External SATA to SATA drive not working!!!!!
I have a seriously mother of a problems.
I received a 300GB Maxtor DiamondMax 10 SATA hard drive for christmas. I also got an external SATA to SATA drive enclosure and a SATA PCMCIA to make the complete package an external SATA hard drive.
After installing the hard drive inside the case, and installing the PCMCIA SATA card in my laptop, I plugged everything in, in hopes that I could use my 300GB right away.
The problem lies in that nothing happens when I attached the external enclosure to the SATA Card Bus. Windows detected the installation of the SATA Card Bus, but nothing happened when I attached the drive. After rebooting many times, and entering Windows Disk Management, nothing worked. It doesn't how up in Disk Management, BIOS, or Explorer.
All the parts are brand new. I have tried 2 different SATA data cables. I have updated my BIOS to the newest version as well as re-installing Windows XP in hopes that a clean install would resolve any unkown issues. I have even tried the entire package on another laptop, but it didn't work.
Are they any configurations I have to go through with Windows XP in order to use a SATA hard drive? I simply want to use for storage purposes.
My PC specs are:
IBM ThinkPad A31
Intel Pentium M Processor - 1.9Ghz
256 MB DDR Ram
30GB Internal Hard Drive
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
The external enclosure is by Bytecc ME-720S and the Card Bus is by "Best Connectivity." However, the installation drivers say "Silicon Image SATA Link 3112."
I really want to get this SATA drive working. 300GB has been sitting on my table for the past few weeks and I am just itching to fill it up.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME OUT!!!