Re: External Hard Drive with e SATA
Does Vista have native support for eSATA, and if so, for which chip sets,
how abouty yours. Or, do you need to install drivers into Vista for the
controller on the motherboard? (Note that under XP you would have had to
Is the eSATA controller a RAID controller or non-RAID? If RAID, did you
build a RAID array? In some cases it is necessary to go through the
formality of building an array consisting of a single disk. In other cases
the controller will do that for you.
If the drive appears in the BIOS, but not in Vista, look into drivers. If
it does not appear in the BIOS, look into RAID settings. You may need to
press some key combination to getting into the RAID setting, separate from
getting into the BIOS setings. On my ASUS P4S8X the magic keys are "CTRL-F"
for the Fastrak controller..
"gemius" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I run Vista Home Premium on a self build computer with an Asus P5B Delux
> motherboard. It has an e SATA socket and I recently bought a Caddy for
> an External Drive to use as a back up with Windows Live OneCare. The
> drive is a 320G Seagate SATA2 ST3320620AS identical to the internal
> drive in my computer and the Caddy has eSATA and USB2 sockets.
> Everthing works fine if I connect via USB2 but the external drive is
> not recognised when I connect with eSATA.
> It may not make a lot of difference in practice but I would still like
> to be able to use eSATA.
> Does anyone know why the e Sata drive isn't recognised?
> Is this a Vista problem or perhaps there is a setting that needs
> Your comments and advice would be appreciated.