Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: external sata (esata) problems


01 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 
external sata (esata) problems

using Build 7100. I've got an external vantec case for a hard drive that can be used as either esata or usb. If I use it as a usb drive; it works perfectly with no issues but it relatively slow compared to esata. If I use the drive with the esata connection; it takes time to recognize the drive; it appears to read fine but the write speeds can be crazy slow or really fast. Sometimes it just hangs the system for 10 minutes or more;

I do have a Dell system running Raid on the sata internally. I was wondering if it conflicts with the external sata. Might explain why the usb connection works fine. It's the X58 chipset.

The Intel Matrix Storage Manager takes about 5 minutes to load when the drive is used with the esata connection. The manager mentions it is using Port 4. Using transfer mode: Generation 2. Status is normal.

It's very annoying to have an external sata drive that only works correctly with usb and not with esata.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 external sata (esata) problems




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: external sata (esata) problems
Thread Forum
eSATA to SATA Cable - HDD not detected Hardware & Devices
Solved Safety of internal 3.5 Sata IDE in external Sata case for backups Hardware & Devices
Can I connect a SATA drive to an ESATA port? Hardware & Devices
Restore from external SATA drive in enclosure with eSATA interface Backup and Restore
External eSATA drives -- anybody using them. Hardware & Devices
new external usb or esata? Hardware & Devices
Problems when using e-SATA cable with my External HD Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:19 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33