Bought a new 240 GB Intel 330 SSD, and have an eSATA cable from a Seagate hard drive I own. Connected the SSD with the cable via my laptop eSATA port, but the system only recognizes a cable is attached, not the actual SSD itself. Is this because their is not enough power available from the port which is insufficient to make the drive recognizable to Windows?
Hmm, but my Seagate external hard drive (which uses the same cable) is powered exclusively using that same cable and esata port on my laptop, there is no secondary power cable for it. I've seen where a SATA cable one end, and two USB on the other end are used for data migration, thought the two USB's were to get the additional power required to power the SSD externally. Don't have that cable though..