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SATA Raid card on PCI unable to detect eSATA Hard Drive

I have installed a VIA VT6421 Raid controller card on my PCI Motherboard running XP Pro. I do not want to run my main drive off of the Raid Card with the XP pro installed, but only want it to connect an external Hard Drive with a USB and an eSATA port to enable faster transfer to and from my external Hard drive. The card is shown as being enabled under hardware profiles, but when i connect my external drive, it does not show up under my computer or hardware profiles. It operates ok via USB I just cannot get the eSATA to work or display my external drive using eSATA only. Any ideas as I have not had any experience of RAID cards or SATA before. Thanks.

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  • pioneer8500 Mar 03, 2009

    Thanks for the reply, the enclosure is a 3.5 eSATA 2 APEX PLUS, it has it's own power supply. I really do not know anything about BIOS, I have not had to alter any BIOS configurations before, I have installed the driver and XP states the card is enabled, the card has 1 IDE port 2 sata and 1 eSATA. I have not tested the IDE or the SATA ports yet only the eSATA. But as my drive morks fine via USB it should be OK on the eSATA port also? Any suggestions would be much appreciated, especially if I have to alter BIOS settings, Thanks.

  • pioneer8500 Mar 03, 2009

    This is the first time I have tried to use this or any RAID controller card, I just wanted to add some extra ports onto my PC with the faster eSATA connection. The computer management section of XP shows no Hard drives other than that connected by IDE or USB, no external drives show up by connection through eSATA hardware configuration states that the RAID card is enabled. Any ideas, Thanks.

  • Aenim4 May 11, 2010

    did you connect any other hard drive to the eSata port before? if so,did it work?
    You won't have to alter any BIOS setting, but the RAID card itself might have (I'm trying to speak as "easy" as I can) some sort of independent BIOS, where a few settings can be made, like the set up of a RAID configuration, which is what the card has been designed to(even though you maybe bought it just to have a few extra connection for hard drives on your pc.).

  • Aenim4 May 11, 2010

    What drive or enclosure are you using? does the drive have power?
    Does the VIA RAID card have some low level configuration utility(BIOS like)?

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If you install the raid controller drive,it means it will shown the drives..but it not shown? is this what you mean? did you try to see in the computer management? if you dont know, check this out..right click my computer-manage-select disk management and check if your drive is there......this is only what i know about what you mean.

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