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PCs Glossary: E

EDO: Extended Data Output; an older type of computer memory module that’s used on only old Pentium motherboards.

EIDE: Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics; a type of hard drive.

ergonomics: Adapting work or working conditions to suit the worker.

Ethernet: The standards and protocols used by Windows for networking.

expansion card: A circuitry board that you can add to a computer internally to expand that computer’s capabilities.

expansion slot: A slot on a computer’s motherboard available for adding expansion cards, which add new components to the PC.

external device: Another name for a peripheral.

external storage media: External devices such as peripheral hard drives, DVD drives, flash drives, or memory card readers.

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