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Windows 7: E-SATA PCI card issues

18 Sep 2009   #11
Daran

Windows 7
 
 

And......No I did not plug it into the IDE plug aswell
I think the drivers will load though....will try again...

May I ask a different question?
I Installed W7, but I cant delete my "old windows" folder....I dont seem to have right?


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18 Sep 2009   #12
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Daran View Post
So. I must insert the card onto the board via the PCI slot and then use an IDE cable as well?
No. You may damage your computer.

The card supports IDE drives and sata drives. The IDE connection is on the card to connect drives, not the mobo.

Your card is crap. Sorry.

I will not be around to follow-up on this. I did PM NightHawk to ask to check his post, but I think he is offline.

DO NOT CONNECT YOUR IDE CABLE BETWEEN THE MOBO AND THE CARD WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CONSULTATION!
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18 Sep 2009   #13
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Daran View Post
And......No I did not plug it into the IDE plug aswell
I think the drivers will load though....will try again...

May I ask a different question?
I Installed W7, but I cant delete my "old windows" folder....I dont seem to have right?
There is a tutorial here. It is easy to do. I must retire for the night. Use the search tool at the top of the forum page. You want the entry in Tutorials.
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18 Sep 2009   #14
Daran

Windows 7
 
 

Which will be quicker......The card in question (working properly) or using a Sate to E-Sata connection directly from the Mobo?
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18 Sep 2009   #15
Daran

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Guys....
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18 Sep 2009   #16
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Some cards simply have the ports and rest in a pci slot while this connects one or both types of drives(one of each) by way of the pci bus. Other eSata adapter cards will run a data cable out from a port on the board to the card where you simply plug one more in from the outside into the port on the card instead of the board there.

You can easily find a new one however by shopping around like the one seen for $13- at [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00199EPKW/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2/184-8585222-4992644?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_r=06HRF5M35D9Q71GTKA83&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_i=B000G28ZVS"]Amazon.com: SYBA Combo IDE(1)/eSATA(1)/SATA(2) PCI Card SY-VIA6421-3S1P: Electronics[/ame]

If you simply need to run a sata drive but lack a drive bay for it then you would simply toss in a sata to eSata type card that simply slip down into a slot but still runs off the board's own controllers. It's kind of like having an ac plug on the outside of the house to plug a power tool in rather then stretching the cord through a doorway or open window.

You're still running off of the board while the drive is outside of the case. The other option would be picking up an external usb enclosure that simply plugs into any usb port that allows you to run either or both ide and sata but through the other bus.
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18 Sep 2009   #17
Daran

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for everything guys, I should have it covered now. Unfortunatley in South Africa the crappy card that I bought costs R300 (about $40) so it ios an expensive process. Also no one even knows about USB2 to Esata converters or hubs so it is difficult.
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18 Sep 2009   #18
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

It's certainly hard on you not having access to the numerous vendors that would carry the various adapter cards. If the case itself is too small and lacks an extra 3.5" drive bay a 5.25" to 3.5" reducer would allow you to mount the drive in the extra 5.25" drive bay there provided you have one or more sata ports available on the board. That would rule out the need for the go between.
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18 Sep 2009   #19
Daran

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, I will take that into consideration, but the external is actually a floater drive that goes between a group of us. So its just to copy and then its gone.
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18 Sep 2009   #20
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

In that case you would be better off with either an external casing to drop the drive into that plugs into a usb port which costs far less then buying a self contained external for usb or eSata. An external casing has it's own ac to 12v adapter while a self contained still seeing the wall adapter is far more portable and preferred by laptop users.

Which ever you end up with make sure the drive has an NTFS partition since that will be recognised right away by XP and Vista as well as 7. On each system when in use you can also assign a drive letter you can use on each separate system like S for storage, T for transfer rather then a low letter more apt to be used like F, G, ,H, etc.!
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