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Windows XP not recognizing eSATA connections

Windows XP not recognizing eSATA connections

I've just downgraded to WinXP Professional (SP3) from Vista. Install was to a brand new Caviar Black 1TB drive. My machine has eSATA connectors on the back and on the front. I have a XION eSATA HDD dock (XON-SAHDCB-COMBOCR) that was working fine under Vista Ultimate. The eSATA connection is not being recognized by XP at all.

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Guest [Entry]

Make sure that the controller for your eSATA ports is turned on in the BIOS, that the mode is set to AHCI and that you've got the drivers for that specific controller installed. On my ASUS motherboard, the eSATA port has it's own controller.