I have an Antec Easy Sata hotswop hardrive caddy. I have been using it with two hard drives. It seems that I need to restart Windows (version 7 running on a Dell 490 workstation) to get a replaced drive to be recognized. What seems to happen is th name of the most recent hard drive connected is remembered by the system rather than the system accessing the drive and using its label (drive name) I do not what I did but yesterday I couldn't get the computer to recognize that I had replaced the hard drive with another one. I could access the drive but its volume name was incorrect. The system wanted a check disk to be performed which I did. The 1TB drive took a long time and didn't present a completed report. I had to restart and found that the volume label of the drive had been reset to the defualt - "local". I checked and found that all the files were present plus the one from the other drive. that file was empty so I deleted it andd renamed the drive to what it should have been.
Does anyone know what should be the procedure for taking one drive out and replacing it with another? It would seem that all that needs to be done is to restart Windows. I think the trouble I had is because I shut down the computer rather than restarted it.