Hot Swapping SATA drive?
quartz at sneakertech.com
Sat May 18 23:20:25 UTC 2013
>> You need the sata ports running in straight up pure ahci mode (as
>> opposed to "IDE mode" or "compatible" or something that emulates old
>> style parallel-ata).
> OK. Thanks Quartz,. I'll make it a point to check for that.
The wording on different bios' can often be confusing. I've seen ahci
mode referred to on one board as "native mode" but on a different system
it's referred to as "enhanced" (where "normal" is emulation), and other
oddisims. Double check your mobo manual and find the chapter that talks
>> You'll also almost certainly want to disable any motherboard-based raid
>> options too, as they tend to be complete crap.
> OK. I never use RAID in any form anyway, so it probably is already
> disabled, but I'll make a point to double check.
A word of warning: Not all boards do things *right*, so it pays to test.
I've encountered systems where you get gpt checksum errors and stuff
when ahci is on because the board masks part of the drive for its
fake-raid stuff even if you have fake-raid supposedly turned off.
it has a certain smooth-brained appeal
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