If you are experiencing difficulty creating a partition on a SCSI disk drive, try these basic troubleshooting steps.
- Check all cable connections. Test data cable by trying a different cable or try the cable on a known working drive.
- Check the jumper settings.
- Check termination.
- Check the SCSI controller. Test it by trying a known good controller or a known working drive.
- Check SCSI controller default settings. Set the controller to asynchronous negotiation and the transfer rate to 10Mbs (or the slowest setting).
- Make this offending drive the only SCSI device in the system and re-test.
- Run a SCSI ‘low level’ format routine in the SCSI BIOS Setup Utility.
Note: This will erase all the data on the drive.
- Try the drive in a different system.