i just bought a hitachi 1 TB esata external HDD which is housed in a case thats sits on the desktop .
now i would like to know if i can plug this into my pc while the pc is on .
the case of the esata ext HDD has an on off switch . but i just need to know if i can plug in the esata cable into my pc (back panel there is a esata slot ) while the pc is already on .
will the pc pick up the drive , or does it need to reboot in order for me to seee the drive in windows . and is it safe to do so .
i have a usb ext HDD and i plug this in while the pc is on can i do the same for the esata HDD ?