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What is the best external enclosure with a Hot Swap function

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March 8, 2010 8:48:07 PM

Do you guys know any external enclosure with a Hot Swap function? I hate turning off my computer every time in order to switch my drives. Thanks in advance!
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March 9, 2010 1:30:54 PM

Yes, get an eSATA enclosure.
Set your sata port to AHCI mode. Without this it may not support hot swap.
Read about AHCI before making the change in the bios.
I don't know what O/S you have.

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March 26, 2010 9:25:34 PM

I think his question was more along the line of inquiry as to what would be
the specific enclosure one would want to use. IE: what is everyone else using and the pro's & con's in our experience with the enclosures.

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March 29, 2010 6:02:32 AM

I am using Onnto's DataTale 4-bay RCM4DJ RAID and the TDM11H 3.5" enclosure. The RAID supports disk roaming and multiple task functions. Onnto come up with the design of the SmartGuider which I think is quite user friendly to install, insert and retrieve the disks between the RAID and the enclosure. It's a pretty cool design. Both products are USB+eSATA so for me I use eSATA to transfer music and movie files to save time. Personally I swap the disks pretty often since I need to take the disks around for work purpose. I like the convenience and user friendly design of Onnto's products. Hope this info helps. cheers. :) 
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