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CM 690 2 Advanced - how to activate hot swap feature?

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May 20, 2010 10:10:54 AM

hi all,

The case(CM 690 2 advanced),after I opened it,have two sata cables !!! One for the hot swap feature and one for the e-Sata interface on the top of the case.
How can I know which one is from the hot swap feature?

Also Ahci need to be activated !

Thank you.

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May 20, 2010 1:21:10 PM

You activate AHCI via the motherboard BIOS prior to OS installation. If it is activated all SATA ports are hot swappable.
May 20, 2010 2:46:55 PM

thanks for the answer!!!

but which sata cable out of the 2 ones from case needs to be connected?

thank you.
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May 20, 2010 4:32:32 PM

Which one will you be using? You can plug both in if you need to.
May 20, 2010 4:37:39 PM

I was plugging both but it is not working.
I was activating AHCI but still nothing!!! :( 
May 20, 2010 4:48:13 PM

AHCI *before* you load Windows. If you have already loaded Windows and then turn on AHCI you'll need to reload Windows as if it had not been done yet.
May 20, 2010 6:08:59 PM

I was modifying in Bios the option the I started windows but still not working but still not working !!!

May 20, 2010 10:50:10 PM

You need to completely re-install Windows. Not just re-start it.
May 21, 2010 4:44:04 AM


I will try that today.

Thank you.
May 21, 2010 1:01:45 PM

Be aware, you will need to use the F6 option during installation and have a pre-made floppy disk with the AHCI drivers on it that Windows will recognize.