=== Miniscribe disk drive infos ===

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Wed Dec 21 22:03:30 CST 2005


On 12/21/2005 at 7:43 PM Fred Cisin wrote:

>On Wed, 21 Dec 2005, Tom Peters wrote:
>> > 8438XT,  31 Megs formatted,   4 heads,  615 Cyl,  26 sectors,  68
>> > MSecond timing    XT-IDE
>> XT-IDE? What's that? I didn't know that there was an XT compatible IDE
>> controller, except a few rare and expensive ones.
>
>It's 8 bit IDE.
>At the time, they were neither rare, nor very expensive.
>If you waited until now to buy one, then you may be outa luck.

Sometimes called XTA; these drives could do 8 bit data transfers--i.e.,
they actually paid attention to IOCS16\.

Cheers,
Chuck







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