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Thread: Two Sata-drives-one as eSata through USB-connector

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    Two Sata-drives-one as eSata through USB-connector

    On my older MOBOs Asrock alive Dual eSata2 and actually GA-7N400 Pro2(winxp only) i used eSata(actually also USB and Firewire) dockingstation by Orico-6518 series.
    There are three options using eSATA also depending MOBO.
    Option a)Asrock has eSata-slot whereas GA doesnt have..
    Option b) PCI-card _one can boot from the external drive, Asrock has option during start to choose. whereas Gigabyte doesn have. see below

    Option c) using Sata to PowerOver 3Sata-card. its connected to internal USB-connector.
    this connector. on Asrock it is reserved for internal cardreader(they are speedier than usb-version.
    On Gigabyte i have that card on testing.
    Since there is no booting-choice the only easy method to decide from which drive it will boot is not switching on external drive during start. Internal drive booting from slot 1.
    if i have attached them the "wrong" way Internal one will boot and i can leave external on or not during start.
    card has second Sata-eSata-connector.
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    I was wrong! Confounded SATA 0 with SATA 1

    I was wrong all the time. Since Mobo-Sata-slots are not signed with SATA 0 AND SATA 1 I had to verify in manual that the inner slot is SATA 0 and not the outer one.
    So if both are used always SATA 0-drive will boot.
    So best is leaving external drive at SATA 0-slot to have the option to boot.
    if i want the internal drive to boot external one should be set to off.
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