HD Caddy and hot swapping.

  seedie 16:16 30 Mar 2003

I've just fitted a hard drive caddy and put 2nd hd in it.
It has a sliding lock at the front which prevents the caddy from being removed
and it also incoporates a power switch.

The instuctions say the drive can be hot-swapped because releasing the lock
cuts off the power supply to the disk in the caddy. If I do this with W98 running
is there likely to be a problem when I put the other disk in?

My instinct is to switch the computer off before swapping drives. Any views / experiences on this please?


  tenor 16:45 30 Mar 2003

It is hot swappable,if you use software,but is it necessary?safer to swap when machine is off.Why risk losing your files.

  DieSse 16:50 30 Mar 2003

click here

Look at this software here.

Note you cannot hot-swap the boot drive!

  seedie 17:29 30 Mar 2003

Interesting site; it's a databridge caddy.
Umm,wouldn't dream of putting C: in the caddy :)

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