E-Sata Issue


I have a WD7500H1Q-00 external drive running on a P5QL-E motherboard with XP SP3.

Previously the drive worked fine with firewire and USB 2.0 connections. It isn’t recognised in Windows using e-sata cable.

The JMicron BIOS sees the drive - separately from my RAID 0 array, but nada on the O/S.

This page: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1708#desktopnew

tells me I need SES drivers. What are those and where do I get them from?

Do I need to change anything in the BIOS - I don’t want to disturb my RAID array obviously!

Well the SES driver usually prompts you when you connect the drive. Did you try Windows update with the drive connected?


Try to connect the drive with usb not esata once the driver is installed then try the esata

Yout eSATA is host by Jmicron chip in your system. You need to setup Jmicron in BIOS to work with eSATA enabled. SES driver has nothing to do with your issue. Read Motherboard User Manual to setup eSATA.