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Thread: Hot plug and unplug eSATA/SATA hard drives

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    mike_oday NNTP User

    Default Hot plug and unplug eSATA/SATA hard drives

    Hi all,

    I would like to know the proper procedure to hot plug and unplug eSATA hard drive with openSUSE 11.1. Can anyone give me some directions?

    Thanks!

    Mike

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    Default Re: Hot plug and unplug eSATA/SATA hard drives

    1. Put cable between thumb and forefinger and plug in.
    2. Repeat first part and pull out.

    Or is there something else you need to know?
    Günter

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    mike_oday NNTP User

    Default Re: Hot plug and unplug eSATA/SATA hard drives

    Well, I mean before I hot unplug the eSATA drive, I usually use "umount <device>" to unmount the drive from the mount point, before I hot unplug the drive.

    Is there more I need to do in order to power down the drive first, then unplug it.

    In windows, I usually go to device manager to disable the eSATA drive before I unplug it (the Safely Remove Hardware wizard does not work). When I disable the drive, I can hear the drive power down itself.

    Don't know what is the proper procedure to do in it openSUSE 11.1.

    Thank!

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    Default Re: Hot plug and unplug eSATA/SATA hard drives

    Sorry for the flippant response, couldn't resist I don't have an eSATA drive but I would imagine that it works the same as any removable device, such as a USB drive, i.e. that it is automounted in /media and that you right-click on it in Dolphin (or your favourite file manager) to "Safely remove...".
    Günter

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    elnaz NNTP User

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    I'm a new user.I want to know how I can save a file in terminal?

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    Default Re: Hot plug and unplug eSATA/SATA hard drives

    Wrong thread and topic. Start a new one in the Applications forum.
    Günter

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