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Adding eSATA and Hot Swapping?
I was looking at the thread here Hotswap eSATA Drive?, but it didn't really answer my question.
I've got a Dell Inspiron 530. My bios is set to IDE, can I add an eSATA card and get hot swapping? Or must I set my mother board bios to RAID, also? RAID, or IDE are my only choices, even after updating to the latest bios.
I added a Roswell RC-223 (SIG 3132 chipset) card to my PCIe 1x slot, and tried connecting my external HD (USB/eSATA enclosure) to it. I do not get the option to safely remove it.
Another question, do I have to format my drive via the eSATA port? The instructions said to format via the USB. The SIG user manual siad something about setting the drive up as a "pass through" drive.
Thanks for any help, or direction for where to look for help!
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