2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 20, 2013 11:03 PM by mb99

    DQ77MK + Seagate ST4000DX on eSATA == Fail

    mb99

      As per title, I am trying to use a 4TB Seagate drive on the eSATA port, and having a problem.

       

      The DQ77MK is running the latest BIOS Version 0064 - MKQ7710H.86A.0064.2013.1003.1058

       

      I am running Windows-7 64bit with all the current updates, and am running Intel RST 12.8.0.1016 having also tried 12.5.0.1016

       

      Intel RST recognises and identifies the drive correctly.

       

      Windows disk management is very slow to recognize the drive and when I try to initialize the drive as a GPT disk, it fails with an unknown I/O error.

       

      I have eliminated the possibility of my external eSATA drive enclosure causing an issue, by connecting the drive directly to the eSATA port using an eSTATA to SATA cable.

       

      This is looking to me like either a firmware or driver issue, but I don't know where to go from here.