ok, pretty good with computers here. built my system actually. just can't quite figure this one out:
bought a western digital 750 gig drive, formatted the drive using regular internal sata cord, put it in a Vantec NexStar MX esata HDD enclosure, connected the external case to an esata port [which just runs internally to a sata port].
both my bios [asus maximus formula] and windows vista 64-bit do not recognize the drive properly. sometimes it's not there at all, sometimes it's considered an indeterminate 8gig drive....
i know the drive and the enclosure work, because it also has a USB port on it, which i used for a while [before formatting it via sata cord].
any thoughts? suggestions?
i've tried switching the sata configuration in the bios to AHCI and RAID, to no avail. i now have it set to IDE [regular/default].
*edit: few other things i forgot to mention: i have the enclosure set to JBOD and only 1 of the 2 possible drives installed. when i open disk management and try to get it to recognize it, it comes up with the error: "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."
hmmm, as far as i understood from the enclosure's manual JBOD was the only option i had to make the drives come up as separate drives and the only way i could install a 2nd drive at a later date.
am i misunderstanding that part?
** EDIT **
ok, so ya i did misunderstand. i'm home now and looked at the manual again and tried it on single mode [or individual mode]. still the same problem for both cmos and vista. in cmos it comes up as Config Drive 0
Hey. I just installed Windows 7 and I am also not able to detect my E-sata 1TB with NEXTAR enclosure. I just changed my BIOS SATA setting from IDE to RAID, because I am using RAID 0 WD Raptor Drives. That's why the computer can't detect the Esata drive. If I switch it back to IDE, it will be detected as before when I use windows XP