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Windows 7: E-SATA to external Case.

13 Feb 2012   #1
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 
E-SATA to external Case.

Hi
My mobo is a Gigabyte EG41MFT-US2H. It has E-SATA connection and I have an Icy Box External case with a WD 5000AAKS Hdd installed. It works fine for back up, but I cannot get the E SATA to work. Tried 2 more cables that I know work with my HP DV7 lappy, still no joy. Is there some special method I have to use?


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13 Feb 2012   #2
Qdos

 

You should have AHCI enabled both with the correct hotswap SATA drivers, and in your BIOS.

If you don't then your eSATA drive will only be detected if connected at boot-up.
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13 Feb 2012   #3
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
You should have AHCI enabled both with the correct hotswap SATA drivers, and in your BIOS.

If you don't then your eSATA drive will only be detected if connected at boot-up.
Thanks, Qdos! I am learning ....
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13 Feb 2012   #4
Qdos

 

Beware of changing the BIOS to AHCI if you haven't loaded the SATA hotswap drivers though, it will most likely refuse to boot...

If you didn't load the correct SATA driver at Windows Setup originally then there is a way to force them on.

A tutorial can be found here...

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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