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Re: hotplugging ide harddrive

On 6/4/07, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
On 06/04/07 10:23, Atis wrote:
> On 6/4/07, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
>> On 06/03/07 22:19, Ms Linuz wrote:
>> > I've been googling but haven't found any clue yet.
>> > I want to hotplug my ide disk so i can put it on my computer while the
>> > computer's running.
>> > Then just automatically mount ( or at least detected for mounted
>> manually
>> > later ) like usb storage.
>> > As a former windows user, I can easlly do it on m$win by plugging
>> the drive
>> > then 'scan for harddware changes'
>> > on the system control panel.
>> You can plug a raw drive directly into a running system?  I don't
>> believe you.  As Douglas says, IDE doesn't support hot-swapping.
> Yes, you can. Main danger is from plugging in power, but whenever you
> add a switch for power cable - no problem. It's even working under
> windows.

Do you have a URL?

Dorry, i don't, but i have done it lot of times. Some 5 years ago
there was "mobile rack" for 15$, you just install it in 5.25" mount,
and have a put your hdd in removable box. It had some simple mechanism
for mechanically terminating power, and that's all.

Also about power - i remember from my electronics studies, that
teacher told - connecting/disconnecting power while HDD is on, can
cause some fluctuations, that might be dangerous. As for data - you
can connect/disconnect them any time you like (just better don't write
anything ;)


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