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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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Thanks to the added support for hotplug and TRIM - a new command for SSD, Jetico's solution to completely erase hard drive data is now designed to be more convenient and to deliver better performance.
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.
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.
VST Format with HotPlug Events(TM) allows a user to program a VST FireWire drive to execute any number of tasks automatically upon plug-in.
Intersil hotplug solutions are designed to minimize downtime in high capacity storage deployments, such as redundant array of independent disks (RAID).
It also has better hotplug and overcurrent behaviour;
It is hotplug capable so computers may be disconnected and reconnected without powering them off.
The focus on our customers' need for business-critical computing solutions that deliver real business benefits is illustrated by innovations our systems offer in partitioning, dynamic upgrade and hotplug capabilities, and high performance clustering features," said Richard McCormack, vice president of product marketing at Fujitsu Technology Solutions Inc.