Definitions for "Hot Swapping"
Keywords:  unplug, usb, shutdown, swapping, raid
Hot Plugging The ability to add and remove devices to a computer while the computer is running and have the operating system automatically recognize the change. Two external bus standards -- Universal Serial Bus (USB ) and IEEE 1394 -- support hot plugging.
The process of removing and replacing a failed system component while the system remains online.
Replacing one member disk in a RAID while the RAID is still operating
Keywords:  oir, buses, pci, shutting, candidates
See OIR and power-on servicing.
Is the ability to change electronic components without shutting off power.
The removal or addition of components while the system is running. For example, hard drives, power supplies, PCI cards and buses are often candidates for this term.