A question, please, about how to connect/use esata external drives.
I currently have two internal hard drives - one for system/samples and one currently for my Cubase projects/audio. I understand they are in RAID 0 striped set
I just got an external esata hard drive (a Western Digital MyBook, which also has USB 2.0) so I can use that just for my samples. I also got a Lacie PCI controller card, and have installed that in a free PCI slot.
The MyBook works fine when connected via USB - it just pops up in Explorer as a new hard drive.
But connecting via esata cable is a nightmare - either it does not show up in Explorer, or I get a notice saying "Bus reset" and nothing works. Also, if I have the MyBook on at the time that I boot up the computer, the computer will not only not recognise it, but the boot up time will be really long.
Am I right in thinking that esata is not "plug and play" in the way USB is?
Thanks so much for your help.