Lawrence Lee wrote:
Note that to take full advantage of the MB973 and similar devices (and eSATA connected peripherals as well), your system must be setup to support SATA hotswapping. The SATA controller used must be set to the AHCI or RAID in the BIOS/UEFI and the operating system installed has to have the proper drivers installed. If you are using Windows 7, chances are your AHCI/RAID drivers were pre-loaded during installation. If Windows was installed in IDE mode however, it may not boot when changed to AHCI/RAID mode; editing the registry will allow you to make the switch without going through the pain of reinstalling.
Thanks so much for this! I was puzzled why my machine wouldn't boot when I tried to switch to AHCI in the bios (well after installing win7). I think I googled it at one point but didn't find a good answer. Your article not only explained the issue, but gave a link to the solution.
Oh, and good review, too
. I might go for the single bay version...