We have a Veris ~2TB eSATA drive we're using to port data from one machine to another, and as backup. System 1 is a Windows 7 machine, and it seems to treat the eSATA as an external drive, working perfectly with hot swapping. System 2, a 64-bit Vista machine, doesn't. If you plug it in, it doesn't recognize. If you shutdown, plug in, and restart, it shows up as a system drive not a removable drive. It certainly doesn't have an 'eject' or 'safely remove' drop-down tag.
This is honestly the first time I've ever dealt with eSATA, so I'm not sure what the problem is. If there is only one problem. I started poking at this because one of my users couldn't copy a small file from this drive, even after rebooting, but when we moved it to System 1, everything was fine.
My guess is that this is a driver or system config issue with the Vista, as it works perfectly fine for the Win7 machine, but I'm a big user of Ubuntu systems and a legacy XP guy, so the ins and outs of newer Microsoft systems are beyond my ken. What might be the issue and where should be poking to change it?
ETA: We've decided to treat the drive like an internal -- shutdown to connect and disconnect -- on Vista.