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Is internal SATA Hot-swappable?

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I'm running a server and don't want to shut down my computer,
and I need to connect a sata drive that has files I need.

I never really knew if internal SATA drives were hot swappable, usually I just shut down.

Will hot-swapping an internal SATA drive blow up my computer?

I want a simple yes/no answer for this from someone who knows for sure.
Thank you.

Never knew about this, it should be interesting to find out.
post #2 of 5
As long as ACHI is on.
post #3 of 5
You can hot-swap SATA drives as long as your motherboard has AHCI enabled (means you need to select either AHCI or RAID in the BIOS, and not IDE).
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IDE = no
ACHI/RAID = yes
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As mentioned, if you have your SATA ports set to AHCI/RAID, then yes, you can hotswap pretty much any SATA drive barring the one holding your OS.
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