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Can pulling a drive out of esata dock while its running bad sectors

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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
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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.
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October 25, 2011 8:57:41 PM

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a c 82 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).
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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.
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January 24, 2012 1:10:57 PM

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