Definition of hot-swap in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhätˌswäp/


[with object] informal
Fit or replace (a computer part) with the power still connected.
Example sentences
  • The Evo D500 line also features a MultiBay for hot-swapping removable storage devices such as floppy disk, CD-ROM, CD-RW or DVD drives.
  • They also offer failover mechanisms, such as redundant hot-swap robotics, power supplies and drives.
  • A disk failure is now an afterthought, with customer-serviceable hot-swap disk drives, global hot spares, and algorithms to predict when a disk is going to fail before it actually fails so that it can be replaced ahead of time.



Example sentences
  • Four standard hot-swappable Ultra 320 SCSI drive bays are available for more than 570GB of internal storage.
  • The system can support up to 16 hot-swappable Serial ATA and SCSI hard disk drives.
  • Either way, the HDD inside is specified to be bootable and hot-swappable.

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Syllabification: hot-swap

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