Originally Posted by Transonic
Yeah it was enabled and set to IDE by default but nothing pops up when I hit the desktop.
USB 2.0 works flawlessly btw but I don't why this eSata is such a pain. I must have missed something.
If you can't find a solution using the onboard eSATA, then definitely look around for one of those eSATA to SATA, back-panel slot brackets which simply connect to one of your MB's regular SATA ports; it looks like the USB slot bracket that ships with the P5B-Dlx except it creates two eSATA ports on the backpanel instead of USB.
The eSATA will have the same speeds as your internal SATA's so comparing to USB function of the drive is useless ... there's really no comparison.
Also, Promise (as indicated by Silviastuds earlier sale, does make eSATA PCI cards .... but in my own case that won't work cause I have no more PCI slots.