eSata+USB2 enclosure and compatibility/weirdness?

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ohaya
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Re: eSata+USB2 enclosure and compatibility/weirdness?

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And here it is on eSATA:

C:\>fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo k:
NTFS Volume Serial Number : 0x42987962987954ff
Version : 3.1
Number Sectors : 0x00000000575466ef
Total Clusters : 0x000000000aea8cdd
Free Clusters : 0x000000000aea214e
Total Reserved : 0x0000000000000a00
Bytes Per Sector : 512
Bytes Per Physical Sector : 4096
Bytes Per Cluster : 4096
Bytes Per FileRecord Segment : 1024
Clusters Per FileRecord Segment : 0
Mft Valid Data Length : 0x0000000000040000
Mft Start Lcn : 0x00000000000c0000
Mft2 Start Lcn : 0x0000000000000002
Mft Zone Start : 0x00000000000c0000
Mft Zone End : 0x00000000000cc820
RM Identifier: 2CB87BA6-7FA0-11E4-85C6-005056C00008

I still have to re-format the drive when I switch btwn USB and eSATA though....
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Re: eSata+USB2 enclosure and compatibility/weirdness?

Post by TeraByte Support(PP) »

If they can't both use the same size for the logical sector (e.g. 512 bytes), I don't think there's a way around it. What I usually do is initialize and format the drive when connected via internal SATA to (hopefully) avoid problems later if I need to connect it internally. In your case, there might also be a difference between internal SATA and eSATA on the enclosure. Otherwise, you may be stuck with having only one interface working at a time.
Paul Purviance
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ohaya
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Re: eSata+USB2 enclosure and compatibility/weirdness?

Post by ohaya »

Paul,

Thanks for hanging in there with me on this.

I am getting to the same conclusion. I think at least one of the 500GB drives I just ordered is not AF, so I'm hoping it will work both ways at least.

I haven't tried formatting when connected to internal SATA yet, but that'll be my last try with the 750GB.

Jim
ohaya
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Re: eSata+USB2 enclosure and compatibility/weirdness?

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This is connected directly to SATA, just after I formatted it.

Weird thing was when I first connected, BING saw the drive, but nothing on it, not even not allocated. I did Create MBR, and then it showed the unallocated space.

I created an NTFS partition in BING and then added it to the Boot Edit. After booting into Windows, I formatted the drive.

C:\>fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo k:
NTFS Volume Serial Number : 0x1cb42679b4265594
Version : 3.1
Number Sectors : 0x00000000575452c1
Total Clusters : 0x000000000aea8a58
Free Clusters : 0x000000000aea1ec9
Total Reserved : 0x0000000000000000
Bytes Per Sector : 512
Bytes Per Physical Sector : 4096
Bytes Per Cluster : 4096
Bytes Per FileRecord Segment : 1024
Clusters Per FileRecord Segment : 0
Mft Valid Data Length : 0x0000000000040000
Mft Start Lcn : 0x00000000000c0000
Mft2 Start Lcn : 0x0000000000000002
Mft Zone Start : 0x00000000000c0000
Mft Zone End : 0x00000000000cc820
RM Identifier: 14D3FD1E-7FFD-11E4-9ACB-005056C00008
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Re: eSata+USB2 enclosure and compatibility/weirdness?

Post by TeraByte Support »

and there it is .. the Bytes Per FileRecord Segment are different?

"ohaya" wrote in message news:9047@public.tech.misc...

And here it is on eSATA:

C:\>fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo k:
NTFS Volume Serial Number : 0x42987962987954ff
Version : 3.1
Number Sectors : 0x00000000575466ef
Total Clusters : 0x000000000aea8cdd
Free Clusters : 0x000000000aea214e
Total Reserved : 0x0000000000000a00
Bytes Per Sector : 512
Bytes Per Physical Sector : 4096
Bytes Per Cluster : 4096
Bytes Per FileRecord Segment : 1024
Clusters Per FileRecord Segment : 0
Mft Valid Data Length : 0x0000000000040000
Mft Start Lcn : 0x00000000000c0000
Mft2 Start Lcn : 0x0000000000000002
Mft Zone Start : 0x00000000000c0000
Mft Zone End : 0x00000000000cc820
RM Identifier: 2CB87BA6-7FA0-11E4-85C6-005056C00008

I still have to re-format the drive when I switch btwn USB and eSATA
though....

ohaya
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Re: eSata+USB2 enclosure and compatibility/weirdness?

Post by ohaya »

Hi,

I received the two new 500GB drives today:

HGST Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630(0J26005) 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822145587

and:

SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012(HN-M500MBB) 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822152289

Both are AF drives, according to those pages, and the former also says it supports 512e.

Anyway, I formatted both of them while connected via eSATA and tested both connected by eSATA and USB, and no problems.

So, so far, it's just the initial 750GB drives that I got that seem to be different.

Jim
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