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

    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


    Jul 10, 2007
    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

    Jun 29, 2008
    Feel free to unplug and plug in all you want with the machine booted.
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    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

    Oct 24, 2007
    As long as they are unmounted it should be fine.
  6. Cave Man thread starter macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    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.

Share This Page