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USB

Universal Serial Bus informatics An external bus with transfer rates up to 12 Mbps, which accommodates up to 127 peripherals, replacing serial and parallel ports. Cf Firewire.
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The good news is that it seems the future really is here this time -- in fact, Microsoft's second edition of Windows 98, which debuted this spring, now offers full Device Bay support and Apple is in progress to offer the same full support.
We placed our bets on USB, IEEE 1394 and the Device Bay form factor and that's where we put our investment and development efforts."
By eliminating some of the disadvantages of designing to the PCI bus, the Device Bay industry standard allows hot-swappable, plug-and-play expansion and substitution of computer peripherals such as hard drives, floppy drives, CD-ROM drives and tape backups.
Granite Microsystems DB-2200 and DB-2400 accommodate two and four Device Bay compatible peripherals respectively.
"Granite Microsystems' family of Device Bay products follows the direction and insight of Microsoft, Intel, Apple and others to develop computer products that are easy to use, upgrade or expand," says Tabor.
The system's ten half-height device bays allow for up 5.4GB of hard disk storage to be installed in the unit using four full-height device or eight half-height devices.
Flexible and upgradeable, the Thirty-five and Fifty-five have two full-sized ISA expansion slots that are compatible with myriad cards, two EduQuest expansion slots for audio and networking, and three storage device bays.