N/APosted on - 02/07/2015
I keep seeing the term " hot swappable hard drives " Is this the same as a external drive? Or is it a type of internal drive? What makes them be termed hot swappable? Where did this term come from? And do I need a drive like this for a online business website?
What Is Hot Swappable Hard Drives
The term hot-swappable means that you can pull out the accessory even without turning of the device- similar to how USB Drives work. Hot-swappable drives are mostly internal but this requires a different slot as compared to your normal PC. Hot-swappable drives are placed in a Hot-swappable drive bay which is an add-on to a PC or usually used on a server.
Regarding your question if it's recommended to be used on an online website, I can say yes, since you need your site to be up and running 24/7. You can't afford to have a downtime should you require to upgrade your storage.