I guessing not all my sata ports are hot swap.
I bought an interesting half length power switched, drive tray (with drive fan).
3 or 4 inches sticks out of the front. Easy to grab and remove AND runs cooler.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M3 ... UTF8&psc=1
But if the drive is not powered on when my old X79 3930 Sandybridge boots you never see it.
I remember seeing an Asmedia(?) chip in bios listing "hotswap" on/off. Will have to dig through the bios and see what else might hot swap.
Don't know right now what ports the Asmedia chip handles.