10-29-2009 10:22 AM
10-29-2009 02:28 PM
10-29-2009 05:10 PM
10-29-2009 07:16 PM
Ok so none of the SMART tools recognize the drive on USB or Firewire. It is recognized in eSATA but will not pull up any smart data.
The drive does go to sleep when plugged in on firewire and USB but it stays recognized by the computer and wakes up when i try to access it.
I found a review of the drive that says "eSATA connection needs reset after idling" http://reviews.cnet.com/external-hard-drives/seaga
so is this an issue with this model?
10-30-2009 01:25 AM
10-30-2009 04:36 AM
OK, HDDScan was able to check the SMART via USB but says "SMART error" when trying it through eSATA. everything came back green.
UVCView did identify the drive as a freeagent extreme when plugged in through USB.
I did also find a setting in the seagate manager for an idle time out, this setting is also only visible when connected via firewire or USB and not eSATA. I think the problem may be the drive not being able to wake up from sleep while connected to eSATA. I turned off the idle shut down and i will see what happens.
10-30-2009 12:34 PM
10-31-2009 01:28 AM
10-31-2009 11:30 AM
I have almost the same problem except that my FAExtreme 1.5 wont even start when starting the computer with the esata/esata cable...
Can this be happening because of my BIOS setup ?
The secondary SATA control setting is set up to IDE ... and I have the option of using RAID ...
Motherboard: Intel DX48BT2