Hardware Thread, sata question in Technical; Ive got one of these: Silicon Image Products - SiI3512 - PCI to 2 Port SATA150 on that page it ...
25th May 2009, 01:49 PM #1
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?
25th May 2009, 02:13 PM #2
Yes, provided both drive and controller will support hot-swapping.
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
26th May 2009, 01:03 PM #3
- Rep Power
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.
Thanks to Chris_Jones from:
RabbieBurns (26th May 2009)
26th May 2009, 01:29 PM #4
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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