Greetings. I have a WD 500 GB SATA drive I have put into a Thermaltake Esate enclosure. (Thermaltake EA3006 Aluminum External Enclosure) The first drive I had would not format in the enclosure, nor would it format internally. I RMA'd the drive and was trying to install it i\n the enclosure. It would not format using PM8. I have not used the Linux partitioning program a friend has. I tried formatting from a boot disk but PM would not format the drive. I tried PM8 from Windows to no avail. I uninstalled the drive, then reinstalled the drive in Dev Mgr. I tried formatting again and it gave me the BSOD. I am running an Evga 680i, 2 additional hard drives, a 500GB WD and a 200GB WD. I wanted the 3rd drive a s a backup for my other computer that's dying. I don't think my board supports Esata natively. The enclosure attaches to an internal sata connection and the power from a molex connector.