What Is Hot Swappable Hard Drives

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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?

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What Is Hot Swappable Hard Drives

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Hello,

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.

 

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