Device Bay


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Device Bay

An early peripheral format from Compaq, Intel and Microsoft that enabled disk and optical drives to be hot swapped without opening the case. Introduced in 1997, Device Bay drives connected via USB or FireWire in DB13, DB20 and DB32 form factors (13, 20 and 32mm heights). See hot swap, personal media drive, USB and FireWire.
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11b/g * 6-in-1 media reader option for the optical device bay * Choice of 14.
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.
In 1997, Microsoft published a Device Bay specification, defining a standard architecture for connecting removable devices, external enclosures, and notebook or desktop computers together.
Flexible -- The TransPort T1000 offers a modular device bay that can accommodate a variety of additional peripheral options including: Floppy Drive, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD/CD-RW combo drive, a second hard drive or travel module (air bay).
To further expand server capabilities, an external device bay unit with a backup device can be added to meet a user's data protection needs.
The modular design of the Magnia Z300, system unit, external hard drive unit and external device bay unit, provides a variety of configurations to meet any company-specific server needs.
Unlike preceding GX/GX+ models, the TransPort GX2 will also support a second battery in the modular device bay, thus virtually doubling the system's battery life.
For data backup needs, users can choose an external device bay Z1 unit which houses a 5 1/4" SCSI tape drive or DDS-4 autoloader.
At the Western Show, the Irdeto Access POD will be demonstrated on the Microsoft booth on a PC equipped with a new OpenCable Device Bay PC receiver developed by Microsoft and SCM Microsystems.
1" XGA or 15" SXGA+ LCD screens -- The highest end graphics solution in the mobile market, including S3 Savage IX with 16 MB of SGRAM which supports up to 1400 x 1050 SXGA+ LCD resolution and 1600 x 1200 external monitor resolution -- Support for up to 512 MB of PC100 SDRAM -- Support for hard drives up to 30 GB -- 3-spindle design, which allows simultaneous use of the floppy, CD-ROM, and hard drives -- Hot-swap modular device bay supporting such peripherals as CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, ZIP drive, CD-RW, and LS-120 -- Mini-PCI combo card options and internal RJ-11 and RJ-45 jacks -- Integrated audio -- Integrated touch-pad with scroll buttons -- Optional port replicator with built-in LAN -- Backwards compatibility with TransPort ZX port replicator, battery, and AC adapter -- Dimensions: 12.
DataBay is an innovative and flexible device bay designed to fit into a standard 5.