I'd put the blame on NexStar3. I have no trouble with FW800/eSATA (Oxford-based) using front or two SATA ports on rear, other than I can't power them off or safe eject as they are treated as what they are, internal ports. And a 2nd SATA dual drive case (native SATA). And they are in AHCI.
The rear ports also seemed to be valid targets for installing Win7-RC.
Thanks for the answer,
I was succesful in changing my sata bios config and my drive to AHCI.
But still no lock with the Nexstar 3 external enclosure.
Im a bit disapointed of this enclosure, i bought it expressly because it had a esata interface.
I might tried another enclosure make or model.
Thanks again for the respond.
i had the same problem with WD My Book external HDD, when i check with WD from
in "http://tinyurl.com/yar9b5m" (incompatibility of the Marvell eSATA controller and the chipset on the external hard drive).
If your problem is resolved please let me know.