Re: SATA Hot swap
>> "PureEvil" <PureEvil@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I have a removable SATA drive bay that I use for drives with music and
>> > on them. I just got Vista Ultimate this past week and I can't figure
>> > out
>> > why
>> > it is not recognizing my drive unless it is in during boot up. Any
>> > suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> "Anna" wrote:
>> Presumably you're working with a SATA-II HDD and a motherboard that
>> the "hot-swapping" ("hot-plugging") capability of SATA HDDs. It really
>> when you pose questions of this nature if you would provide details as to
>> the make & model of the components involved.
>> I assume that when you refer to a "removable SATA drive bay", you're
>> referring to a mobile rack to house your removable SATA HDD and that the
>> drive is a secondary HDD. If that is so, and the drive is not powered up
>> until after you bootup, and is thus not detected by the system, do
>> In Device Manager right-click on Disk drives and invoke the "Scan for
>> hardware changes" item listed in the sub-menu. In all likelihood the
>> then will be recognized by the system.
"PureEvil" <PureEvil@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Thank you for the help. Sorry about the lack of detail. I was confused as
> why it wasn't working because I'm having no trouble with hot swapping
> when running XP or any of my other OSs. Your advice got me one step
> I can change the drives now, but I have to manually go in and scan for
> hardware changes each time. Is there a way to set it up to autodetect the
> change like my other OSs do? It's not like I swap them out all that
> often, I
> just want things working the way I think they should be. Thanks again.
Not that I'm aware of. It seems it's a function of the motherboard involved.
With some motherboards the secondary SATA HDD is detected with no problem
even when it is powered on after bootup. With others, such as what you're
experiencing, the system does not detect the SATA HDD if it is powered on
following bootup, except under the condition I previously mentioned. At
least we haven't been able to find a better solution.