I have small problem: I recently bought a raidsonic external USB/SATA case "IcyBox IB-351StUS" for SATA disks. I intended to use a spare 300GB DiamondMax 10 disk with it - the problem: it does not work. the disk does not even seem to be recognized by the external case itself, let alone register on the USB host (both win2k and linux 2.6 tried).
BTW, I am the guy with the 2TB fileserver (see http://forums.storagereview.net/index.php?...topic=18962&hl= ), it's about a spare disk of the same type I used there.
now I made some web searches and it turned out that maxtor apparently:
1. released a new version of the diamondmax 300GB as of feb. 2005, which apparently corrected "non-compliant SATA pinouts" (see http://www.raidsonic.de/de/pages/service/f...cfc6c175e8a6c54 - it's in german, search for diamondmax 10, babelfish will help you)
2. released a SATA II version which seems to be incompatible with the Asus A8N-SLI deluxe mobo (strangely the same mobo I used for my 2TB fileserver, with 8 pieces of the _old_ diamondmax 10 300GB drives), and that maxtor provides a HD-firmware upgrade on request (see http://184.108.40.206/content/topic/55186/ )
FYI, my drive was manufactured 02. sept. 2004, its full type is: DiamondMax 10 300GB 6B300S006531A
now: can anyone confirm/explain one or more points from above? who is to blame: maxtor (because their old SATA drives are not SATA-compliant) or raidsonic (because the SATA drive works flawlessly on my Asus A8N-SLI deluxe mobo, but not in raidsonic's external case)?
thanks a lot!