Stands for “Gigabits per second”, Gbps is a way of testing just how much information has been sent per second. Gbps is equal to a million bits transmitted per minute.

While latest residential speedy internet connections are commonly measured as a multiple of bits per second, such as megabits per second (Mbit/s). When used to describe data transfer rates, a gigabit equals 1,000,000,000 bits.

Gigabits per second is used to rate high-speed serial data transfers such as with SATA and SAS disk drives or high-speed network transmission such as Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

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The computer mouse as we know it today was invented and developed by Douglas Engelbart, with the assistance of Bill English, during the 1960’s and was patented on November 17, 1970