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eSATA drives only work upon re-plug

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Last response: in Storage
April 11, 2013 1:17:40 AM

Hi. So I'm using a 2 bay external hard drive dock. If I turn on the dock while it's plugged into my computer and my computer is on, I hear the drives spin up and then turn off. If I re-plug the computer end of the esata cable or the dock is on before the computer is turned on, everything works fine but this is a pain. How can I make it so the drives stay on without needing to replug the dock?

Thermaltake BlacX Duet Dual 2.5/3.5IN SATA Hard Drive Docking Station
ASUS P6T Motherboard
2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 Series HD642JJ 640GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB

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a c 153 G Storage
April 11, 2013 6:46:17 PM

Does your motherboard BIOS (UEFI) have a 'Hot Plug' option? If so, enable it and then restart the computer.