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Windows 7: Sata Hotswapping

15 May 2011   #1
wdeva

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Sata Hotswapping

Hey guys,
I've some question on windows sata hotswapping

I've installed Windows 7 Pro x64 with AHCI enabled.
I'm able to plug in a sata drive when windows is running, and it detects properly.
Now the problem is, how do I remove it?
None of my harddisks are detected as removable, thus no options for safety removable like usb drives.

Is there something that I'm missing?
Or I'll just have to ensure that I'm not writing/reading from the drive, and just plug it out?

Thanks!


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15 May 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

This link may help you: Enable SATA Hot Swap
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15 May 2011   #3
wdeva

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

seavixen32, thanks! it worked great!
but any idea why windows isn't showing my drives as removable?
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15 May 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wdeva View Post
seavixen32, thanks! it worked great!
but any idea why windows isn't showing my drives as removable?
No, I'm afraid not.

A search on Google may help and with a bit of luck one of our many experts will throw some light on the matter.
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15 May 2011   #5
wdeva

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

alright, thanks! =)
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15 May 2011   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Chipset drivers installed? As far as I know while Windows supports the feature, it takes the chipset/SATA driver installed for it to work.
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15 May 2011   #7
wdeva

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Chipset drivers installed? As far as I know while Windows supports the feature, it takes the chipset/SATA driver installed for it to work.
I'm using win7's default drivers
So I'll have to install the AMD AHCI drivers instead?
should I get the one from my motherboard manufacturer or direct from AMD?
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15 May 2011   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just get it from AMD,

ATI Radeon
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15 May 2011   #9
wdeva

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

tried the AMD drivers, but still the same
guess I'll stick with the tiny neat app =)
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15 May 2011   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What motherboard do you have?
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