- PCI Hot Plugsearch for term
Technology that allows a user to physically remove and insert industry-standard PCI devices (such as LAN adapters, disk controllers, or disk drives) without disrupting the operation of other devices in the system. This allows the same functionality to continue after replacing the device. Only individual slots are affected (the system does not need to be powered off to perform these functions). This technology requires both hardware and software that is PCI capable.