Add or remove hard drive while power is on?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Doc69, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Doc69 macrumors 6502

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    I have a Mac Pro 5,1. Is it possible to add or remove a hard drive in the bays while the power is on? My mac Pro is currently running, the lid is open, and I'd like to re-insert one of the hard drives without powering down.

    I don't see why this wouldn't work, as I do it all the time with external bare drives through eSATA. But I just want to make sure that the internal hard drive bays do not work differently.
     
  2. CASLondon macrumors 6502a

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  3. Doc69 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, thanks. I'll power down then.
     

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