Closed Can pulling a drive out of esata dock while its running bad sectors Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: January 24, 2012 1:10 PM in Storage Share alohascott October 25, 2011 8:28:33 PM can pulling a drive out of esata dock while its running make bad sectors? I had a bunch of drive problems within a day of getting esata dock. More about : pulling drive esata dock running bad sectors Best solution anonymous1 a b G Storage October 25, 2011 8:36:58 PM You should not unplug a running hard drive. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_crash inzone a c 119 G Storage October 25, 2011 8:39:26 PM Ditto ^. E-sata is not hot swapable and should only be unpluged when the computer is off. Related resources eSATA HD randomly disconnects/disappears - Forum Bad Sectors on old Drive , failure apparently imminent. - Forum Bad sectors in first 100 gigs of drive ? - Forum Copying Files from HD with Bad Sectors - Forum Hard Disk has many Bad Sectors (reallocated sector count) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer alohascott October 25, 2011 8:57:41 PM Best answer selected by alohascott. GhislainG a b G Storage October 26, 2011 12:18:49 PM inzone said:Ditto ^. E-sata is not hot swapable and should only be unpluged when the computer is off. eSATA is hot swappable if the system is configured properly (AHCI drivers and a controller that supports hot swapping). WyomingKnott a c 259 G Storage October 26, 2011 1:04:13 PM GhislainG said:eSATA is hot swappable if the system is configured properly (AHCI drivers and a controller that supports hot swapping). Yep. But we have to remind people of the basic principle - Don't remove it until you use Safely Remove Hardware to flush any write buffers. Mousemonkey January 24, 2012 1:10:57 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDead Drive : How to bypass bad sectors ? ForumRepair Bad Sectors , HELP! ForumHard drive with 99.9 % bad sectors . ForumBest way to check for bad sectors on a brand new drive ? ForumError checking to fix bad sectors , but it's not moving? ForumBAD SECTORS ForumHaving bad sectors , I really need the drive , what to do? ForumFixing Damaged Sectors without Reformating or using Disk Utility ForumDesktop HD with alot of Bad Sectors , can't boot need to recover! ForumEach WD Internal drive getting bad sectors after some days!!! ForumeSATA vs SATA; RAID 5 setup ForumWhat does bad sectors on external hard drive mean ForumMy HDD has some bad sectors , should I be getting rid of it? ForumTo RAID or not to RAID, backup advice. ForumMy computer is not reading my western digital 500gb external hard drive More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !