I think I just found out the hard way that not all motherboards support hot swap with sata. :(
Is this possible? I installed a Gigabyte B75M-D3H motherboard for a server which has a 4 bay hot swap enclosure. When I put a drive in and type dmesg I get nothing. :( I have to reboot it. Is this really the case, that not all motherboards support hot swap? This really blows.
Phoronix: Gigabyte's Z97-HD3 Z97 Motherboard Is Running Well On Linux
As I wrote about when Intel launched the Z97 chipset earlier this month in preparation for the Haswell Refresh and Broadwell CPUs, the Linux compatibility for the new motherboards powered by the Intel 9-Series chipsets should be in good shape.
I'm throwing together a mid-level desktop for general use and am about to settle for a ASRock G31M-VS motherboard (will have 4 GB, NV 8800 GTX, E5200 2x2.50GHz TRAY 2MB, two 250 GB disks). It will mainly run Windows 7 for some gaming/MM apps, but like with all my machines, Linux is the inevitable fate. Are there any glaring issues with this board and Ubuntu/Linux?