Windows server on pc level montherboard with hot swap.
Posted on 2012-09-14
I built a new server with pc level Intel motherboard and Windows server 2003.
I need to put more disks on it, but needs more disk bay. Before I buy a new case, I'm wondering if I can do hot swap with this setup. If then, I buy a case with disk hot swap bays.
Motherboard is Intel DG33TL with 6 SATA disks in RAID 10 and RAID 1.
I'm not sure hot swap of disk is a feature of hardware level of server motherboard or how I configure windows setting.
In disk properties, I see disk caching in Windows server. Is this the only one I have to disable to make disk hot swap possible? Or is disk hot swap a feature available from hardware level which is only offered in server level motherboard?
Also, the disk is SATA III. So if the hot swap is possible, can you recommend any server case with hot swap which supports SATA III?