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External Drive not connecting with eSATA


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#1 Hal06

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 03:43 PM

I have an external hard drive that connects to my laptop and my laptop recognizes it in My Computer with USB. But when I try using eSATA the external drive does not appear in My Computer. Both my laptop and the external drive are eSATA capable.

When I connect using a USB cable the external drive appears in My Computer as Local Drive G and Autoplay runs when first connected. When I attach it using an ESATA cable it does not appear in My Computer at all and Autoplay does not run automatically. A short balloon message appears saying that an external storage drive has connected. But I have no way of accessing it.

Anyone have any ideas why the external drive is not recognized when I use an eSATA cable?

Thanks.

Edited by Hal06, 02 May 2010 - 03:47 PM.


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Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:02 PM

who makes the drive IE, Manufacturer and model of the drive. :thumbsup:
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#3 Hal06

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 03:27 PM

Hello. It's a Toshiba, model number PH3200U-1EXB.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 11:31 AM

Does the eSata functionality...require a driver to be installed?

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 01:44 PM

yes, but I have checked and the latest driver is installed.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 03:10 PM

Try uninstalling it...and reinstalling the driver from the CD (if you have) or the latest (if you prefer).

Damaged drivers don't always register in Device Manager.

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