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Windows 7: Can't get an eSATA controller to work with Win 7/64

06 Mar 2010   #1
546 Inspiron

Windows 7 home premium with 64 bit
 
 
Can't get an eSATA controller to work with Win 7/64

None of the eSATA controller cards to hook up an external HD are for Win 7 and 64 bit. I guess it is all too new but now I can't use my new external drive with a sata connection on my Dell 546 desktop. Does anybody know who makes them? I've been through 2 cards and trying different drivers with no luck. My computer only has 4 sata ports and they are all taken.


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06 Mar 2010   #2
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Go to the this dell site and follow the instructions and the driver should be here: Dell - Drivers and Downloads
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06 Mar 2010   #3
546 Inspiron

Windows 7 home premium with 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
Go to the this dell site and follow the instructions and the driver should be here: Dell - Drivers and Downloads
The sata controller card isn't a Dell brand and they only support Dell products. Do you know who makes a card that supports Win 7 / 64 bit?
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07 Mar 2010   #4
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

What brand is the eSATA card?
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07 Mar 2010   #5
546 Inspiron

Windows 7 home premium with 64 bit
 
 

It's a StarTech pexesata1. Nobody claims that Win 7 /64 will work with their cards but in the customer comments pages many say they are detected. It is in the device manager under Silicon Image but not in the Bios. I have downloaded their drivers, etc, and the Cavalry 1TB external drive is good because it works with USB and it is the second new one in 2 weeks. The first one had the "click of death".
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07 Mar 2010   #6
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I bought the following card and it works great with Windows 7 and eSATA. Also with SATA I & II drives.

Newegg.com - HighPoint Rocket 620 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Low Profile Ready SATA 6.0Gb/s Controller Card - Controllers / RAID Cards
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08 Mar 2010   #7
546 Inspiron

Windows 7 home premium with 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
I bought the following card and it works great with Windows 7 and eSATA. Also with SATA I & II drives.

Newegg.com - HighPoint Rocket 620 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Low Profile Ready SATA 6.0Gb/s Controller Card - Controllers / RAID Cards
That is a sata card, I need it for and external hd with eSATA.
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08 Mar 2010   #8
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

That card operates as eSATA the only thing it does not have is eSATA connectors externally.

I used it because I already have eSATA connectors and I am using it to connect two external drives that I can Hotswap.

They also make a card, 622 I believe, that has external connectors as well.
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08 Mar 2010   #9
546 Inspiron

Windows 7 home premium with 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
That card operates as eSATA the only thing it does not have is eSATA connectors externally.

I used it because I already have eSATA connectors and I am using it to connect two external drives that I can Hotswap.

They also make a card, 622 I believe, that has external connectors as well.
I guess you thread your cable through the case. I have never heard of that brand but I will look into it. Startech suppurt has been good so far, I am waiting to hear from them tomorrow...............Thanks
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08 Mar 2010   #10
ccatlett1984

 

Esata is just a different connector, most internal cards come with a daughter-board that has an esata connector on it and plugs into the card inside the case. It does take up two slots, but thats what most folk do.
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