I recently bought a drive caddy for an ATA hard drive. The unit is in two parts: a cassette, into which can be fitted a standard ATA hard drive, and a carrier permanently fitted into a standard drive bay. The carrier includes a power keyswitch for the drive bay.
I installed it, brought the box (running 4.9) back up, and then switched on the power to the drive. FreeBSD didn't recognise the drive even after an atacontrol reinit of the channel. I then dropped the box and brought it back up with the keyswitch for the drive in the ON position. It now recognises the drive (could this be BIOS-related?). Is it safe to simply switch the power to the drive off using the keyswitch and then remove the cassette with the server running but the drive bay powered down? Do I need to do anything other than ensure that the drive is unmounted at the time? And having done that, if I replace the drive and then reapply power using the keyswitch, would I need to do anything to get FreeBSD to notice the return of the device? I'm reluctant to experiment any more than I have done: the server the drive bay has been fitted to is our live fileserver, with 120GB of user data on two drives on the other ATA channel. Jonathan _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"