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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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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.
Device Bay supports both the USB port for slower, low-performance peripherals such as keyboards and mice, as well as the 1394 port for high-performance peripherals such as DVD drives, hard drives and high quality diagnostic devices.
The company's second product, DataBay is an innovative and flexible device bay designed to transform any DataBay-compatible storage device into an internal device in seconds providing users with high performance data transfer rates and exceptional security.
At NCTA, the Irdeto Access POD will be demonstrated on a PC equipped with a new OpenCable Device Bay PC receiver developed by Microsoft and SCM Microsystems.
The system's five half-height device bays allow for over 2GB of hard disk storage to be installed in the unit using four half-height devices.
The system's ten half-height device bays allow for up 5.
25-inch half-height device bays and up to four PCI expansion slots.
To balance performance with versatility, NEC designed the Versa L320 notebook with two multi-functional device bays, allowing users to easily customize the system configuration to their computing needs.