Hot swappable disk and it's tray

Msi (motherboard) / Ms-7387
August 18, 2009 at 22:24:47
Specs: Windows Server 2003, 3.0 ghz / 1 megs
Is there any special hard disk required for this hot swappable disk tray/mobile racks?

http://www.bixnet.com/homoraforsah....

Any special motherboard required?
I want to use it with MS-7387 and Intel D945GCR

What brand should i go for? Please suggest some good trays/racks with which ordinary SATA drive can be used. i want to use it for offsite backup storage


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#1
August 18, 2009 at 23:10:53
The only requirement of any hot-swappable drive is that the drive and controller be SATA II. They must also be configured correctly for hot swappable capability.

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#2
August 19, 2009 at 01:53:59
Please visit these links and tell me whether its SATA I or II?

Intel D915GAV
Intel D945GCCR

"They must also be configured correctly for hot swappable capability"
How to configure?


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#3
August 19, 2009 at 09:47:18
I don't think the first one is SATA II, but the second (Intel D945GCCR) is.

Before installing Windows, make sure the SATA interface is set to "AHCI" mode. Once Windows is up and running, and you have the second drive (the hot swappable one) installed, set the properties of that drive to "Optimize for fast removal" through the device manager.

After all that, you should be able to pretty much yank the drive out when ever you want.

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#4
August 20, 2009 at 04:00:16
OS is already installed. How can i set the SATA Interface to "AHCI" after installation?

Yes you are right, second board is SATA II compatible but first one is not. unfortunately D915GAV is my Domain Controller and file server. i cannot change the board. is there any other device that supports SATA and SATA II

Please check this device
Professional Hot-Swap 3.5" SATA Hard Disk Drive Rack Mount Drawer


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August 20, 2009 at 04:05:28

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#6
August 20, 2009 at 10:31:04
The actual tray will have no effect. If your motherbaord doesn't have SATA 2 ports, you'll need to buy a SATA controller card.

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