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Which of these would be most likely to connect to a computer through a PS/2 connector?

A) Musical interface

B) External hard drive

C) Mouse or keyboard

D) Wired printer

E) It’s probably time to upgrade your game console

The answer: C) Mouse or keyboard

The PS/2 connector is a 6-pin mini-DIN connection designed for a keyboard or mouse, originally found on the IBM PS/2 personal computer. These days you’ll connect your mouse or keyboard with the USB interface.

Want to know more? Watch “Device Connectors and Cables.”

There are many different types of devices that can connect to your computer, and many of them use completely different connectors. In this video, you’ll learn about the cables and connectors used for hard drives, USB devices, FireWire components, parallel links, serial connections, network links, and much more.