Browsing the net I found this mobile rack for HDDs.
It seems an interesting way to swap HDDs instead of using external boxes, but I’m not sure that is really a good idea.[/QUOTE]
It’s a good idea as long as your drives are in AHCI mode.
[QUOTE=geno888;2531303]Is it dangerous for HDDs? Even if they claim that is possible to do more than 50,000 swaps, I still have some doubts that is really possible to swap a disk so many times.[/QUOTE]
I dont think that you can damage an HDD if it’s been safely removed by the OS, and i also believe that you will throw it in the trash long before it reach the 50.000 swaps:bigsmile:.
[QUOTE=geno888;2531303]I know for sure that my mainboard supports hot swap (because all HDDs currently connected to the sata slots are listed in the “safely remove hardware” tray icon (Win7 Ultimate 64-bit), so theoretically I could do the hot swap with all the discs.[/QUOTE]
Theoretically yes, but you need to have enough room and a great case that allows you to have full access on your HDD’s so i think that it’s hard, plus why take the risk when you can power down the pc and do it safely.
[QUOTE=geno888;2531303]Is it needed some special kind of HDD to do hot swap or any disk is good?[/QUOTE]
I think that all sata disks should do the job fine.
[QUOTE=geno888;2531303]Any advices about the above mobile rack? I found it at a very nice price (lower than an external box) and being not forced to use an external PSU I can also have less chaos in my desk
If you like it get it, but i prefer to have an external docking station.