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External HDD not recognized in W7 with eSATA [SOLVED]

post #1 of 11
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Hi all,

I recently bought an external HDD 3TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro. No problem connecting it throught USB, but if i connect this drive through eSATA, Windows doesn't recognize it.

It doesn't appears in the Discs Manager, not even in my PC

My laptop is an Aspire 8930G with dual boot W7 Ultimate x64 and OSX Lion.

Amazingly if i boot OSX Lion i can connect the HDD through eSATA and it works perfectly, i can mount and unmount the drive, and also write in.

I updated the SATA drivers. And also the Intel Rapid Storage without success.

What can i do???

Thanks!! smile.gif
post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by allehoop View Post

Hi all,

I recently bought an external HDD 3TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro. No problem connecting it throught USB, but if i connect this drive through eSATA, Windows doesn't recognize it.

It doesn't appears in the Discs Manager, not even in my PC

My laptop is an Aspire 8930G with dual boot W7 Ultimate x64 and OSX Lion.

Amazingly if i boot OSX Lion i can connect the HDD through eSATA and it works perfectly, i can mount and unmount the drive, and also write in.

I updated the SATA drivers. And also the Intel Rapid Storage without success.

What can i do???

Thanks!! smile.gif

what is it formatted as? like ntfs, fat32 etc.
do you have esata drivers installed?
Edited by chann3l - 12/4/13 at 8:39am
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post #3 of 11
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Is formatted as NTFS.
In the Devices Manager there is not any unknown device or any conflict. So i suppose the drivers are installed. I will verify when i arrive at home and i will post the driver information so you can tell me if there is anything wrong.

Thanks
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front or rear eSATA port? if front, is it plugged in to the MB?
 
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I'd try reformatting the drive in OSX or even Linux.
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what does that have to do with it not showing up in the disk-management snap-in?
 
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post #7 of 11
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front or rear eSATA port? if front, is it plugged in to the MB?

It's a laptop, so no front or rear port. Only one in the left side.
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I'd try reformatting the drive in OSX or even Linux.

The HDD was formatted in OSX, but i think that's not the problem, cause it works perfectly through USB port in Windows.
post #9 of 11
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I suppose the SATA driver is the same that controls the eSATA port...

This is the info related:


Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2929&SUBSYS_01451025&REV_03

Version 11.7.4.1001

Updated today 04/12/2013 12:07:51

No problems or conflicts detected


I have the Intel Rapid Storage also installed. Maybe is this the problem???
post #10 of 11
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SOLVED!!!

Just installed the msahci.sys driver in SATA controller. The Intel driver doesn't recognized hot plug!!!
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