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On Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:55:10 -0500, nospam<nospam@nospam.invalid>

>In article<>, Eric Stevens
><> 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.

The Acer had a firewire card fitted but I found I never needed to use
>> >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.


Eric Stevens