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Windows 7: How can I disable a hard drive temporarily?

05 Feb 2012   #11
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
You can but a hot swap drive bay for little money. Find one with a power button on it and it will work like an external esata drive. Just turn it on when you need it.

something like SNT-125B Black 3.5" SATA Hard drive to 5.25" Bay SATA Mobile Rack Removable Hard drive kit
That is a perfect setup. I have 3 of those on my desk - eSata, USB3 and USB2. Most of the time they are off because they are backup drives for my desktop and laptop. I reuse the HDDs from when I installed the SSDs on the laptops.

But even when they are not on the desktop or have no switch, at Home Depot you can buy a remote controlled switch for little money. In Germany I use one of those that can control 3 seperate switches with one control.


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