I own an Acer 8940G and I just purchased a LaCie d2 quadra 1TB external eSATA drive. I am having a problem booting Windows 7 (x64) from the LaCie to my Acer 8940g. Installing Windows 7 tells me: Windows can not be installed to this disk. This computer hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu. The BIOS is the latest rev (v1.3114) and I see no other option settings except for: SATA Mode AHCI / IDE (it is set to AHCI). Any ideas?
I did not think that the machine could distinguish. I thought it was seen simply as a SATA drive into a SATA port. I am told that there is room and connection for a second internal drive. Can I boot from this?