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Do I need to enable hot plugging for eSATA port?

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Maybe a common sense question but I've found no obvious answer.

Should I enable hot plugging for eSATA? I was trying to update firmware for a SSD and didn't want to open up my case.

I had a eSATA cable lying around and external power cable I use for hard drives.

I connected the eSATA cable and power, flipped the power switch to ON and the drive did not show up in Windows. I had to restart the computer before it detected which led me to think I need to enable hot plugging for that eSATA port.

This is on a ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe mobo.
 
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Instead of restarting windows when you hook up the drive, go into device manager and hit refesh, the drive should show up and be ready for use.
To remove, just go into device manager again and select the drive and uninstall or just shut down the pc.

Hope that helps buddy smile.gif
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You need to enable AHCI if you haven't done so already, but if you do enable it will cause a BSOD. There needs to a be a few tweaks to do enabling after a Windows install.

Now it's possible for your motherboard that there is an extra option to enable in the BIOS. On mine there is an option for the eSATA and SATA ports to be recognized as plug and play devices.
    
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Originally Posted by Jim McNasty View Post

Instead of restarting windows when you hook up the drive, go into device manager and hit refesh, the drive should show up and be ready for use.
To remove, just go into device manager again and select the drive and uninstall or just shut down the pc.
Hope that helps buddy smile.gif

Seems like a hassle. Wouldn't enabling hot plug be easier? I checked diskmgmt.msc and it didn't detect there but it would show up in Device Manager?
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Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post

You need to enable AHCI if you haven't done so already, but if you do enable it will cause a BSOD. There needs to a be a few tweaks to do enabling after a Windows install.
Now it's possible for your motherboard that there is an extra option to enable in the BIOS. On mine there is an option for the eSATA and SATA ports to be recognized as plug and play devices.

AHCI was enabled by default.

Hot swap, hot plug, plug and play, don't they all mean the same thing?
 
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Enable hot swap/plug for the Esata port in uefi/bios.
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