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    SubjectRe: DE and hot-swap disk caddies
    On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, Alan Cox wrote:

    > I would imagine Dell have stuff there to do electrical isolation, or that
    > they have parts of the IDE controller built into the actually removable drive
    > unit itself. With additional electronics you can safely do IDE hot plugging,
    > but you do need the electronics and the host co-operation.

    You are on the money now!

    It requires more than what the average joe OS can do on its own.

    Cheers,

    Andre Hedrick
    LAD Storage Consulting Group

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