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Oct
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Jun
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Jun
28
accepted How can I check whether USB3.0 UASP mode is enabled in Linux?
Jun
24
comment How can I check whether USB3.0 UASP mode is enabled in Linux?
Excellent - that nicely addresses point 3. If I don't see Driver=uas, it would be nice to be able to find out why - for example it could be that either the chipset or the device (or possibly both?) don't support UAS. I'll leave the question open until the end of the week in case someone can answer the other two points, but otherwise I'll accept your answer.
Jun
16
asked How can I check whether USB3.0 UASP mode is enabled in Linux?
Jun
12
revised What factors affect whether an NTFS partition can be mounted by a user on Linux?
fixed quote formatting
Jun
12
suggested approved edit on What factors affect whether an NTFS partition can be mounted by a user on Linux?
Apr
7
comment Is it possible to power a SATA drive from an 8-pin PCIe power connector?
As far as I can tell, the HDDs and ODDs use entirely separate SATA controllers (the connectors are labelled specifically on the mobo). The BIOS only offers me the option to enable/disable specific drives (all HDDs/ODDs are enabled at the moment). Another minor detail: I misremembered about the Intel RAID menu - it no longer appears at boot-time when the SATA mode is set to AHCI in the BIOS, which is what I'd expect.
Apr
6
comment Is it possible to power a SATA drive from an 8-pin PCIe power connector?
No. The BIOS SATA mode was originally set to RAID, but as I said, I changed it to AHCI. There is also an Intel RST RAID configuration menu that appears at boot-time, but again, all of my drives are configured as non-RAID devices.
Apr
6
comment Is it possible to power a SATA drive from an 8-pin PCIe power connector?
It might potentially be some weird motherboard/BIOS issue. I've set the SATA mode to AHCI, and naively assumed that anything supporting AHCI would probably also support SATA hotswapping. Now I'm not so sure. Dell don't seem to provide any information about this (I've asked on their Community forums as well, but no responses so far). I also can't rule out whether the problem is OS-related.
Apr
6
comment Is it possible to power a SATA drive from an 8-pin PCIe power connector?
Yes. Unfortunately the cables were not long enough to be able to share power between one 3.5" and one 2.5" drive, so I'm currently running both 3.5" drives from a single y-cable, and both 2.5" drives from the other. It's not an ideal state of affairs, but based on my calculations the single power cable should be able to provide just enough current to run both of them (I've also run some SMART tests on the 3.5" drives, and I'm not seeing any errors).
Apr
6
comment Is it possible to power a SATA drive from an 8-pin PCIe power connector?
Thanks Louis, the y-adaptors are, at the very least, a partial solution for my problem. With the y-adaptors I am currently able to read/write to HDDs in both of the hot-swap bays provided that the disks were present at boot-time, and I am also able to unmount and remove them using this tool. However, I have not been able to get the OS to detect a new disk if when it is inserted after booting. I suspect this may be a Windows issue rather than a hardware issue, so I'm marking your answer as accepted.
Apr
6
accepted Is it possible to power a SATA drive from an 8-pin PCIe power connector?
Mar
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asked Is it possible to power a SATA drive from an 8-pin PCIe power connector?
Mar
17
asked How can I view disk quota usage on a CIFS share from a Linux client?
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Nov
17
comment Use UUID in udev rules and mount usb drive on /media/$UUID
One crucial point that took me a while to figure out: in order to match against environment variables, your rule must be applied after those variables are set up. To achieve this, your .rules file name needs to begin with a number > 60.
Nov
14
accepted CIFS mount issue over IPsec VPN
Nov
14
answered CIFS mount issue over IPsec VPN