Simple Question about AHCI, Plug and Play?

Asus Sabertooth x58 motherboard
May 8, 2016 at 14:09:18
Specs: Windows 10, 3.2 GHz / 8192 MB
With AHCI enabled, can I now basically "hotswap" in and out extra harddrives?

Alarms are going off in my head when I think about it. All my computer senses are saying "NO, DONT DO IT!", but I've never really toyed with AHCI (or even RAID) before, so I dont know the answer myself.
I've googled "AHCI plug and play" question and have gotten "Yes" as an answer, but I want to be 100% clear, so I'll post the question here.

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#1
May 8, 2016 at 15:21:30
Do you have the hardware for hot swapping?

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#2
May 9, 2016 at 01:07:14
I dont think I understand completely.
Do you mean like an external sata card or something like that?

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#3
May 9, 2016 at 06:08:40
You can't just open a running computer and rip the drive out. You need special drive bays designed for hot swapping. Something like this.

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#4
May 9, 2016 at 08:43:01
Thats what I thought.

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#5
May 11, 2016 at 20:02:21
Regardless of whether you're going to be hot-swapping or not, you should have AHCI enabled. Are you saying that you don't?

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#6
May 15, 2016 at 13:18:02
I do, but I didnt before (when I was using Windows 7).

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