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Re: [ProgSoc] hotswapping IDE drives
On Thu, 6 Feb 2003 12:07 pm, vik wrote:
] However, the controller is just an old run-of-the-mill motherboard based
] non-RAID controller. supposing the drive was unmounted, would anything
] blow up if it was swapped while the 'puter was running?
Even if you've got whatever the EIDE equivalent of the SCA (?)
plugs are - the integrated power / data cables - you still need to
have a controller than can cope with drives appearing and then
disappearing. Your average non-RAID run-of-the-mill mobo
based IDE controller .. will likely barf in a big way.
Dunno if anything would blow up .. but try inserting and removing
the drive a few dozen times really quickly just to stress-test the
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