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Sata external hard drive freezing windows 7

Last response: in Storage
October 19, 2011 1:10:23 PM

i have Fantom external 4 gb drive MDE4000 that when i use it with esata it will freezing up my computer it only does it when trying to move large files or folders say 10 gb
but it wont do it using usb
im running windows 7 64 bit
dell xps8300
intel core i7-2600 3.40 ghz
8 gb ram
a b $ Windows 7
a c 124 G Storage
October 20, 2011 2:35:25 AM

Welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums!

It is not a drive related problem. The problem is in the motherboard eSATA hardware. Try a different eSATA port if you have one.

If the eSATA port is bad, you can install an eSATA bracket at the rear of the computer and connect the cable to a SATA port. Then get into the BIOS by repeatedly pressing the F2 key during startup. In the BIOS activate the SATA port that you connected the eSATA bracket. This will work and I have done it on my Dell Optiplex 745 computer.
October 21, 2011 12:06:01 AM

thank you i will have to try installing esata bracket
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