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Windows 7: eSata Newb Question

21 May 2009   #1
ChrisTheFeral

Windows 7 RC1
 
 
eSata Newb Question

Hi, there

My HP lappy (vista) has an eSata port on the side and so tonight I bought an eSata card for my custom build (win7). Plugged it in etc, it automagically installed the drivers. I then connected the eSata cable into the back of the custom build and then into my lappy.

From there I'm not sure what to do, I assumed it'd pop up in My Computer like any other drive would normally. Am I missing a step? Do I need to configure something in BIOS?


Thanks in advance!

-Chris

PS, I tried using the drivers that came with the eSata card, they screwed up my whole computer, had to use the startup recovery utility to just boot windows.


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21 May 2009   #2
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I seems you are attempting to use that eSATA connection as a network link between your laptop and your desktop. While this is technically feasible, eSATA is not directly supported as a networking link. The eSATA connection on your laptop, and now your desktop via that adapter, is for connecting an external eSATA hard drive or optical drive only.

Bye.
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21 May 2009   #3
ChrisTheFeral

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crunchy Doodle View Post
I seems you are attempting to use that eSATA connection as a network link between your laptop and your desktop. While this is technically feasible, eSATA is not directly supported as a networking link. The eSATA connection on your laptop, and now your desktop via that adapter, is for connecting an external eSATA hard drive or optical drive only.

Bye.
Gah.. really should do my research before I buy... oh well, I might still have a use for this - maybe if I get a raid array?

Any ideas on if I could get it to work like the way that I want, on a network?
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22 May 2009   #4
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As I said, it's technically feasible, as it would be with any high speed line. You'd have to write your own drivers and protocol stack. I suggest a $4 Ethernet cross-over cable instead.

Bye.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisTheFeral View Post
Gah.. really should do my research before I buy... oh well, I might still have a use for this - maybe if I get a raid array?

Any ideas on if I could get it to work like the way that I want, on a network?
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