[kwlug-disc] eSATA hot pluggable on Linux?

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Tue Jun 1 11:22:27 EDT 2010


On Tue, 2010-06-01 at 11:13 -0400, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> So here is the situation.
> 
> I managed to get offsite backups back after a long hiatus. 
> 
> The short version: a disk drive dock that accepts 2.5" or 3.5" disks
> does the trick. It comes with a SATA and USB connection.
> 
> The USB version works fine. The SATA part does not work.
> 
> Details here 
> http://baheyeldin.com/technology/linux/offsite-backup-linux-using-hard-disk-drive-dock-and-sata-laptop-disks.html
> 
> Anyone had experience with eSATA and is it hotpluggable under Linux?
> Do you need certain BIOS features for this?
> -- 
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin


I've had success with this PCI-E card in ubuntu Karmic:

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=19_252_254&item_id=012318

eSATA is hotpluggable and works well.  I believe it uses a jmb36x
controller which is found on many motherboards.
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