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29160lp sees cd drives but not HDs

At boot 29160lp sees the cd drives but not the hdds. I checked the ribbon to the card and drives, all seems well. HD Drive activity lights blink at boot but not listed in scsi utility, only the cd drives are listed.
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I'd suspect the termination or the cables. SCSI is notoriously particular about seeing the proper termination. I've found that I've had to use external termination to get some devices to work. Try one drive at a time to see if you can get any of the hard drives recognized. If not, try better cables or external termination.

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