hot swapping

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hot swapping

(hardware)
The connection and disconnection of peripherals or other components without interrupting system operation. This facility may have design implications for both hardware and software.

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0 supports a variety of new features including AC coupling mode, hot plugging, un-ganging mode and dynamic power management for the support of extended signal transmission distance, typical of backplane and chassis-to-chassis implementations.
Hot plugging, plug and play, self-configuration, remote cabling and connection to consumer devices are among the advantages previously unavailable with storage devices.
7 gigabytes (GB) of data; duplexed system buses that provide a total throughput of 400 megabytes (MB) per second; non-volatile cache expandable from 256 MB to 8 GB; automatic drive sparing; and hot plugging of all active components.