Status of ESATA in F13 ?

JD jd1008 at
Mon Aug 16 16:01:54 UTC 2010

  On 08/16/2010 08:43 AM, Nataraj wrote:
> Geoffrey Leach wrote:
>> On 07/22/2010 08:37:00 AM, Linuxguy123 wrote:
>>> I am wondering how ESATA devices are supposed to work in F13 these
>>> days.
>>> Does F13 support hot plugging of ESATA devices ?
>>> Are they only recognized at boot time ?
>>> Are they supported at all ?
>> No problem at all. One caution - I don't run nautilis, so there may be
>> an issue there.
>    From reading this, it seems that this is dependant upon the hardware
> and which driver gets used.
> Nataraj
On my laptop,
I have external drives connected via esata to my pcmcia
esata adapter. I can unmount the drives and unplug them
and re-plug them and re-mount them while system is up.
Ditto with USB drives.
The sata ports on a motherboard are no different.
I am  not so sure about PATA though. I thought those have
to be detected at boot only. Hot swapping PATA (IDE) drives
could lock up or crash your system.

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