Peripheral Interfaces

Name these common connectors for PC expansion cards, hard/solid state drives, and peripherals.
Not intended to be an exhaustive list
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Expansion cards
Creator
Year
Bus width
Answer
IBM
1981
8/16-bit
ISA
IBM
1987
32-bit
Micro Channel
Consortium
1988
32-bit
EISA
VESA
1992
32-bit
VESA Local Bus
Consortium
1992
32/64-bit
PCI
Intel
1996
32-bit
AGP
Consortium
2004
1-32 bits
PCI Express
External Peripherals
Creator
Year
Typical use
Answer
IBM
1981
Keyboard
AT
IBM
1981
Mouse, general
Serial
IBM
1981
Printer, general
Parallel
IBM
1981
Joystick
Game port
IBM
1987
Keyboard, mouse
PS/2
Apple
1994
General
Firewire
Consortium
1996
General
USB
Intel & Apple
2011
General
Thunderbolt
Video
Creator
Year
Wires/pins
Answer
IBM
1987
15
VGA
Consortium
1999
29
DVI
Consortium
2002
19
HDMI
VESA
2008
20
DisplayPort
Storage
Creator
Year
Wires/pins
Answer
ANSI
1986
50/68/80
SCSI
Western Digital & Compaq
1986
40/80
Parallel ATA
Consortium
2003
7
Serial ATA
Consortium
2013
67
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