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Windows 7: Problems when using e-SATA cable with my External HD

01 Jun 2010   #1

Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit
Problems when using e-SATA cable with my External HD

OS: Windows 7: Home Premium 64-bit
External HD: Western Digital My Notebook Home Edition 1 Tb Model# WD10000H1CS-00

Problem: When I use the e-sata cable on my external HD half of the time I'll experience data corruption or what seems like data corruption exg. pictures will not open in Irfanview (gives a missing handle error etc.), picture thumbnails are wrong and show incomplete pictures. After I took the e-SATA cable off and put it back onto the setup I had before using the firewire cable I don't have the error handles and files not loading etc.

I like how the e-sata cable is a bit faster than the firewire cable but this is a problem I can't seem to understand. Can someone tell me what to do in this scenario?

I've seen things about the JMICRON drivers or something like that but I don't want to mess around with anything especially essential drivers if I don't know what I'm doing. also I might add that I am running everything in IDE. AHCI wouldn't work when I changed to that in the BIOS. I got a "cannot locate operating system" error.

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04 Jun 2010   #2

Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit

could someone please help me try to understand what is wrong?
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04 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64

Hi shadow,
Can you try a another cable, possibly shorter? Long cables are known to produce corruption.
Last fall, I was getting corruption and errors logged due to my external. Replaced the cable and the problem went away.

If you do need help with Jmicron, I can assist you with that. I'm off to work soon, but will check back here later.
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09 Jun 2010   #4

Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit

I just bought the cable though so I think its unlikely
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10 Jun 2010   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

It's probably NOT the cable, but instead, the motherboard.

I have an older A8N32-SLI ASUS mobo and could not get the E-SATA to work reliably on it, either. I spent months reading the ASUS forum, but no one came up with a reliable solution.

It's likely a problem with the E-SATA chipset used on the ASUS boards.
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