[clug] hot-swap (hotplug) sata, Intel ICH7 controller

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 06:09:41 GMT 2007

Hi Steve,

I have certainly had this work in the past so I know it is possible.

My first question is (I dont think I saw this in all the output
below!) is the device coming up as hda or sda?

Regarding dmraid/etc vs software.  I have always found SW Raid to be
faster/better/stronger/safer than cheap RAID on a chip type MB's. The
drivers issue is also a lot simpler as you just disable the RAID
thingo in the BIOS or tell it to run in JBOD mode.


On 4/24/07, Steve Granger <steveg at magellan-technology.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm currently testing the capabilities of a SATA hotswap system and
> whether it is possible to replace a failed disk without powering down
> the machine. So far I have been unsuccessful and would be interested in
> others experiences with similar hardware.
> Should I try and use the proprietary adaptec driver?  or dmraid? maybe
> my controller just can't hot plug devices?

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