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New eSATA drive on windows 7 not found?

  • Windows 7
  • Disk Management
  • Storage
  • Devices
  • Device Manager
Last response: in Storage
June 17, 2014 2:48:47 PM

It appears in Device Manager as a disk device, but not in the Disk Management tab, so I can't partition or format it. It's a 1 TB Seagate.

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June 17, 2014 3:13:23 PM

This is an update, not a real solution.

Well, my original question is sort of academic now, because if I use the USB interface on my external drive adapter, I can find and format the device under the Disk Management tab. Unfortunately, when I change back to the eSATA connection, the drive is still not recognized, even though another (old) Seagate drive works fine on that interface, in the same slot. I guess I'll just fall beck to the USB interface for my backups, for now.