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[SLUG] hot swapping hard drives
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- Subject: [SLUG] hot swapping hard drives
- From: Grahame Kelly <grahame@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 14:02:08 +1000
As long as the drive in un-mounted you can safely remove/insert a
device. You just need to make sure the drive Power connections allow
hot-swapping, but generally you will get away with it normally if you
haven't such PSU plug h/w. Just be aware that your PSU will require
better "surge" power - so if your current PSU is a bit iffy, it will
probably fail in time has been my experience.
Hope this helps.
From: david <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 15 May 2009 11:58:14 PM
Subject: [SLUG] hot swapping hard drives
I've just installed a sata hard drive bay for a second drive, the
kind that has a little front door so you can slip the drive in and
The point of installing it was to make it easy to change drives when
doing backups, but I had assumed that I would have to shut down
before taking the drive in or out.
When I unmount it, Gnome announces that I can now remove the media,
which surprised me a bit. Should I assume that this means I can
safely hot swap this drive as long as it's unmounted? The nice man
in the shop assured me that I needed all sorts of mobo magic to be
able to do that, but of course he was talking Windows. I would hate
to splat 500G of backup.