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Esata cable

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December 30, 2010 3:26:50 PM

Hello,
can we connect a internal sata port to sata hard drive directly without shuttingdown the computer

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December 31, 2010 8:31:38 PM

That goes for eSATA (external SATA), not for internal. AFAIK, connecting drives without shutting down can be a risky proposition; if you need that ability, you can get an external open enclosure, like Thermaltake's Blacx or something similar. That connects via USB to the PC, but allows you to plug in a SATA drive as needed. EVEn in this case, mounting/unmounting the drive is recommended, to avoid HDD errors.
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