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

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Wed Oct 4 15:45:59 CDT 2017


>> Martin Bodo had great sales of just such a dead-tree database.

On Wed, 4 Oct 2017, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> "The Hard Disk Bible" from Corporate Systems Center

Thank you
I shoulda Google'd it to get the name.


I don't know why the model number label didn't include the interface, 
number of cylinders and heads, maybe even rotation speed.

And why the manufacturer's bad track list was often a loose piece of 
paper, rather than a stuck on label.




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