External eSATA drive downgraded to 1.5Gbs
fedora at starsend.force9.co.uk
Mon Oct 26 19:39:50 UTC 2009
On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:32:31 -0700, Kam Leo wrote:
> This says that your controller and external drive can not reliably
> communicate at 3Gbps.
> Things to do to troubleshoot problem:
> 1. Make sure that your computer and external drive have proper
> electrical ground. Suggest both be plugged into same electrical outlet
> or power strip. Use a tester (it's a three prong device with three
> indicator lights) to verify that the AC is wired correctly. 2. Check
> your cable. Is it the proper length, in good condition, making good
> connection, etc.?
> 3. Exchange or replace the cable.
> 4. Test your drive on a different computer.
I've ordered two new cables a standard eSATA ( although the cable I'm using
is new and came with the enclosure ), and a SATA to eSATA so I can try
one of the internal sata ports, on a different controller.
I'll let you know.
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