1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 22, 2010 8:55 PM by Chris_I

    SATA2 drives using Intel ICH10R SATA Controller are not hot swappable

      Problem: SATA2 drives using Intel ICH10R SATA Controller are not hot swappable

       

      ASUS Rampage III Extreme motherboard

      Windows 7 64-bit

       

      The Motherboard BIOS for the Intel ICH10R is in AHCI mode – not raid mode.

       

      Procedure

       

      Intel ICH10R SATA Controller

      Intel website - Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)

      Driver: f6flpy96x64.zip <- Obtained from Intel’s driver web site

       

      I installed the driver.

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      Reboot

      The Motherboard BIOS for the Intel ICH10R is in AHCI mode – not raid mode.

       

      I inserted a Seagate SATA2 drive into Intel ICH10R port.

      The drive appears in the File Manager, but does not appear in “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media”. Therefore, it is not hot swappable. Why?

       

      Thanks in advance.