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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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To clarify the usefulness of Jetico's latest update, CEO Michael Waksman explains, "By adding hotplug support, BCWipe Total WipeOut can turn your own computer into a digital shredder - a docking station ready for whenever you need to permanently delete all contents from a disk.
Now instead of requiring a reboot to start the wiping process, just connect drives via hotplug - typically a simple USB or eSATA connection.
The QStor family supports the latest SATA extensions including SCSI Enclosure Services (SES), HotPlug, staggered spin up, and First Party DMA.
If an over-voltage trip point is not required, only two resistors and the NIS5101 SMART HotPlug device are required.
New capabilities include: -- A flexible and powerful POSIX-compliant event logging and notification capability -- Dynamic probes that greatly enhance profiling and debugging, and allow dynamic insertion of breakpoints in code -- Non-disruptive and tailored dumping of system data -- Toolkit that significantly improves Linux's ability to record and trace system events -- Hotplug PCI support, enabling the addition or removal of attached devices without system restart -- Security: UnitedLinux 1.
For Intel Server performance servers Chassis SC5200 (via features like hotplug redundant cooling and power supplies).
3 with HotPlug Events(TM), software that allows a user to program the drives to execute any number of tasks automatically upon plug-in, such as backing up data or launching a favorite MP3 play list.
2 with HotPlug Events(TM) software (see related press release of July 19, 2000).
The combination of Aladdin software and the VST FireWire hard drives with HotPlug Events embodies our joint vision to bring innovative solutions to Macintosh users.
SmartDisk Personal Storage Systems, formerly VST Technologies, announced today a new version of its formatting utility software for FireWire(TM) hard drives, featuring increased security, better performance and HotPlug Events(TM), a new feature for automatically launching tasks and applications.
Intersil hotplug solutions are designed to minimize downtime in high capacity storage deployments, such as redundant array of independent disks (RAID).