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

allison allisonportable at gmail.com
Wed Oct 4 19:25:22 CDT 2017


On 10/04/2017 04:22 PM, Adam Sampson via cctalk wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 12:03:44PM -0700, Tom Gardner wrote:
>> [...] can I assume that the other ads u found were also CompuAdd clone
>> ads? CompuAdd is really interesting because it clearly predates the
>> CAM meeting in early 1989.  Here is a quote from the March 9, 1989,
>> CAM minutes
> Hmm, interesting! I went back and had a more careful look; CompuAdd seem
> to be the earliest to use the term IDE in their ads, but they weren't
> the only ones in early 1989.

We also forget Borland TurboPascal and C... IDE integrated development
environment.

Language....  it changes.

Allison

> Here are all the mentions of IDE (in the hard disk sense) in Infoworld
> from January to May 1989:
>
> 1989-03-20 (and repeats), Dell System 325 ad: "... talk directly with a
> computer expert. And ask things like, 'What's the difference between IDE
> and ESDI?'"
> https://archive.org/stream/Infoworld-1989-03-20#page/n23/mode/2up
> https://archive.org/stream/Infoworld-1989-03-27#page/n31/mode/2up
> https://archive.org/stream/Infoworld-1989-05-22#page/n31/mode/2up
> (Earlier versions of that ad used similar wording but suggested asking
> about other things, e.g. "What is page mode interleaved memory?")
>
> 1989-04-10, Mission Cyrus Group article: "... and SCSI and IDE hard disk
> controllers."
> https://archive.org/stream/Infoworld-1989-04-10#page/n5/mode/2up
>
> And in PC Magazine from January to May 1989:
>
> 1989-01-17 (and later), CompuAdd's ads:
> https://archive.org/stream/PC-Mag-1989-01-17#page/n193/mode/2up
> https://archive.org/stream/PC-Mag-1989-01-31#page/n161/mode/2up
> https://archive.org/stream/PC-Mag-1989-02-14#page/n233/mode/2up
> https://archive.org/stream/PC-Mag-1989-02-28#page/n193/mode/2up
> https://archive.org/stream/PC-Mag-1989-03-14#page/n275/mode/2up
> https://archive.org/stream/PC-Mag-1989-03-28#page/n271/mode/2up
> https://archive.org/stream/bub_gb_jGnF7KJsyBQC#page/n247/mode/2up
> https://archive.org/stream/PC-Mag-1989-04-11#page/n247/mode/2up
> https://archive.org/stream/PC-Mag-1989-04-25#page/n75/mode/2up
> https://archive.org/stream/PC-Mag-1989-05-16#page/n233/mode/2up
>
> 1989-01-31, Diversified Technology ad: "SCSI, ST506, IDE"
> https://archive.org/stream/PC-Mag-1989-01-31#page/n221/mode/2up
>
> 1989-05-16 had an article on "Choosing a hard disk and controller",
> which doesn't use the term IDE, even though the CompuAdd ad in the same
> issue does: "You have your choice of three interfaces: ST506, ESDI, and
> SCSI." It mentions IBM and Compaq oddballs too.
> https://archive.org/stream/PC-Mag-1989-05-16#page/n263/mode/2up
>
> I also searched for "electronics" to catch the full phrase, but no
> mentions of it other than CompuAdd. This is of course limited by what
> issues archive.org has, and what their OCR picks up.
>
> Cheers,
>



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