In article<email@example.com>, Eric Stevens<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >I just attach a drive to a USB port takes a few seconds, even though we have > >about 40 PCs in the lab we haven't had to change a drive in years. > > Would you want to hang a drive on the kind of USB port circa 2000? usb 2 existed then, so yes. however, macs had firewire for several years prior, which was faster than usb 2 and *muuuuuuuch* faster than usb 1.1. > >But we did for years run a course unit on hpw PCs work and how to change > >cards, discs and teh like from PC desktops, but that course has now been > >cancelled as we know the vast majority of uses don;t ever need to change the > >ethernet card or hard drive any more than the average car driver has to > >change their engine or headlights or 'gas' tank. > > > Don't tell that to nospam. too late.