"N Boone" wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> Is it the disk you see in device manager, or just the eSATA card? I
> bought a cheap Xpresscard that comes up in device manager as a Silicon
> Image SiI 3531 SATA Controller. It was Vista PnP and Vista reported in
> device manager that it was working properly. I'd connect my eSATA drive,
> and the drive would spin up upon power up, but I wouldn't get a drive
> letter. The USB port worked fine, so I figured initially that it wasn't
> the drive.
> I contacted the drive manufacturer and was initially told that it was
> probably a bad cable, bought a new cable, still nothing. Next I was told
> that eSATA wasn't necessarily hot swappable, and to turn everything off,
> turn on the drive, then boot up. THAT didn't work. So, I returned the
> external drive and ordered a new one. With the new drive, everything
> worked fine. Unless you have a bad cable, it's very possible that the
> eSATA controller on your drive is somehow defective.
> Hope this helps.
> EggHeadCafe - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
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