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Windows 7: Need help setting up Hot Swap in Windows 7

01 Nov 2015   #1
JustinBan

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
Need help setting up Hot Swap in Windows 7

So I am trying to setup hot swap for some ~500GB Samsung SSD's so that I can use them to transfer files from a recording deck to a desktop at work. So far I have purchased and installed THIS 2x2.5" SATA drive Hot Swap Bay in the computer, I have it hooked up to SATA3 6Gb/sec connectors, and have AHCI enabled on the motherboard. What is happening now is when I pop in the SSD's the computer appears to recognize it and in the "Intel Rapid Storage Management" software they show up, but they don't show up in "Windows File Explorer". What is it that I need to do now?

Thanks in advance
Justin


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01 Nov 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Have you formatted the drive once you installed it in the HotSwap bay.

When the HotSwap drive is installed does it show up in Disk Management?
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01 Nov 2015   #3
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JustinBan View Post
but they don't show up in "Windows File Explorer". What is it that I need to do now?
Along with Layback's question about disk management, do they have drive letter's?

That part I quoted above would suggest they don't, providing they are seen in disk management.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows
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01 Nov 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This might help us. With your HotSwap drives plugged in.

Tutorial by Golden.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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02 Nov 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Looks like rapid storage is wanting you to setup Raid or something :/
Which I have no idea what that is

I also put a 2.5 350gb hdd in my other ez swap evo's second tray and got nothing so this is an interesting thread
I use primarily the single tray to sway ssd's with os's on them to dual boot which it works but can't or really haven't had the time to figure out what's Raid setup and can it be changed swapped with another or shared with another os :/
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02 Nov 2015   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hot Swap has to be enabled in the Bios or UEFI for each motherboard SATA port you want to hot swap from. Of course, as already mentioned, any drive you want to hot swap also needs to initialized and formatted first to give it a drive letter.
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02 Nov 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Lady, good point on the bios settings. I forgot about those settings.
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02 Nov 2015   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Lady, good point on the bios settings. I forgot about those settings.
I cheated when I built my present computer and enabled all the SATA ports that were Hot Swap capable (the two Marvel ports were not). That has proven handy occasionally when fooling around inside the computer without having to shut down and restart multiple times.
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03 Nov 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I personally don't mind shutting down seems the safest way to swap out anyway
The odd thing I see is the only options in bios is raid/ intel rapid storage
I just haven't had the time to understand raid 0 from.... 10
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03 Nov 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Many times I shut down the computer even using HotSwap.
To me HotSwap just makes it easier to to install ssd and remove them without opening the case.
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