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Windows 7: eSATA help needed

06 Sep 2009   #11
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Well, from my experience i would say it does require a driver, as it did with vista. I tried AHCI with vista and you have to use the same install process as installing a raid driver otherwise it wont work. I'll just dig up the read me file for installing AHCI driver and post back.


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06 Sep 2009   #12
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

If you are installing the operating system on a system
configured for RAID or AHCI mode, you must pre-install
the Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager driver using the
F6 installation method described in section 5.3
1. Extract all driver files from the installation package.
See section 7.2 for instructions on extracting the
files.
2. Create a floppy* containing the following files in the root
directory:
iaAhci.inf, iaAhci.cat,
iaStor.inf, iaStor.cat,
iaStor.sys, and
TxtSetup.oem.
* Note: For Windows Vista you can use a floppy, CD/DVD or USB
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06 Sep 2009   #13
Antman

 

whest - your help is appreciated.

Yes, a driver is required.

No, you do not need to Press F6. Not even in Vista.

Yes, you do install the driver early in the install process.

Get your current, applicable readme files, et cetera, and gather yourself.

Then, continue to be as helpful as possible. With valid instructions that accurately reflect what the user will actually experience.
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06 Sep 2009   #14
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Those extracts above are directly from the driver readme with the install instructions to install the driver -which needs to be installed specifically that way, anyone who suggests anything else can take it up with intel - I appreciate your comments but they are unfounded.
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06 Sep 2009   #15
Antman

 

Stand by.
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07 Sep 2009   #16
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

My eSATA externals must be connected and turned on Before I boot the computer ...
and cannot be shut down until after I shutdown the computer.

Does your computer work OK with this procedure ???
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07 Sep 2009   #17
CGA1

Windows 7 64
 
 

Regarding enabling AHCI after Windows is installed, I found this guide useful. At least it worked for me.
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08 Sep 2009   #18
Roo7s

Vista Ultimate x64 Seven Ultimate RC x64
 
 

thanks for the reply everyone, some good info

I have already applied the registry fix for AHCI and have turned the Hard drive on before booting my PC in which won't go any further than the Welcome screen.

I have got the eSATA drive working but not eSATA to eSATA, have connected the drive by SATA and then into my eSATA card (eSATA to SATA)
in which works great. Have also tried another caddy with eSATA but get the same problem so can not be my caddy.

Many thanks for all the help
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08 Sep 2009   #19
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roo7s View Post
..have connected the drive by SATA and then into my eSATA card (eSATA to SATA) in which works great.
Have also tried another caddy with eSATA but get the same problem so can not be my caddy.
I'm confused ... Am I reading this correctly ???
The drive works if installed directly to a mobo SATA port .. or a card SATA port ... But not in a Caddy connected via eSATA ????
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08 Sep 2009   #20
Roo7s

Vista Ultimate x64 Seven Ultimate RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roo7s View Post
..have connected the drive by SATA and then into my eSATA card (eSATA to SATA) in which works great.
Have also tried another caddy with eSATA but get the same problem so can not be my caddy.
I'm confused ... Am I reading this correctly ???
The drive works if installed directly to a mobo SATA port .. or a card SATA port ... But not in a Caddy connected via eSATA ????

Hard Drive is fitted inside my caddy but not connected the wires only the power supply, than i have a eSATA to SATA cable going from my eSATA card and direct to the Hard Drive

Hard Drive will not boot past the Welcome screen when connected eSATA to eSATA ..... strange but true Have followed all advice from here, changed cables and a different eSATA caddy and had no luck.
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