I have been working on a system for processing data on large numbers of independent hard drives. To accomplish this, I purchased a Sil3124A 4-port eSATA controller card and a 10-bay external SATA drive enclosure.
(Due to anti-spam policy of this site and my newbie status, I can only post one link. The Silicon Image Card is the second recommended card on the page I linked)
I managed to get it set up and running such that the drives in the enclosure are detected on boot up, but once the system is running, any disks added to the system aren't detected.
I'm not a linux novice, but I have a lot to learn as far as hardware goes. Is there a way to autodetect the new drives? Is there a command that will do this?