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Expansion slot adapter with embedded data device interface

Image Number 2 for United States Patent #5077683.

An expansion slot adapter is electrically connected to the data bus of the system board of a personal computer. The expansion slot adapter provides a circuit board having a plurality of expansion slots that may be used for connecting peripheral devices to the computer. The expansion slot adapter also includes a connector for a storage device and an on-board basic input/output system (BIOS) for direct connection of the storage device to the expansion slot adapter board without using one of the expansion slots.

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