Re: Rob, I figured out the P5Q Deluxe ESATA Problem
- From: Rob <noone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 11:38:12 +0100
On 18/05/2011 02:17, me@xxxxxxxx wrote:
Rob<noone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:The 'safely remove' is possibly in a registry setting you *may* be ableOn 07/05/2011 04:11, me@xxxxxxxx wrote:I enabled the Marvel in the bios and I turn the external ESATA drive on
before booting and it works fine. If the drive is off at boot and I
turn it on after booting the drive won't show up. Is this the way it
should work? Is there no way to leave the drive off until you need
access to it? Thank you.
Take a look at the 'Hotplug' tab of your Marvel 61xx properties
in Device Manager. Make sure 'Enable' is checked for all ports.
If you don't see the Hotplug tab, try updating to the latest
drivers from Marvel.
FYI, I have a P5Q Deluxe and hot-plugging e-sata drives into
the rear panel port works fine in XP. Drives appear in the
Safely Remove Hardware list from the status bar icon, just
like external USB drives do.
I uninstalled the Marvel, installed it again, and all is well. The device
manager already had ports 0& 1 et to hotplug enable already and when I
enabled hotlug on port 3 it reverts back to hotplug enable on 0& 1 only.
Port 3 will not stay in hotplug mode. I don't have a safely remove icon in
the status bar but that's no big deal. The main thing is that it now works
thanks to your advice. The Marvel is not listed in the device manager under
Scsi controllers etc.
I have heard that I could switch my system to AHCI without re-installing
windows but after googling for a few hours can't figure out what benefit it
would produce. I have one internal sata boot drive, one esata drive, and
one sata usb drive. I have the registry mods for enabling AHCI on a
preinstalled operating system but understand that it is risky and cannot
figure out what good it would do me. If you can give me some advice please
real free, thank you.
to change - I'll see what I can dig-up about that.
AHCI does add hot-plug support and NCQ (native command queueing, a function of many hard drives) and *might* result in a slight increase in
performance, but it will be virtually unnoticable.
However, it may well be that changing the Intel controller to AHCI
affects the whole XP installation in such a way that Safely Remove will
also start working work on the Marvell controller. I strongly suspect
that is the case.
However, unless you have a real need to hot-unplug the eSATA drive, I
honestly wouldn't bother trying to change to AHCI as doing this could
easily trash your system if it doesn't go well. If you do try it,
make an image of your system first and restore it to a spare drive, just to check that the image can be restored properly.
I use Acronis True Image Home 2011 for this, but there are free versions of that at some hard drive manufacturers sites (you must have at least one of their drives in your system for it to work) or other
free system imaging tools.
An alternative would be a fresh install with AHCI set in the BIOS
(you would need to create the AHCI drivers floppy in advance and
press F6 during the installation of XP64.)
One thing to try is to right-click the eSATA drive in Windows Explorer
and see if 'Eject' is an option. If it is, you can use that instead
of Safely Remove in the system tray.
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