to see it to set irq etc before windows can find it
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