I am trying to set up an XP system as a backup computer. It has three serial ATA drives: one for the OS, and two in Addonics combo hard drive cases (http://www.addonics.com/products/combo_hdd/aechdsa35.asp
). I also have an Asus P5GD1 motherboard (http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket775/p5gd1/overview.htm
), and an Intel P4 processor with 915P Express architecture that supports the Matrix Storage technology (http://support.intel.com/support/chipsets/imst/sb/CS-012308.htm
As far as I know, everything that I have supports hot swapping. The Addonics drive case, the motherboard, the processor. Nothing is giving me a straight answer to my question though: Can I pull my drive out when the system is running without damaging it? Do I have to turn the drive off first? Do I have to unmount the drive first?
-There doesn't seem to be a setting in the BIOS, which the Intel page is telling me
-There isn't a little icon for "removable hardware" in the system tray that one normally gets for USB/Firewire enclosures, etc for me to unmount a drive