gyster wrote:Thanks again. Looks like it installs the same driver I got from Asus. I contacted Asus support for help with the eSata drive not being detected, but he was not able to help. He also told me that if I set mode to AHCI, nothing would be displayed on the main bios screen.
gyster wrote:Oh man, this is really embarrassing. .....
AussieFX wrote:Mate we all do it so don't worry.
The best advice I was ever given was don't be afraid to tinker, unless you do something really stupid you won't hurt the hardware and at the worst you'll need to do a full os re-install.
The only way to learn is to do it yourself, so don't be afraid.
There's always people here you can talk to if you get stuck.
I'be never used eSATA but in theory it shouldn't be any different to a standard drive. Is it formatted?
Man, I thought I was working very methodically, and it kinda sucks to miss something like that power connector. Experience is a good teacher though, and next time, I'll definitely look at the simple things.
I have it connected to an eSata port on the case. That connection has a standard sata connector on the motherboard end, and is connected to one of the sata ports on the board.
When I reconnected to this system via eSata/Sata, it wasn't detected - only when I connected via usb.
AussieFX wrote:OK, how about replacing the cable that runs from the motherboard to the esata on the case. Actually replace it, don't test it and reuse it. I've had sata cables give intermittent failures before.
If that doesn't help try running that cable directly to the external drive bypassing the through connector on the case (for testing purposes) and let us know what happens.
AussieFX wrote:They don't give you enough sata cables with the motherboard?? Then again it is server gear.
Just use one of your known good cables from your existing drives then. No point buying one unless you know it's faulty.
Didn't you already install the motherboard drivers, I thought that was where the bios problems started?
I would try the cable before going down that road again.
Maybe there's an issue with the case connector (female e-Sata with integrated sata cable to motherboard).
AussieFX wrote:Any luck?
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