Re: OT: Hot-swappable IDE drives
On Wed, 6 Feb 2002 18:16:00 -0600
Ron Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Feb 2002 10:26:17 +1100 CaT <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 05:23:19PM -0600, Dimitri Maziuk wrote:
> > > * Ron Johnson (email@example.com) spake thusly:
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > I know that there are removable cartridges that allow one to swap
> > > > IDE disk drives when the PC is shut down, i.e. cold-swapping.
> > > >
> > > > Is there a way to hot-swap IDE drives like it it possible with
> > > > SCSI drives? The 'net research I've done indicates that it is
> > > > not possible, but I wonder if I have missed anything.
> > >
> > > I've hot-swapped IDE drives before. It's certainly doable, although
> > > I wouldn't recommend it. Why do you want to hot-swap it, anyway?
> > Cheaper then a zip disk I guess...
> Not cheaper than a ZIP250, but
> - a 40GB disk is 160x the capacity
> - infinitely more durable
> - faster
I infinitely agree with the faster bit. But when was the last time you
dropped a 40GB hard disk?
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