Solved

eSATA Drive seen as internal drive by Windows 8.1

Posted on 2014-03-20
3
1,104 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-24
I have a 4 GB SATA drive connected to a Windows 8.1 PC via an enclosure and eSATA.  Unfortunately the device is recognized as a fixed (internal) drive so my back-up application (Carbonite) will not use it for a Mirror-Image Drive.

Windows 8.1 using AMD SATA Driver and AHCI (StorAHCI)

I have read posts about fixing issues with msahci recognizing internal drives as removable but can find nothing on the reverse.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:timbrownell
3 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Dan Craciun
ID: 39942366
How are yo connecting your eSATA enclosure? Do you have and eSATA port on the back of your motherboard (near the USB/network) or a bracket below the video board?

A lot of "eSATA" implementations I've seen are simply cables hooked into an internal SATA port and to an external bracket or port on the case.

If it's that kind of eSATA, then as far as the computer is concerned, that hdd is internal, because it is connected to an internal SATA port.

HTH,
Dan
0
 

Author Comment

by:timbrownell
ID: 39942448
Dan,

Yes, the eSATA cable is to a port on the back of the Mobo. It is an older ASUS M3A78_EM Mobo.  I am not sure if it is a separate chip/controller for the eSATA or is using the same chip/controller as the internal SATA ports are using.

I did check device manager and I only see:

AMD SATA Controller
ATA Channel 0
ATA Channel 1
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller

Thanks
0
 
LVL 54

Accepted Solution

by:
McKnife earned 500 total points
ID: 39942906
Drives connected via (e-)sata are always considered internal drives. This is expected behavior and not really fixable by you. Please inform the support department of carbonite.
0

Featured Post

Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Windows 2008 set profile 9 44
VB.Net creating Contact in Outlook 1 46
Delete Registry Entry 6 24
80072efd error while checking for updates. 20 42
Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
How to record audio from input sources to your PC – connected devices, connected preamp to record vinyl discs, streaming media, that play through your audio card: Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 – both 32 bit & 64.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

679 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question