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Windows 7: External HD works fine via USB but needs to be INTIALIZED via eSATA

07 Jun 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64

Could you go into device manager and see what controllers are enabled.
This is an example of mine (desktop), yours will be similar.
My Jmicron is my external eSATA controller.

An eSATA connection can be a real pain, as you already know. Cable lengths, power issues, enclosure limitations, the list goes on.

Just for info, is there a reason why you don't want to use the usb? No worries just wondering! I'll post back if I can think of anything else.

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07 Jun 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64

In Disk Management does it say NTFS or RAW for the drive?
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 External HD works fine via USB but needs to be INTIALIZED via eSATA

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