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11-30-2007 02:27 PM - last edited on 12-03-2007 09:13 AM by Jaeger
Gentleman, I found the solution! I bought my drive in June and basically gave up after messing around for a couple of weeks. I resumed my plight about a week ago and I'm sure glad I did. I researched the internet and discovered that some eSATA cables are somewhat short on the end that plugs into the drive and whatever controller you are using.
There are two options to fix the issue: 1) Trim some of the plastic away from the end of the cable you have so it plugs into your controller further. OR 2) Buy the eSATA cable made by SIIG.
I bought my cable on Tuesday of this week. It arrived today, I fired everything up, and eSATA is working like a charm. The SIIG cable has a longer connector that goes all of the way into the controller, so no need to wiggle or hold it to get the drive to connect. I bought mine at Provantage, and have also heard they are available at Newegg. Here are the links you'll need and I promise it will fix your problem, because it fixed mine. Provantage Newegg
Someone posted on the internet that Seagate is recommending the SIIG cable if you're having issues. I would definitely say they should develop a knowledge base article about it because this issue is pretty wide spread. It's like they aren't saying anything even though they know this issue is big (how absurd is that?). I'm here to say I had to solve my own problem through no help from Seagate. I used both their e-mail and chat options and basically ended up stuck. Good luck with the above.
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12-02-2007 02:27 PM
12-02-2007 08:08 PM - edited 12-02-2007 08:08 PM
12-20-2007 04:54 PM