hot swapping

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hot swapping
 
n
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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hot swapping definition

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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(1997-03-15)

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