The origin of the phrases ATA and IDE [WAS:RE: formatting MFM drives on a IBM PC]
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Wed Oct 4 16:09:42 CDT 2017
On 10/04/2017 01:45 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> 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.
...or a loose piece of paper stuck into a plastic pouch attached to the
drive. I ran across a CSC mailer from July, 1990 in my pile of
detritus. It advertises a Maxtor LXT-200A 201MB 3.5" drive for only
$869. FWIW, the interface (and I'm quoting Martin here) is described as
"AT on drive (IDE)".
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