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ESata port Hi have just bought a freecom eSata/USB bay, bau it seems to work only by USB connection and not the eSata port. HAve you got any hint?

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you need to know what motherboard your using ie: the band, model, product code for the motherboard then check with the websites of the manufacturer.

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