Hot swap eSATA on MacPro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by JesterJJZ, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
  2. FireSlash macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2007
    I've tried these cables on PCs, and found that they are NOT hot swappable. Unless the Mac Pro has a different SATA implementation, which I doubt, since it's an Intel board.

    However, that enclosure claims it's hot swappable. In such a case, I would suspect as long as the enclosure isn't disconnected from the MP, you should be fine. Just make sure it's on and plugged in before you boot.
  3. Transeau macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2005
    Alta Loma, CA

    The onboard SATA connectors are NOT hot swap compatible. The chipset only checks for new drives on boot, and removing a drive would be treated as a failure. However, you wont cause any physical damage, but it could result in data loss.

    If you need hot-swap, go with this: Technology/TSATAIIE2P/

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