hot swapping

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hot swapping

n
(Computer Science) computing the insertion or removal of peripheral devices, disks, etc while a computer is still running without either causing damage to the system or affecting performance
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One final point worth mentioning is that an ATA bus is not designed to support hot-plugging or even drives failing during a data transfer.
IBM systems supporting DVI will provide customers with greater graphics bandwidth, improved signal quality, hot-plugging capability and monitor asset management," said Alan Petersburg, worldwide product manager of Visual Products, IBM Personal Systems Group.
USB supports up to 127 devices connected on a single network, and it also allows hot-plugging of peripheral devices.