I have an older 500GB My Book Home edition (WD5000H1CS-00) which supports USB, Firewire and eSATA. I’ve alway used USB until recently when I upgraded and got access to an eSATA port. I now have an Asus P8P67 motherboard.
My problem is that when I connect my drive to the eSATA interface I can see it being detected in the BIOS/UEFI (version 1704) but it’s not getting picked up at all in windows. Running Windows 7 64bit home premium.
I know the drive’s eSATA interface works since I tested it at a friends house. I also tested both SATA 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s ports on my motherboard. I used the stock drivers that came on the motherboard disc.
I saw other people having problems with their drives disappearing in windows after they go into sleep mode, but in my case the drive never appears in the first place. Not even in device manager or under drive management.
So why can I see it in the BIOS but not in Windows?
Any help will be appreciated.