Windows 10: Since when is an eSATA drive considered a 'removable' drive for backup

Discus and support Since when is an eSATA drive considered a 'removable' drive for backup in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I've been using an eSATA drive since Win 7 and had no problem with Windows backup. Now, since Sunday morning, backup considers that drive 'removable'... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by rzn6jw, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. rzn6jw Win User

    Since when is an eSATA drive considered a 'removable' drive for backup


    I've been using an eSATA drive since Win 7 and had no problem with Windows backup. Now, since Sunday morning, backup considers that drive 'removable' media and won't back up to it.

    Any ideas out there?

    (Since I couldn't do a Windows backup, I configured Macrim to do it, but I don't understand why Windows won't back up)

    Win 7 Pro 64 bit Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586
    AMD FX-8370 4.0gHz
    Gigabyte FZ990-UD3
    nVidia GTX 1080 FE
    32G DDR3 1600 memory

    :)
     
    rzn6jw, Jun 19, 2016
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  2. PTuck Win User

    Windows 10 Esata not auto detecting - only if scan for hardware changes - also cannot safely remove

    Hi all.

    So previously, with Windows 7, using an HDD docking station connected by esata, I could insert a hard drive into the docking station power it up, and windows 7 would detect it automatically.

    Since updating to Windows 10 quite some time ago now, this has never worked properly. The only way I can get Windows 10 to see the esata drive is to either a) Restart the PC, or B) Scan for hardware changes in device manager, which would then pick up the
    drive. This is very annoying, as causes every one of my internal drives etc to spin up needlessly

    Likewise....once I'm finished with that drive, there is no longer a Safely Remove Hardware option for the esata drive....something which was present with no problems in Windows 7 too....so the only way I can guarantee safely removing the drive is effectively
    to shut down the PC.

    On the same docking station I can use USB 2.0 too, but that is much slower.

    Any ideas how to make this work how it used to please?
     
    PTuck, Jun 19, 2016
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  3. How Can I Get Windows 10 to "See" my External Hard Drive in the eSata Port?

    To use ESATA with Windows 10 on my computers, this works:

    1) shut down.

    2) plug the ESATA drive into the PC, and turn on the ESATA drive.

    3) after the drive is spinning up, turn on the PC.

    4) if the PC freezes during boot, reboot it, and it usually detects ESATA correctly and boots normally.

    5) always keep ESATA plugged into the PC and turned on before you start the PC if you want to continue using it.

    Please let me know what happens for you?

    Thanks,

    J
     
    Janus Daniels, Jun 19, 2016
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  4. Dude Win User

    Since when is an eSATA drive considered a 'removable' drive for backup

    Check your Bios and see if your sata ports are configured as hot/removable
     
  5. rzn6jw Win User
    None of the SATA ports are configured as hot/removable in the BIOS. However, Port 0 is not present. Port 0 is where I have the eSATA cable plugged in. Even though I have the eSATA drive powered on, the BIOS still doesn't recognize the port is active.

    Windows sees the eSATA drive and says that it's on port 0 but since port 0 is not present in the BIOS, that must be the reason that backup thinks that the drive is removable. So I must have had a hardware error on the mobo sometime since the last backup and never saw the error. And apparently Macrim will do a system backup on any type of drive, so that's why that worked. I'll have to figure out how to activate the port by contacting Gigabyte.

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
     
    rzn6jw, Jun 20, 2016
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  6. Dude Win User
    Good luck, let us know what gigabyte says. Port 0 should be your drive with your OS. Switching it may help.
     
  7. Just for clarification, my Win 7 system has a e-sata port on a gigabyte mother board. No matter what e-sata device I've ever plugged into it, its always been removable.
     
    storageman, Jun 20, 2016
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  8. rzn6jw Win User

    Since when is an eSATA drive considered a 'removable' drive for backup

    That may have been the case since I started using eSATA. However, this issue just started this weekend when backup wouldn't save to a 'removable' drive (error message from backup).

    Can't figure out what's changed from the previous, successful, backups.
     
    rzn6jw, Apr 5, 2018
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