Inserted a HDD while MP was running, is this ok? Are the bays hot-swappable?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Luba, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Luba macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    Was getting beeps and MP was slow to boot, genius thought it was a bad HDD and told me to pull out all HDDs without OS and boot up again. I did, and it booted up normally, so one of the data HDD is bad. I wanted to shut down insert one HDD, re-boot to test and isolate. Repeat until I got the beeps again. But while MP was running I pushed in one of the HDD (the one holding Time Machine data). Nothing bad seemed to happened, but I wonder if I did any damage? Are the SATA sockets in the bays hot-swappable?
  2. kellen macrumors 68020


    Aug 11, 2006
    Seattle, WA
  3. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2010
    I have absent-mindedly done this before, with no ill results. I wouldn't do it again; you run the risk of destroying your PSU.

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