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[SOLVED] Seagate Freeagent Pro showing up in BIOS but not Windows (eSATA)

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I just bought an eSATA cable for my external HDD, Seagate Freeagent Classic Pro to speed up my backups. I plugged it in, and to my surprise, nothing. I tried jiggling to to see if it was loose, nothing. I restarted my computer with the drive still on and sure enough it was showing up in my BIOS just fine, it didn't disconnect either when I jiggled the cable around, so it's a secure connection.

I proceeded with bootup into Windows, but still no drive. I tried USB again to make sure my drive wasn't going bad and like always, it had no problems detecting the USB connection. I have two eSATA ports on my computer. One on my case which is directly connected to a SATA port on my motherboard, and one on the I/O port of my motherboard--neither seem to recognize it in Windows.

I looked at ASRock's website for any drivers, but I don't think I found anything. I have the ASRock P67 PRO3 (not SE) mobo.

Any help would be appreciated!
Edited by EliteGamer83 - 11/8/11 at 12:23pm
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In the time no one took to reply, tongue.gif I managed to solve it for myself. I'll post the solution here in case anyone else is having similar issues.

Yeah, I feel like an idiot because this is such an easy fix. But apparently my drive inside is an IDE, I had to change the SATA_Controller_0 in my BIOS from "Compatible" to "Enhanced". Worked like a charm. I only hope that my trouble to make this post can help someone else.
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