-- The optical device bay
has many options, including: CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Combo Drive, DVD+RW, 2nd hard drive or 6-in-1 media reader.
With the proper software drivers Serial ATA devices may be hot-plugged internal to the box or blind-mated to a backplane or device bay
. Serial ATA also provides built in support for first-party DMA, removing bottlenecks associated with on-board DMA controllers.
ACPI device bay
. Users with an ACPI-compliant computer can add new ACPI devices such as a CD-ROM drive or hard drive without opening the computer case.
In addition, a hot-swap modular device bay
provides impressive expansion for peripherals.
Intersil also offers the industry's first and only complete Device Bay
power solution as well as hot swap ICs, enabling maintenance and upgrade of file servers and Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAIDs) without interruption to system power.
A hot-swappable device bay
, USB and Firewire ports and two PCM-CIA slots allow for a wide variety of additional peripherals.
In the article on Device Bay
[July '99], I found it ironic that you were surprised the Mac would support the Device Bay
through IEEE 1394 and USB.