3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 3, 2013 9:24 AM by sylvia_intel

    DH87RL SATA Hot-Plug Problem


      Hi Guys,


      I'am using an HDD Cage on SATA Port 4 so i marked this Port as Hot-Plug in the Bios (DH87RL BIOS 322), installed Windows 7 x64, the Chipset Software and the Rapid Storage Technology Driver

      When i insert a HDD it will be detectet correctly by the BIOS, Windows and the RST Utility, but RST says that Port 4 is an internal Port and Windows dont shows the safely removing hardware Button.


      What can I do to get hot plug capability on this Port?




        • 1. Re: DH87RL SATA Hot-Plug Problem

          Hello Mobau, if hot-swap is “enable” on BIOS, you will be able to remove and install the hard drives connected to the SATA ports.


          They act as a regular USB device, just be careful to not disconnect it while it is being used.


          Since the hard drive is connected to a SATA port, the safely removing hardware Button, that is usually located on the Task Bar, is not going to appears.


          It will come up if the hard drive is plug to an external SATA port.


          Here are some pictures that I just took in order to show you how it looks when the HDD connected to an external SATA port.





          • 2. Re: DH87RL SATA Hot-Plug Problem

            Hello Sylvia,


            I know how it should work, but in my case it dont do that.


            - Hot-Plug in enabled for Sata Port 4 in the Bios

            - Rapid Storage Technology Utility handles Port 4 as a "interal" Port


            = There is NO safely removing hardware Button when i connect a Drive to that Port!


            • 3. Re: DH87RL SATA Hot-Plug Problem

              Mobau, base on your notes,  you are still connecting the HDD on an internal port (SATA 4).

              The "Safely remove button"  will appears when the HDD is connected to an external SATA port or an USB port only.

              However, while the hard drive is not being in use, you can connect it or disconnect it without losing your data, even when it is on SATA 4.