Server Backup Hard Drive Listed As External (but is internal ATA) RRS feed

  • Question

  • On the Server Storage screen, in the Server Backup Hard Drives section, my internal WD 1TB SATA drive shows a location of "External (ATA)". But in fact it is installed in the 4th (top bay) of my HP MediaSmart EX495 server. Also, the front (blue) LED light is not illuminated.
    Why? Any answers/assistance is greatly appreciated - thx.


    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 5:38 PM

All replies

  • Was it originally in an external case?
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 6:37 PM
  • No ... I purchased an internal Western Digital 1TB SATA hard drive from Newegg and mounted it directly into the top bay of the HP MediaSmart server. So I am puzzled as to why it would specify the location as "External (ATA)". Any thoughts/ideas? Thanks so much for the rapid response.
    "Retro" HP MediaSmart EX495 - WHS PP3 Pentium Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50 GHz & 2 GB DDR2 RAM 3 Storage Drives (1.5 TB / 1.5 TB / 1.0 TB) 1 Server Backup Drive (1.0 TB)
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 6:50 PM
  • I have the same issue.  Did you ever get it resolved?
    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:35 AM