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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-- A modular device bay that allows for peripheral options such as a second Hard Drive or a DVD/CD-RW combo
The 40-pin, device bay connector used on disk drives--called an SCA-2 connector--carries two duplex links, as well as a number of other disk-related signals.
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In 1997, Microsoft published a Device Bay specification, defining a standard architecture for connecting removable devices, external enclosures, and notebook or desktop computers together.
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