Hot Swap Feature for Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) and Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)

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02/04/2020

Hot swap is a feature supported by the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) and Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST). Hot swap allows devices to be removed and inserted while the system is running.

Note This feature is not supported with Intel® Optane™ memory volumes.

In order to take advantage of hot swap, you need the following:

 

  • Intel RST software
  • OEMs/motherboard manufacturers must correctly enable hot swap capability in the system BIOS
  • Intel® chipset using a controller hub that supports AHCI