I purchased and returned to Newegg the following: Thermaltake N0012US Aluminum & Plastic 3.5" Silver USB 2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure.
I unsuccessfully used a 1TB Seagate HDD in the enclosure. I note that the USB 2.0 worked without a problem (though slow compared to what eSATA should do.). None of my mobo's three eSATA ports recognized the drive / enclosure. Yes, I went through device manager (Device Manager - Scan for hardware changes), tried three different eSATA cables, have ACHI enabled in the bios, etc, etc. [I note that my system's HD = RAID1+0, 4 WD Caviar 500MB 7200 16 MB cache drives = 1TB. That set up works just fine.]
I've checked with CyberPower who reported the bios was set properly. Can anyone give me some help - please? I'm about ready to throw in the towel In advance, thank you for your assistance. I love everything else about Windows 7 Pro and my computer, so if this stumbling block could be removed, that would be great!
System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell 546 Inspiron desktop OS Windows 7 home premium with 64 bit CPU AMD Athlon 630 2.8ghz X4 (Quad) Motherboard Dell 780g Memory 8 Gigs of ddr2 at 800 mhz Graphics Card Dell integrated ATI 3200 Sound Card None Monitor(s) Displays 20" Dell Screen Resolution 1200x1600
Keyboard Dell Mouse Logitech trackball (marble mouse) PSU 300 Watts Dell Case Mini-tower Cooling 3 Fans total at PSU, CPU, and case. Hard Drives Two 1TRB Seagate Barracuda drives with a 32MB cache in raid 1 (Mirrored) Internet Speed DSL Other Info Western Digital 1.5tb external drive (green back-up drive) Cool and quiet!
System not recognizing eSata HDD enclosure problems?