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Hot Swap


Inserting or removing an external peripheral device (such as flash memory or hard drive) from a host (a mobile phone or desktop computer) while the host is still operating.


"Hot swappable" refers to a component's ability to be operated in such way.


In mobile phones, this usually refers to the ability to insert or remove the memory card without switching off the device.



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