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    sata question

    Ive got one of these: Silicon Image Products - SiI3512 - PCI to 2 Port SATA150 on that page it says "Hot-Plug capable" - does that mean I can plug a HD into the PCI card while the machine is turned on?

    At the moment I cant get the system to boot when a HD is plugged into the card. The OS (gentoo) lists the card OK in lspci once its booted. I was just wondering if I can try plugging in a HD to it once Ive got the machine booted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Ive got one of these: Silicon Image Products - SiI3512 - PCI to 2 Port SATA150 on that page it says "Hot-Plug capable" - does that mean I can plug a HD into the PCI card while the machine is turned on?

    At the moment I cant get the system to boot when a HD is plugged into the card. The OS (gentoo) lists the card OK in lspci once its booted. I was just wondering if I can try plugging in a HD to it once Ive got the machine booted?
    Yes, provided both drive and controller will support hot-swapping.

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    check you have the most up to date firmware for the card, I had a similar problem with another Sil chipset where it wouldnt boot when drives were connected that I solved by updating the firmware.

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    thanks, will investigate. See my other thread though ("strange hardware problem"), as the card used to work fine, and then stopped.

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