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Question about Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR


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jrspie

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I'm trying to start making backups and want to know if the EP45-UD3LR or my SATA external hard drive will be damaged if I turn the hard drive on while the pc is already on.
Thanks for any help.
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iammykyl

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Hi J.

No for both.
When you start the external drive Windows will pop up, found new hardware, then something like, Mass storage device, ready to use,
There will be a small icon in the task bar, click on will then display, safely remove hardware with a list, click on the device you want to stop and when confirmed switch the device off.

You can, on a plug and play system, just switch off the device but, if it is the middle of doing something, like writing files, the data could be corrupted.
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jrspie

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Iammykyl,
OK. Thanks for your help.
Now I'm just left with an annoyance to figure out.
And that is that this is not working using eSATA. I've got to find a way to test the connection to the pc case header and then try to work from there.,
Good news is it's working with USB.
Have a good day.
J.
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Hi.
I would start a new post for the esata problem.
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