Can express card be inserted with power on?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cave Man, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    #1
    Just got an eSATA express card for my MBP. Can this thing be connected while the MBP is on, or do I have to boot with it already attached?
     
  2. creator2456 macrumors 68000

    creator2456

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    #2
    I believe most expresscards are hot-swappable if not all. But I am not 100% sure, so take it how you want.
     
  3. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    Feel free to unplug and plug in all you want with the machine booted.
     
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

    kastenbrust

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    i wouldnt reccomend this theory for external hard drives, or flash based memory sticks, however for other things you should be fine.
     
  5. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    As long as they are unmounted it should be fine.
     
  6. Cave Man thread starter macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    I'm not concerned about the devices that will be connected to the expresscard, only the connection of the expresscard to the MBP. I'll still eject any drives before unplugging them.
     

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