I think "hot swappable" just means you can plug-in and unplug a device without having to shutdown the computer. A good example is a USB mouse. Just plug it in while the computer is booted up and everything is recognized and good to go.<br><br>In the old days when you wanted to unplug a SCSI device you always needed to shutdown the computer or risk serious trouble.<br><br>When it comes to external hard drives, such as firewire drives, they are definitely hot swappable, but you need to "eject" them before you unplug them or you could lose data.<br><br><br><br>When did the National Guard turn into the foreign legion?
Thanks you all. I was looking at a Pismo on e-bay and it came with it. Of course now Michael I am wondering what is a raid I will never understand this lingo but I'm trying. Again thanks you all<br><br>
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
The old black PowerBooks came with CD-ROM drives and batteries that could be ejected from each side. Third-party manufacturers took advantage of this feature by making zip drives, floppy drives and hard drives that could also fit in the same bays. Like Trog said, you could pop them in and out without shutting down, hence the "hot swappable."<br><br>Larning new things is fun, ain't it?<br><br>
RAID<br><br>(Redundant Array of Independent Disks) A disk subsystem that is used to increase performance or provide fault tolerance. RAID can also be set up to provide both functions at the same time. RAID is a set of two or more ordinary hard disks and a specialized disk controller that contains the RAID functionality. Developed initially for servers and stand-alone disk storage systems, RAID is increasingly popular in desktop PCs. RAID can also be implemented via software only, but with less performance, especially when rebuilding data after a failure.<br><br>RAID improves performance by disk striping, which interleaves bytes or groups of bytes across multiple drives, so more than one disk is reading and writing simultaneously.<br><br>
Larning new things is fun, ain't it?<br>Yes it is..Why just the other day we got us some indoor plumbin. Flushin..who'd a thunk Hey, well I have been looking at the FW Pismos, they seem to be calling me..lol. I have screwed up my G3, have my clam thoroughly confused so thought I would get one more older mac to play with before summer, then its the apple store and lunch with you buddy... Thanks for the info..yes those 2 battery slots had me going, been reading as much as I can before I venture into the auction world...but I do like those FW Pismos..kind of old Hollywood , classy lookin.<br><br>
Thank you kind sir..I'm not stumbling around in the dark anymore regarding the subject , your info makes it clearer. I'm not saying the sun is shining all over my brain, however, there is a wee bit of light seeping through a small crack from the window you opened. Much obliged..<br><br>
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
Yep, you need to get on down here with those ailing Macs and let me overhaul them bad boys. Then we'll hit the Apple Stores (2), MicroCenters (2) and Frye's and totally drain your bank account. I loooove spending someone else's money. <br><br>We'll tell DLC we're getting a Bush pinata and maybe he'll help out too. <br><br>
You are in for a treat..lol! Yes I am going to make it a priority to visit for sure. I want to make it a great day..I will bring ye old checkbook and put my Macs in the back seat..safty belts and all..someone to meet who knows what the heck they are doing..lol..they will be in seventh heaven Seriously aiming for April.. It will be fun to see some real stores other then Franklin's Macy's on the Mountain [walmart] I think just going with someone and seeing things demonstrated would help..Something I am looking forward to.. Will Pm to make plans..I hope David can meet up with us too.. I will bring the Piņata and buy the Pina Colatas heh heh do you know some one who will bail us out..thats bible thumpin country.. Hitting a Bush Piņata in Atlanta could get us all 10 years and no lawyer...lol!!! <br><br>
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