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- Hot Dcking a SATA HDD
- Bob Adkins
July 11, 2005, 1:37 pm
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I notice that some new motherboards (like the ASUS 955) have external SATA
HDD plugs on the rear panel. Although cable length is a bit limited, this
could be a very useful feature.
Question is (as long as the drive is not reading), can you plug and un-plug
the HDD just like an external USB HDD?
Re: Hot Dcking a SATA HDD
Suddenly, without warning, Clyde exclaimed (11-Jul-05 4:23 PM):
Could be wrong, but I think that hot plugging is only available with the
newer SATA specs. I suspect that both the HD and the mobo need to be
able to support it. My board doesn't support it, but I think my newest
SATA drive does.
Not really sure though, as all mine are internal as well, and hot
swappability wasn't one of my buying points.
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