Hotplugging a MH 2882?

#1
Hi there,

I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I can't find the info anywhere.

Can I safely hotplug (connect / disconnect) my MH 2882 Expanded while my MBP is powered on, or do I risk damaging either machine?

Cheers,

Nikolaj
 
#2
In theory, it is always best to power the gear down and not hotplug. There is always a chance of damaging your gear. I have hotplugged interfaces and drives for years and not had a problem. Others have.

If you want to be safest, power down.
 

Peter Ostry

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#3
I have hotplugged interfaces and drives for years and not had a problem. Others have.
I am others ;)
Damaged Firewire ports on both, Mac and Interface, caused not even by hotplugging but only by accidently moving the cable a bit too far.

So far I know the problem is the Firewire 400 plug and jacket, not the small 800 version. But well, you may prefer to be rather save than sorry ...

If you want to be safest, power down.
Absolutely :thmbup:
 
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