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Hot plug on Marvell 64xx/63xx SAS Controller

Question

Can I use the internal Marvell Controller sata-ports for hot plugging HDDs?

 

I would like to use on of the ports for a mobile rack with the usability of an eSata-port.

 

At the properties-section of the controller in the device-manager I enabled hot-plug for all ports. But the attached HDDs don´t show up as removable devices. 

 

Will this work? 

Answer

The ports don't allow hot-plug.   You can plug a drive in while the system is up but have to flag it as online in disk management.

 

The D20 has an eSATA port in the upper left-hand corner of the back and may be good alternative.

 

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