Add or remove hard drive while power is on?

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

  1. Doc69 macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    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

    Apr 18, 2011
  3. Doc69 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    OK, thanks. I'll power down then.

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