Originally posted by gusx
sorry, i was kind of in a hurry when i asked my question at first
i just checked on the box to get more specification
the model is SNT-169A133
I'll give out some more details written on the box that may be more usefull for you to answer me:
-Real RAID/SERVER Level mobile rack
-IDE, ATA100/ATA133. U3W. SCA. FIBER CHANNEL
-Auto Handle Actuated & Auto Plug-in
-Power control keylock, hot swappable
Does hot swappable means it is safe?
I can't post links since i'm under 5 posts so you can google the model number if you want more specification.
Or you can just ask me.
i put the model in google and the sunnytek website mentions "hot swap" in the specifications
but ide doesn't support hotswap.
I have seen some mobile trays that were hotswap but they were connected to a special "ide" controller.
Generally you could unregister the drive from the bus (man hdparm) and then you could power it off, but
as the hdparm manpage says
-U Un-register an IDE interface. Dangerous. The companion for the
-R option. Intended for use with hardware made specifically for
hot-swapping (very rare!). Use with knowledge and extreme cau-
tion as this can easily hang or damage your system. The hdparm
source distribution includes a 'contrib' directory with some
user-donated scripts for hot-swapping on the UltraBay of a
ThinkPad 600E. Use at your own risk.
I don't have much experience with hotswap ide hardware (i don't think that many exist) but i wouldn't do it if i were you.