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Hi,

I am so umfamiliar about the concept "hot swap" when it comes to
SATA drives. Is it at all possible the have your computer on and at
the same time , plug in SATA drives and plug them out any other time?

I must have understood it the wrong way , please enlighten ,

Thanks for the help ...

Mr. R
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Yes, SATA specifications does allow hotswapping. This is implemented on all server SATA controllers. However, this feature is not always implemented on desktop motherboards. To perform a hotswap, go to Device Manager and disable the HD to safely remove hardware. Then remove the HD. Of course, do not remove your OS HD.

Then again, why do you need to hot swap a HD on a desktop PC?
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may be I want to hot swap a HD from one comp to another to copy file and stuff, would this be a good reason ?
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