I have a Seagate 1.5TB HDD. Model ST1500DM003. I'm using Win8.1 on a ASRock Z77 board. It stopped being detected as sata on my PC.
I unplugged it and tried it as esata. It seemed to partially recognize it but wouldn't read the data. I thought it was either controller card issues or driver issues. I reinstalled the drivers but didn't work.
I tried it via USB (Thermaltake BlacX Sata to USB/esata mount) and it worked detected and is good to go.
I tried it as esata - locks up my PC. I tried it as Sata - won't detected.
I tried it via USB on my Win7 laptop - no issues. esata won't detect at all on that either.
I'm perplexed. Any thoughts? I looked for firmware - none available. Drive is 1.5 year old.