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Re: [vox-tech] hotswapping an IDE drive?
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Re: [vox-tech] hotswapping an IDE drive?

On Sat, 27 Oct 2001, Chuck Polisher wrote:

> Foo Lim wrote:
> >
> > Does anyone wanna try this out?
>   <SNIP>
> > 8. IDE Hot-Swapping
> >
> > 12 Mar (3 posts) Archive Link: Ide Hot-swaping?
> >
> > Pozsar Balazs asked if it were possible to hot-swap IDE drives. Jeremy
> > Jackson replied, "read a recent man page for hdparm and you will see
> > kernel allows remove/add ide interface. scripts with correct parameter
>   <SNIP>
> Foo, one problem I see is pulling the power connector off of the
> drive. If the ground pins disconnect first, it's bye-bye drive.

Thanks, Chuck.  *I* wasn't going to do it.  I just put it out for some
brave individual to try it.  :)

BTW, how do servers with hot-swappable SCSI drives deal with this?  Does
this mean power supply manufacturers will soon be releasing better and
more flexible power connectors for regular consumption?  (I wouldn't hold
my breath.)


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