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hamstar
20-08-2006, 09:22 AM
SATA drives are naturally hotswappable aren't they guys?

Cheers,
hamstar

pcuser42
20-08-2006, 09:46 AM
Yes, if the SATA port is external (you can get these).

hamstar
20-08-2006, 09:49 AM
Um.. i mean just pulling one off the current cable and slapping another one in there. I have been able to do it before - as I have with IDE (once), i thort that was one of the big things about sata though was that it was hotswappable.

pcuser42
20-08-2006, 10:01 AM
You still can, but its recommended to have an external one.

The_End_Of_Reality
20-08-2006, 10:08 AM
What is the big deal about turning off the PC and swapping them?