08-19-2006, 11:34 PM
| | Re: Problem with SATA 300 Seagate Drives....!
"Starz_Kid" <Starz_Kid@inter.net> wrote in message
> "Paul" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> In article <zOWdneuVT4h5qXjZnZ2dnUVZ_vqdnZ2d@giganews.com>, "Starz_Kid"
>> <Starz_Kid@inter.net> wrote:
>>> Hello Group, I'm having some problems with Win XP Pro (with all the
>>> updates) and some Seagate SATA 300 - 7200.10 Drives.
>>> Problem is getting Win XP to recognize the drives...! In Drive
>>> Win XP sees the drives as 'foreign' drives I import them but for the
>>> of me, I can't get Windows Explorer to see the drives.
>>> Other file management software (Power Desk Pro) also does NOT see the
>>> I'm stumped...!
>>> Note that Seagate & WD SATA 150 drives work A.O.K., It's just the SATA
>>> Note: the SATA 300 drives are pinned as sata 150.
>>> Drives are in Coolmax SATA drive enclosures...!
>>> I've tried other SATA drive enclosures... but the problem persists..!
>>> I've tried the Coolmax SATA enclosures using firewire and USB2 ...
>>> Am I missing SATA 300 Drivers ? ? ?
>>> Any advice appreciated...!
>> Are the drives jumpered for 1.5Gb/sec operation when you place
>> them in the enclosure ?
>> Do the drives work when plugged directly to your motherboard ?
>> Why not prep the drives when connected to the motherboard, and
>> then move them back to the enclosure and try again. If the
>> drives won't work with the motherboard, you have eliminated
>> the enclosure as the source of the problem.
> Hello Paul, Yes, the drives are jumpered for 1.5GB/sec. and I'll try
> re-formatting as you state.
> I'll post the results here.
Hello Paul, It worked...! I reformatted one of the drives and WinXP now
recognizes the drive.