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Old 10-19-2012, 02:09 AM   #1
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eSata drive doesnt work in Ubuntu 12.10


Hello

Im trying to view/use this eSata external drive http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=de/node/1733 with a 3TB drive because I want to copy things off another HDD to it but Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit doesnt seem to detect it. Did a "mount" and doesnt show anything.

How can I use it in Linux?
 
Old 10-19-2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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First try unpluging and replugging in the USB cable.

If that doesn't work, please list the out put of the following commands (from a terminal window);
lspci
&
lsusb

PS: Also try ;
sudo smbtree

from a command line...

Last edited by JaseP; 10-19-2012 at 12:00 PM.
 
Old 10-19-2012, 12:14 PM   #3
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In addition:
Are you using USB or eSATA connection to your computer?
Is the drive new or has it previously been partitioned and formatted.
Did you verify the docking station is powered on?
 
Old 10-19-2012, 04:30 PM   #4
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The particular device he's referring to has a USB interface... It's a docking port for drives, most likely to image them, or burn images to them.
 
Old 10-19-2012, 04:47 PM   #5
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According to the posted link under features:
Quote:
External interfaces: USB2.0 and eSATA
If you download the datasheet pdf or look at the high resolution graphics you can see the back side of the unit which shows both a USB and an eSATA port. I didn't see anything about different models but I could of missed it.

There is also a note in the link that might provide a clue too:
Quote:
Note:
Max. HDD capacity: USB 2TB; eSATA 4TB

Last edited by michaelk; 10-19-2012 at 04:52 PM.
 
Old 10-22-2012, 02:06 AM   #6
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Fixed.

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Originally Posted by JaseP View Post
First try unpluging and replugging in the USB cable.

If that doesn't work, please list the out put of the following commands (from a terminal window);
lspci
&
lsusb

PS: Also try ;
sudo smbtree

from a command line...
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Originally Posted by michaelk View Post
In addition:
Are you using USB or eSATA connection to your computer?
Is the drive new or has it previously been partitioned and formatted.
Did you verify the docking station is powered on?
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Originally Posted by JaseP View Post
The particular device he's referring to has a USB interface... It's a docking port for drives, most likely to image them, or burn images to them.
I dont mean this as rude or disrespectful but where in my original post do I state ANYTHING about a USB port? If I did not put the link to the product in question, where did you get that it had a USB port?
 
Old 10-22-2012, 07:18 AM   #7
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Please read the link again. It explicitly states
Quote:
External interfaces: USB2.0 and eSATA
and there are pictures at the bottom of the page that shows both.

Your correct that you do not say anything about USB but we are not mind readers and if you do not post enough information then it becomes necessary to ask the obvious.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question

Since you marked this thread as solved it would be nice if you posted the solution so that others can benefit.
 
  


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