Hot Swap HDD compatability?

I have a CoolerMaster Silencio 550 with a hot-swap bay. My motherboard is an Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0.

I have a pair of quite old HD's lying around, one 360GB and the other a mere 160GB and I thought I#d test out this hot-swap bay.

Plugged it in whilst the PC was on and it blew the damn fuse in the plug..

Why would this be? Does the HD you're attempting to use have to be hot-swap capable? Do I need software for it?
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More about swap compatability
  1. All sata drives support hot swap or they should. Your motherboard also needs to support hot swap. If you were to add an external drive enclosure (external drive), the enclosure would also need to support hot swap. You'll need to check your motherboard manual for this. Usually only the ESATA ports are hot swap capable.
  2. Do the HDDs still work? If not, check for a shorted TVS diode.
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