Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Showing results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Crazy idea :p

  1. #1
    Experienced User
    Reef's Avatar
    Join Date
    30.03.2003
    Posts
    860

    Default Crazy idea :p

    Wouldn't it be cool if some drive manufacturer releases a DVD drive with an on/off button?
    That way it would be very easy to physically 'unplug' your drive(s). Just switch off the drive(s), mount your image and play

  2. #2

    Default ...

    Serial ATA is supposed to support swapping. A power button would be a nice addition.
    the modern world:
    net helpmsg 4006

  3. #3

    Default

    You could do that with a power switch in the drives' power cables... That should do the trick, I think. Interesting idea, too bad I don't even have SATA
    "I was inappropriately blunt, wasn't I? Sorry, I do that a lot."

  4. #4

    Default

    you'd need to either scann for hardware changes as you switch them off, or otherwise convince windows that they'r'e hot swappable as it grinds to a halt if an IDE drive is missing when it should be there.

  5. #5

    Default

    DON'T EVER DO THE FOLLOWING!!!
    I don't take any responsibility for any broken system because you tried this!


    Actually I just unplugged the power connectors from my two DVD drives and they disappeared in the open explorer window... They don't come back when I plug in the power connector again though. But at least XP seems to recognize missing drives pretty quickly!
    "I was inappropriately blunt, wasn't I? Sorry, I do that a lot."

  6. #6

    Default

    DON'T EVER DO THE FOLLOWING!!!
    I don't take any responsibility for any broken system because you tried this!


    There I stole his warning screen. I can add drives onto my PCI controller card if I have my Promise Ultra BIOS installed/loaded at bootup, though I haven't tried to remove them without powering off. (first I plug in to the IDE cable then second I put the power cable in quickly and pray)
    the modern world:
    net helpmsg 4006

  7. #7
    Experienced User
    Mystique's Avatar
    Join Date
    08.11.2005
    Posts
    877

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NetSoerfer
    DON'T EVER DO THE FOLLOWING!!!
    I don't take any responsibility for any broken system because you tried this!


    Actually I just unplugged the power connectors from my two DVD drives and they disappeared in the open explorer window... They don't come back when I plug in the power connector again though. But at least XP seems to recognize missing drives pretty quickly!
    Allready tried and my Win XP Pro Media Center fucks up ^^
    It recognize that the DVD is there and tries to load the CD/DVD and then windows stands still
    You weak pathetic fool, it's all to easy
    sysProfile (Click me)

  8. #8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystique
    Allready tried and my Win XP Pro Media Center fucks up ^^
    It recognize that the DVD is there and tries to load the CD/DVD and then windows stands still
    Maybe it's chipset depending. Thanks for quoting the warning too, by the way!
    "I was inappropriately blunt, wasn't I? Sorry, I do that a lot."

  9. #9
    Experienced User
    Mystique's Avatar
    Join Date
    08.11.2005
    Posts
    877

    Default

    Maybe.Mine is nForce 4 SLI
    You weak pathetic fool, it's all to easy
    sysProfile (Click me)

  10. #10
    Experienced User
    Reef's Avatar
    Join Date
    30.03.2003
    Posts
    860

    Default

    I tried it too to just disconnect a drive while the PC was running. At first it seemed like it worked, I could play TM Sunrise (with extreme add-on).
    But the next day when I hit the power button on the PC to switch it on, nothing happened. Maybe just some stupid coincidence, but the power supply was dead.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •