I need setup steps to make SATA HD "hot swap-able"
Posted on 2005-04-21
My MB is ASUS P5AD2 Premium. It has 8 SATA connections on it. 4 of them just say SATA1,2,3,4. The other 4 say SATA_RAID1,2,3,4.
I have a 200G SATA system drive connected to SATA1, a 250G SATA drive connected to SATA2. I also have 2 Granite Digital 'hotswap' removable drive bays with 250G HDs in them and connected to SATA3,4. The BIOS is set to "configure SATA as Standard IDE" because with other settings I was unable to recognize the other drives.
My options for configure SATA are:
1) Configure SATA as Stard IDE
I am using this system as a video editing system and need to hot swap out the removable drives from time to time. I can swap the drives now with the system on, but they are not recognized until I shut system down and reboot. (total shutdown, not warm reboot). I am not interested in RAID with this setup because each drive is a separate storage medium unto itself.
Can someone give me some direction on how to set this up so the Granite Digital drive bays are "hot swapable" and I'm still able to boot from my current system drive?
System P4 3.6
HD: as listed above