ESATA port not working properly

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Hi there,

I have this Desktop computer (Dell OptiPlex 7010) which features eSATA port, I connected an external drive, it is shown in the explorer but it is not opening,  I have tried troubleshooting but am getting nowhere, other USB ports seem to be working okay, what could be the problem with the eSATA port? And how does this port work?

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Answered By 70 points N/A #159949

ESATA port not working properly

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There are several ways that can solve your issue:

  • Check the Power and Data Cable.

This type of error mostly happens when the data cable and the power line is having problem. Be sure that those are OK.

  • Check the drive partition

1. Go to Start menu >> All programs >> Accessories >> Command Prompt.

2. From the Explorer, find out the drive letter assigned for the hard drive.

3. Run the following command:
format x:

If it says that your drive is inaccessible, your drive is damaged and become a piece of junk. If not, format your drive and you will become able to access the drive.

For further info, you can get help from this page.

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