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It does the same thing as you can remove device from Device Manager but it provides much friendly user interface as you remove the removable device from the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the notification area. It also ensures that all data are written and flushed to the disk before the device to be hot-swapped, so you can use SATA/eSATA drive as a removable device much alike USB/IEEE1394 drive.
======= Notes =======
You've to have a compatible hardware and OS to do this program work:
-Windows Vista / 7 / Server 2008 / 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
-Silicon Image SATA Host Controller (SiI3112A, SiI3114, SiI3132, etc)
-Silicon Image SATA-PATA (Parallel ATA) Bridge Controller (SiI3611)
-SATA Host Controller (AHCI mode enabled in BIOS) (e.g. Intel Controller Hub (ICH), JMicron JMB363)
-If Silicon Image controller is used, the driver will spin-down the drive upon device removable.
Refer to

-Does HotSwap! support Windows 2000?
Windows 2000 is no longer supported as of Version Please use Version
-Does HotSwap! support Windows XP and Server 2003?
Windows XP and Server 2003 are no longer supported as of Version Please use Version
-To uninstall right click on the notification icon and select Uninstall, then remove "chocolatey/lib/hotswap.x.x.x.x" folder.

To install HotSwap!, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install hotswap

To upgrade HotSwap!, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade hotswap


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Software Author(s)

  • Kazuyuki Nakayama


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
HotSwap! 307 Tuesday, January 21, 2014  

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