Hot Swap SATA Drives Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by David Owens, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. David Owens

    David Owens Guest

    I'm trying to use a set of internal SATA drives
    for backups on Windows Server 2003 SP2. The SATA
    drives are in hot swap trays that can be inserted
    into a mobile rack. The rack connects to the motherboard
    using a standard SATA data cable.

    The drives in the trays seem to work fine, but I'm
    having problems getting them to be hot swappable.
    When I took out one of the trays and inserted another
    to format the hard drive in it, the system reset.

    What do I need to do to make this work? I was assuming
    SATA II drives and motherboard chipsets supported hot
    swapping. The board has an Intel 5000V (Blackford-VS)
    chipset and Enterprise South Bridge 2. The mobile rack
    is a Kingwin KF-811, and the SATA II drives are Western
    Digital 160GB WD1600JS.
     
    David Owens, Aug 16, 2007
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  2. I have no professional experience with hot-swapping, but I made a few tests
    on my home PC - Elitegroup K7VTA3, KT333 chipset, AMD Athlon 1700+, 1 GB
    RAM. Neither the main-board, not the hard-disks indicate hot-swappable, so I
    guess they both are not.


    I usually disable the disk from Device Manager, in hope that this will flush
    the cache to disk. Then I unplug the hard-disk from the power and then the
    IDE cable. In the system log, an entry is created: "The device disappeared
    unexpectedly...".
    When adding a disk, the trick is to attach the power, wait a few seconds and
    the attach the IDE cable. Then in Device Manager I rescan for new hardware
    and the hard-disk is ready for use.
    If I connect the IDE first, some times the system will freeze when I plug-in
    the IDE cable.

    At least that's how it is with my system.


    :
    | I'm trying to use a set of internal SATA drives
    | for backups on Windows Server 2003 SP2. The SATA
    | drives are in hot swap trays that can be inserted
    | into a mobile rack. The rack connects to the motherboard
    | using a standard SATA data cable.
    |
    | The drives in the trays seem to work fine, but I'm
    | having problems getting them to be hot swappable.
    | When I took out one of the trays and inserted another
    | to format the hard drive in it, the system reset.
    |
    | What do I need to do to make this work? I was assuming
    | SATA II drives and motherboard chipsets supported hot
    | swapping. The board has an Intel 5000V (Blackford-VS)
    | chipset and Enterprise South Bridge 2. The mobile rack
    | is a Kingwin KF-811, and the SATA II drives are Western
    | Digital 160GB WD1600JS.
     
    George Valkov, Aug 16, 2007
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  3. David Owens

    shimoni Guest

    You need to make sure that your mother board support this kind of operation.
    Check the intel website and the motherboard documentation.
     
    shimoni, Aug 17, 2007
    #3
  4. Hi!

    Is not only E-Sata hot-swap?

    Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Hauer, Aug 17, 2007
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