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In article<1n9c0ddorqt3p90uhmf8rsdo629tv02fc2@4ax.com>, Eric Stevens<eric.stevens@sum.co.nz> 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.