Try downloading SeaTools, and see if it can find the drive. Also I recommend Acronis Drive Monitor (freeware, and good for looking at SMART stats).Cmaker3 wrote:Hi StephenB,
I received the Sata/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter and connected the Sata HDD (Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001) via USB 2.0. Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1 didn't recognize it one bit. Tested both drives -- negative. Should I wait for the Sata to eSata cable and connect the HDD directly to my eSata port? Based on you experience, will this work? Sorry for being impatient. I've had the ReadyNAS for a week now and the drives and I couldn't do anything until I update the drives' firmware. At leas now it's down to the Sata-to-eSata cable. Getting antsy.
If you want to see if Windows is finding the drive, you can run the control panel "computer management" app (try right-clicking on "computer" on the start menu and select "Manage"). The Disk Management section should see the drive, but it will not see any partitions.
You should be able to find the disk using either USB or the Esata->Sata cable - though of course it is faster with Sata.