Status of ESATA in F13 ?

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 15:44:47 UTC 2010


On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 at gmail.com> 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 ?
>
> Thanks
>
> $ uname -a
> Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.33.5-124.fc13.i686.PAE #1 SMP Fri Jun 11
> 09:42:24 UTC 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

I haven't had any problems hot plugging regular sata drives so long as
the hard drive and BIOS support it. Be sure to have your SATA BIOS
settings to AHCI and not IDE. I've done this frequently with failing
drives to minimize their "ON" time so I could rescue as much data as
possible.

Richard


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