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    Icy Box

    I've just purchased an Icy Box IB-360stUS enclosure for a SATA hard drive that I had.

    I've installed the included brackets into my PC, plugging it into a spare SATA socket on the motherboard. I've used a standard SATA cable to then connect the bracket to the Icy Box and... nothing.

    If I connect it up via USB, all works fine (so the hard drive is fine).

    Booting up under BIOS, the drive is not recognised when connect to the SATA either.

    Any ideas?

    David.

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    Any jumpers on the drive?
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    Couldn't see any. I didn't think that jumpers were needed on SATA drives?

    I'm sure there's something I've just obviously missed... something that's preventing a second SATA drive from being recognised by the BIOS

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    I sent back my IB-360stUS within a couple of hours of receiving it, after coming to the conclusion that it's one poorly designed product. It's supposed to support SATA and IDE yet there's only an IDE mini-cable and molex connector inside the device, so you need a molex-sata power convertor and a seperate SATA lead to connect the harddrive to the SATA ports on the PCB. Luckily I had said parts, but then I battled away trying to fit the extra cabling (I only had a standard length SATA cable) and the convetor into the casing. It's plainly obvious that the SATA functionality has just been bolted on cheapily to the old IDE design. Did you come across this same problem when you installed yours, or have they modified it? The one I received looked used to me (supposed to be new), so maybe it was an older model.

    I appreciate my post doesn't help your problem, sorry! Just wanted to vent my anger on it. If you decide to look for a different solution, I can massively recommend the Icy Dock MB559US-1S (note: Icy Dock have nothing to do with Icy Box). It only supports SATA drives, but it's an absolutely superb and classy product - it's currently running a Seagate SATAII 250gb faster than my internal Samsung SATAII 80gb, over the eSATA connection.

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    As far as I'm aware, the icebox uses an eSATA connector, you can't plug a bog standard SATA cable into it and the motherboard and expect it to work. There's slightly different signaling/voltage requirements for eSATA over SATA, as well as true controller hotplugging support.

    See more at:
    http://www.sata-io.org/esata.asp

    There's also an eSATA whitepaper written by silicon image at the bottom of that page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    As far as I'm aware, the icebox uses an eSATA connector, you can't plug a bog standard SATA cable into it and the motherboard and expect it to work. There's slightly different signaling/voltage requirements for eSATA over SATA, as well as true controller hotplugging support.

    See more at:
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    There's also an eSATA whitepaper written by silicon image at the bottom of that page.
    No, it's bog-standard SATA. If it was eSATA, he wouldn't have been able to plug in his SATA cable considering they are different shaped ports Indeed, I actually bought it under the misbelief it was eSATA.

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    That's assuming it isn't a poorly designed product
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    I don't believe it is eSata - the box and all other references are to Sata.

    HOWEVER, I didn't receive a Sata cable in the box (I was supposed to) and although I have one of my own, in case there's some "quirk" about it, I might ask the sellers to send me one.

    David.

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    Then he would be shafted, unless Icy Box made special eSATA cables with SATA connectors to go with their special product

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    By jumpers, i mean to change it from SATA to SATA 2. It might make a difference in this case.
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