So I had a few questions about hard drives. The first is related to internal sata drives. I have a few drives that probably wont be used very often, long term storage, but I want to have a drive inside the case. Is there any way to have a switch to power this off while the computer is on? You donâ€™t get the safely remove or eject option you do with internal drives, so I was just wonder what the situation was there.
Also, if possible, would it change the situation if it were in a raid array, and the switch shut down the whole series of drives at once?
And lastly I've noticed many cases of sata power being powered by only two wires, a 12v and ground. Usually in mitx builds. As well as in the molex to sata power adapters you donâ€™t get the orange wire. is there any reason having all the wires is better? Or does the 2 wire setup work just as well?