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11-06-2009

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ESata question

2009-11-13, 10:18 AM

I use Lenovo Y450 (have ESata port) and I buy one external HD with USB and ESata connection. I use Win7 RC.

 

If I use USB connection, its works fine. But I still couldnt use the ESata connection. Everytime I connect that external HD using ESata, the windows not recognized.

 

Any idea whats wrong?

 

 

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10-05-2009

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Re: ESata question

2009-11-19, 0:21 AM

Double check the settings in bios and make sure the hard drive with Windows on it is booting. Make sure it is the highest boot priority. If you want disable the other boot options and only allow the Windows drive to boot. This should fix your problem. 

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11-18-2009

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Re: ESata question

2009-11-20, 21:47 PM
You must connect to esata and to usb. esata port is only for data transfer and don't have voltage. So connect to esata for fast data transfer and second wire to usb for power.
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Re: ESata question

2009-11-21, 5:35 AM

So, first I connect with esata first, than I connect to USB.

And then how can I know that the HD work with esata channel, not the USB one? Any tool to check it?

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Re: ESata question

2009-11-21, 16:21 PM
You should have in external case 1 esata port, 1 usb port and 1 power port for external AC adapter.
Connect esata and power port, you should have wire usb to power plugin like in AC adapter. If you don't have that wire and you connected to esata and usb and you don't know that hdd work with esata or usb its simply to check this.

Run program that can read information from SMART e.g. everest and if you can read this information then you have esata connection, if you can't read thin info then you have usb connection because usb don't give that info.

Second method.
Go to device manager -> disk drives and if you have next to hdd name - usb device, then working as usb if not then esata.

Example for my samsung external hdd:
when usb connection is active - SAMSUNG HM121HI USB Device
when esata - SAMSUNG HM121HI
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06-09-2009

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Re: ESata question

2009-11-21, 17:52 PM

I had problems with the ESata on my Y450 as well. I ordered an AZIO hd enclosure for the 5400 rpm drive that came with my laptop since I upgraded it to a WD Scorpio 7200rpm one. No matter what I did it would not recognize the drive. I updated drivers, powered it with AC adapter only, checked my bios settings,... nothing worked. I finally just returned it and got a different Rosewill enclosure viola that did work with my ESata. In my case it turned out that the Y450 ESata does not play nice with enclosures that use the INITIO sata chipset. The Rosewill had the JMICRON sata chipset and it worked perfect. Im not exactly sure on how you can check which chipset your enclosure uses without opening it and reading it off the chips. Anyone out there know they have an enclosure with an INITIO chipset that works or doesn't to confirm this?

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Re: ESata question

2010-02-18, 16:01 PM

Hello everyone =]...im new in the community lol but im also having the same problems as you guys and i was wondering if anyone knows what sata chips work with y450 and which ones dont, that way ill knoe which one to get cus the one i have rite now does not work because it has an initio sata chipset =[.....ill thank a lot to whoever help me on this =]

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Re: ESata question

2010-02-19, 13:19 PM

All,

 

1) As far as eSATA is data interface only you need to have some power source foryou HDD to work out. This might be external AC adapter for HDD enclosure or USB power source. Usually one USB is not enough to power the HDD and that's the reason why AC adapter is recommended or dual-USB connector can be used.

 

2) When you're done with the power be noted that usually any device is initiated only after PC recieves a signal that it is attached. This signal usually comes when the device starts to drain power from the laptop. As far as eSATA is not draining power (unlike USB) the computer thinks that nothing is attached.

To manually launch search of this device enter

 

Start > (rightclick) computer > management (manage) > device management > clik any device on the right panel > click button "Scan for hardware changes" (Scan for new devices)

 

After this your esata device should be recognized properly.

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09-07-2010

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Re: ESata question

2010-09-07, 11:20 AM

Dear all,

 

Sorry that I have to bring this up, there are just too many misconception on eSATA.

 

1) If your notebook comes with eSATAp (eSATA/USB), please use eSATAp devices.

How to differentiate? eSATAp has four dots in the middle. You can wiki esatap for the picture.

eSATA don't carry power so it need external power source.

 

2) eSATAp supports 5v on a notebook (2.5" HDD) & 12v via a delock bracket on a desktop. 12v is 3.5" HDD or 5.25" DVD-rw

 

3) eSATAp can be implemented even WITHOUT BIOS AHCI. I am using eSATAp & eSATA on a 3 year old VIA chipset Biostar board with only IDE.

 

4) eSATAp CAN be hotswap! with just a simple software call hotswap!

 

5) eSATAp can be implemented on a desktop with just a simple bracket, NO NEED to buy any add on card.

 

6) eSATAp can reach up to 90MB/s on my 3yr old desktop using HDspeed. 70MB/s via Crystaldiskmark

Sometimes its the intel rapid storage, matrix, etc.. that hamper those speed.

 

Yours truly,

Fusioncat

eSATAp Support Group.

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01-13-2008

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Re: ESata question

2010-09-07, 14:09 PM

One more morsel of info:

 

I've noticed with my Rosewill eSATA/USB external enclosure that a drive must be initialized (and formatted??) via the USB connection before it is recognized on eSATA.

 

Z.


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