I've just installed my old PATA HDD in a caddy, and the connection to the PC is eSATA. My Mother board (AsusP5Q3 Deluxe/WIFI-AP iP45) has an eSATA connection, to which I've connected the drive, but nothing happens, except that the caddy light blinks constantly. Nothing seen in device manager (no sign of an eSATA entry), and nothing shows as a "Removeable drive" in "Computer". What do I need to do to get the machine to see/talk to the HDD? At least there is no smell of burning, so something is right! lol
I have a 500GB internal SATA disk, and two PATA Optical drives. The PC is a new build, (Help from a techie friend) I've not seen the BIOS, and have no idea what AHCI mode or IDE emulation modes are!! I've registered with the Asus forum, but that is very turgid, won't hold my breath. First prob I had there was that the "product registration" page keeps telling me that my MB serial No is wrong!! It's not, but you can't argue with a blasted LCD image can you!