[Chugalug] SATA drives. Connect power first.

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 8 19:32:07 UTC 2013


Yeah, I can pull most SATA drives while Windows and Linux is operational.
Varies depending on the drive, but the controller should allow you to do it.
On Oct 8, 2013 3:30 PM, "Nick Smith" <nick at nicksmith.us> wrote:

> 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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