[kwlug-disc] eSATA hot pluggable on Linux?

William Park opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Tue Jun 1 19:47:10 EDT 2010


On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 11:13:51AM -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?

I use SATA harddisk tray for backup.  It's installed in 5.25" slot, and
connected directly to internal SATA connector.  And, I can insert,
mount, umount, and remove hardisk.  But, this may be just a feature of
NVIDIA chipset on motherboard.

-- 
William




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