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I have two SCSI drives with a Adaptec U160 controller and two SCSI 80 to 68 pin adapters. I have gotten the first HDD working and it is showing up in windows and all, but the second one says Unit Start Request Failed when I am starting up my computer. Does anyone have any idea why this is doing this??
    
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http://www.dataclinic.co.uk/scsi-fai...est-failed.htm

That site has some reasons why it may say that. Apparently, when you boot up, the comp asks the drive to start, sending a "Unit Start Request". If that request fails (for the reasons on that page), then you will get that message. You probably have a bad drive, sorry to say.
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Wow. I just tried another one of the drives and it worked. I was trying a couple before, but it still didn't work. I guess a few of them are broken. Does this def mean that they are broken?? Or should I not rush to conclusions. I bought them off of eBay and the guy said that they were pulled from a working server and were all tested again before they shipped them out and they were all working.

EDIT: +rep thanks and btw....these drives are awesome!!
    
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