Swapping Data Drives In XP

I have read a thread about hot swapping operateing system drives in XP. Can XP idenitify hot swap data drives?
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  1. Yes, XP identifies them when SATA II is used for both the controller and drive, you disconnect them in software (to clear the buffer) before disconnecting the hardware, just as you would a USB drive.

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  2. If you use those hot swap 5.25in drive bays that you plug in a hard drive into does XP funtcion with these like it does with like a USB drive? Or do you have to plug the hard drive in then turn on the computer?
  3. XP doesn't know whether you're using a drive tray or not in this case, it's using the SATAII protocols for hot-swaping, you can disconnect a drive in software (then unplug it) whether it's connected directly to a cable or through a drive tray.

    Again I stress you have to be using SATAII for both the controller and the drive to use this included feature. Using this feature is a way around buying special "hot swap" drive racks.

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