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Windows 7: External RAID mounts on Laptop not Desktop!

11 Aug 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
External RAID mounts on Laptop not Desktop!

This one has me totally puzzled. Using an ineo I-NA309D dual bay RAID which is very nicely built. Formatted the disks on the laptop and they mount perfectly. They will not even be recognized on the desktop - an ASROCK Extreme4 Gen3 Mobo with an i7-2600 in there. I have tried everything:

- BIOS Upgrade
- Load USB3 Drivers and reinstall
- Upgrade SATA software

Here is where it gets weird. An external USB3 drive works perfectly. This thing seems to lock up when plugged in. Both hard drive lights go on and then stay on. Once or twice among dozens of times I was able to get it to be recognized and then I'd get a "you must format this disk" request. But since then, the machine installs the unknown hardware successfully and then it gets stuck. I can't seem to figure this one out and I must backup my stuff before... well... you know what could strike!

These are two Hitachi (new) 2TB drives inside. Just plugged it into another port, same issue. Unknown device installed successfully, I can use it, etc. Loading up Windows 7 administration and searching for the disks yields it being invisible. Both hard drives show a light solid on, which is not a good sign. If I unplug the USB 3 cable, the lights go off. Using a USB2 cable makes no difference. This one has me stumped.

System is Windows 7 64-bit.
16GB of RAM
All SP installed
AS Rock Extreme4 Gen 3
AHCI being used internally

ONE MORE ATTEMPT: Tried to connect it to our Ethernet Router (Linksys Cisco E3000) but the software wouldn't see the RAID either. Comes up empty. None of this makes sense because the Laptop finds it immediately.

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 External RAID mounts on Laptop not Desktop!

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