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Internal HDD connected to eSATA not detected

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January 29, 2011 8:46:28 PM

I have an internal 7200.12 SATA HDD which i want to connect to an eSATA port at the back panel of Mobo. So i bought a Sata to eSata cable for this purpose and connected the internal HDD to the eSATA port and Sata power connector coming from PSU. The drive spins up but is not detected in windows or even BIOS.

I tried enabling AHCI mode but that didn't help either.

My Mobo is GA-G33M-S2H
The SATA to eSATA cable i am using is from here: http://cgi.ebay.in/Hi-Speed-Sata-eSata-Cable-/390283230201?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item5adeb17bf9#ht_953wt_903

Please advise.
a b G Storage
January 29, 2011 9:15:22 PM

Some motherboards require you enable RAID to use the eSATA ports. You don't have to run the drives in RAID array, but RAID must be enabled.
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January 29, 2011 9:17:35 PM

Thanksfor your reply, but since my motherboard has only ICH9 and not ICH9R, it does not support any kind of RAID. But still it has got a eSATA port at the back panel. So i suppose it should work without RAID too
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a b G Storage
January 29, 2011 9:28:12 PM

You might have to enable that particular SATA port. Check your BIOS setup.
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