[kwlug-disc] eSATA hot pluggable on Linux?

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Tue Jun 1 19:07:52 EDT 2010


On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 11:28 AM, Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com> wrote:

> --- On *Tue, 6/1/10, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>* wrote:
>
> Anyone had experience with eSATA and is it hotpluggable under Linux?
> Do you need certain BIOS features for this?
>
> I have an eSATA bay for my external USB/eSATA HDD drive.
>
> I haven't found a way to make it hot swap. If I have to remove it or
> re-insert it, I must turn off my computer.
>

That was exactly what I was seeing: the disk had to be plugged in with the
computer turned off to be identified.

Unsuitable for a server of course.
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