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Thread: When and how is hotswap supposed to work?




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    Default Re: When and how is hotswap supposed to work?

    FWIW, Intel support finally wrote back and said if AHCI is enabled in the BIOS and supported by the drivers and OS, then the drives controlled by the ICH controller will NOT show in the SRH list and can just be hotswapped at anytime. Nice to know from Intel's view how they are SUPPOSED to work even if I think actually a better UI would be if they DID show in the SRH list and you had to stop them before swapping as that way you would make sure no one was in the middle of using them. Dave

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    Default Re: When and how is hotswap supposed to work?

    codeslinger,

    im trying to piece this all together myself. from what ive read around the board it does seem that AHCI must be enabled to hotswap in Vista 64 (and I would have thought in XP too). Right now, i cant hotswap, coldswap, or in any way detect external drives over esata. i get no SRH icon, i cant see the drives in explorer...nothing. over usb all is normal.

    I was hoping some experienced guy could lay out what one does to make this work from start to finish, which non vista drivers are needed, when to install them, etc.

    Also, I was wondering if this all gets a lot easier in Win 7


    jh
    Last edited by justhangin; 02-03-2009 at 04:16 PM.

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    Default Re: When and how is hotswap supposed to work?

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