Re: IDE and hot-swap disk caddies

Alan Cox (
Thu, 28 Mar 2002 09:33:48 +0000 (GMT)

> -some very cheap IDE swap bays have a mechanical interlock
> with the power switch. Your turn the key, and the drive shuts
> off, before you can pull it out. power sequencing solved? don't

No - you also have to isolate the IDE bus

> -PCMCIA has electrical hot swap support...?

Yes - but PCMCIA is effectively hot swap ISA bus, the controller is on
the pcmcia card - different ball game
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