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SATA to eSATA problem


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Well, every forum thread I read about ASUS and eSATA ports are that they have to be enabled in the BIOS, but my BIOS doesn't have to have that option, so I decided to find all the drivers, just in case.
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Hmm strange lets check the Device Manager then

Please Go to

1: START and the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter


To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


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Just a thought but have you tried the drive on another system to see if it works? If so then that would eliminate the cable as being bad and we would need to look at your laptop as the culprit.

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I attached the device manager screenshot.

I know the drive works, because I used a SATA to usb adapter with it, and that worked fine.

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Edited by WhydoIask?, 30 June 2011 - 03:52 PM.

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Yep your device manager looks good so I'm still thinking the esata to sata cable may be the issue.
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I just took a voltage meter to all the pins in the cable, and they all work, so the cable is definitely not the problem.
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OK then it has to be the esata port that is the issue. Do you have more then one and if so have you tried the others?
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sorry, I just have the 1
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Not good then as that would mean the one esata port has failed.
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That's odd, but understandable. I have a program from Intel that I can open that registers that the port exists, but I guess it's lying to me.

EDIT: I guess I'll just stick one of these into my ExpressCard slot and be done with the whole thing.

Edited by WhydoIask?, 30 June 2011 - 08:05 PM.

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It is confusing but once you connect it the system should pop up a window saying a new device has been detected like it dues with USB.
With no detection and assuming the port is working correctly then you have to suspect the cable or the drive itself.
You check that by switching out the cable and still no luck you test the original cable and hd on another system.
If it works there then you have to assume it is the port on the laptop causing the issue.
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I know it's not the drive, because I'm accessing it right now using Genie Timeline over my network (took me 12 hours to back up 40GB of data, What the...?)
I know it's not the cable, because the continuity setting on my voltage meter says that there is current going to every connector.

That only leaves the port. I can check that with the voltage meter too.
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If it is the port then your only option would be to do as you have been doing and use the sata to usb adapter.
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