[Chugalug] SATA drives. Connect power first.

Nick Smith nick at nicksmith.us
Tue Oct 8 19:15:43 UTC 2013

They've always functioned like USB devices for me, can unplug them while
the machine is running (linux and mac and most of the time win7)

On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 3:06 PM, Unkmar <unkmar at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yep, and that is why I wanted SATA so bad when it first come out.
> You can disconnect them after umount too.  Just don't try doing that on a
> windows system.  I don't know if Vista, 7, or 8 handle it.  I do know that
> XP would crap itself.
> Instant BLUE SCREEN.
> I've never tried such things with a Mac.  I barely touch those things.
> On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 2:15 PM, John Aldrich <jmaldrich at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Quoting Unkmar <unkmar at gmail.com>:
>>  Granted, this probably goes without saying.  Connect the power first.
>>> I discovered that connecting the power,  Nothing happens.  Then I connect
>>> the data cable and then the drive spins up.
>>> Lucius L. Hilley III
>> Wait... you connect a new drive to a powered-up system???
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