Hot swap is a feature supported by the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) and Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST). Hot swap allows devices to be removed and inserted while the system is running.
In order to take advantage of hot swap, you need the following:
- Intel RST software
- OEMs/motherboard manufacturers must correctly enable hot swap capability in the system BIOS
- Intel® chipset using a controller hub that supports AHCI