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Does all SATA support hot-swapping drives?

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I'm connecting my NORCO 4220 (20-bay hot swap case) to an LSI 9211-8i and onboard SATA controller (AMD 760G/SB710).

Does the motherboard need to explicitly support SATA hot swap?

I'm sure the LSI 9211-8i does (it's a brand new SAS-2 controller card) but I'm unsure about the motherboard's SATA controller...
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As long as the mobo supports AHCI, hot swapping will work. If IDE mode is activated, hot-swap will not work.

The good news is that with windows 7, you can turn on AHCI with just a registry tweaks. With older versions of window, it meant you had to reinstall.
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ACHI = hot swap
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