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Thread: Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe eSATA Port Not Working [FIXED]

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    Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe eSATA Port Not Working [FIXED]

    I just bought an external enclousure. I know it works, I'm transfering stuff to it right now via USB. But the eSATA port on the motherboard doesn't seem to work. I tried two different eSATA cables, so that's not the problem either.
    I did notice one item in my device manager that is unrecognized. It's an unknown device. Does this board require a driver for eSATA to work? I installed the chipset drivers, and everything else in device manager is recognized, so I don't think that a driver is the problem.
    Please help.
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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    click on the unknown device and try to update the driver (PCI controller) , look for the JMicron driver.

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    I downloaded the two different JMicron drivers from Asus website, when you right-click on the unknown device and search the two RAID folders, it doesn't find any drivers. Also when you right-click and try to search for the driver via internet, it doesn't find anything either. If I installed the chipset drivers, wouldn't have be enough?
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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    If I installed the chipset drivers, wouldn't have be enough?
    Should be enough but I see reports on the net where people never get the eSATA working.

    Uninstall the "unkown device" and reboot, maybe it'll detect it ?

    I've never worked with that board so I can really say whats going on

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    Thanks for the help. I got the problem solved. To get eSATA working on an Asus motherboard, you just have to enable "JMicron RAID Controller" in the BIOS. I set it to AHCI. I fixed this issue AFTER I already transfered 250GB worth of data over to my external HD via USB 2.0. DOH!
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    Thanks for the Solution Information. That will be a good tip, especially as people start to upgrade their enclosures to eSata. I have a couple of cases, and will be looking for this feature.

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