Re: DE and hot-swap disk caddies

Andre Hedrick (
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 16:27:18 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

> I would imagine Dell have stuff there to do electrical isolation, or that
> they have parts of the IDE controller built into the actually removable drive
> unit itself. With additional electronics you can safely do IDE hot plugging,
> but you do need the electronics and the host co-operation.

You are on the money now!

It requires more than what the average joe OS can do on its own.


Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

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