Re: Is the GA-970A-UD3 Hot Swappable?
A lot of that doesn't have anything to do with the MB but it's bios configuration and the case you have.
I had an GA-X58A-UD5 and now have a EVGA Classified3... MB specs don't mention anything about Hot-Swapable... but if you configure the SATA ports to AHCI or RAID (Non-Member disks) and your case has "Hot-Swap" bays then you are set.
IDE doesn't support losing the disk or re-introducing it while windows is running, but with AHCI and pending on your RAID configuration it surely is possible.
If I slide a drive in my Hot-swap bay it comes up as a removable device, no different than a memory stick.
OS = Win7 64 Bit
CPU = i7-920 @ 3.5Ghz 168x21 cooled ba a Corsair H100
Mem = 6GB 2000Mhz Kingston HyperX running at 2044Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-1T
MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
MB = EVGA X58 Classified3
GPU = 2x EVGA 580GTX 1.5GB in SLI
HD = 3x Intel 40GB X25-V in Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
Storage = 500 GB WD
PSU = Corwair TX950W
Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945
HTPC / Home Server
OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
CPU = AMD 1090T
Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
GPU- EVGA GT210
HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
PSU = Corsair TX750
Case = Too embarrassed to mention.
Benching MB's... Asus P5Q and Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7... too many CPU's and RAM sticks to list. :)