The origin of the phrases ATA and IDE [WAS:RE: formatting MFM drives on a IBM PC]

Alan Perry aperry at
Tue Oct 3 19:39:52 CDT 2017

On 10/3/17 5:33 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> On 10/3/17 5:03 PM, Alan Perry via cctalk wrote:
>> Compaq and WD also worked with CDC to use the Wren II HH drive in the Compaq Deskpro 286. I found separate reports
>> confirming the Miniscribe HDD in the Portable II and the Wren II in a Compaq Deskpro 386 in 1986.
> I have two of the CDC drives, pn 94208-51 date codes 8749 and 8750
> also

I referred to, 
which is a Wiki version of the same history.

Does CHM have the e-mail on IDE history with Bill Frank, Tony Maggio and 
Ralph Perry listed in the references?


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