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Author: Subject: Oi! Daz! You had an Fatal1ty AN8, didn't you?
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[*] Post 317484 posted on 22-1-2008 at 15:14 Reply With Quote
Oi! Daz! You had an Fatal1ty AN8, didn't you?



You don't know if hot-swapping an IDE drive via a caddy is supported, do you?

Specifically, one of these:

http://en.vipower.com/products01_01.php?ID=38

I've done some research and drawn a total blank. confused2
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[*] Post 317494 posted on 22-1-2008 at 16:44 Reply With Quote


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You don't know if hot-swapping an IDE drive via a caddy is supported, do you?

Specifically, one of these:

http://en.vipower.com/products01_01.php?ID=38

I've done some research and drawn a total blank. confused2


I've used (and still do occassionally) that system but they don't allow hot swapping, if you think about the system logically, how could they, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Once you disconnect the HDD you lose connectivity to all the System/ BIOS drivers, it's not like plugging in an extra drive via the USB.

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[*] Post 317508 posted on 22-1-2008 at 18:24 Reply With Quote


Not sure, but according to the manual, there are two versions of the drive............one is non-hot swap, and the other can be hot swapped.
It seems on that one, you switch off the power to the HDD on the front of the caddy, and then remove it, so it seems to me that it doesn't matter what motherboard you have.
As long as the drive is switched off, it can be removed whilst the PC is running.
I've un-plugged/plugged in fans while the PC is running, and nothing has blown up, so I can't see much difference from removing a HDD as it is not active.

Try it and see................:D
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