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

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Mon Oct 2 19:37:04 CDT 2017


See:

https://books.google.com/books?id=HXDkCoqMiVIC&pg=PP399&dq=IDE+hard+disk+interface+1989&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj01P2UmdPWAhUJhlQKHTBVD9IQ6AEILTAB#v=snippet&q=IDE%20hard%20disk%20interface%201989&f=true

For a CompuAdd 1989 ad that offers a dual IDE hard disk interface on
their motherboards.

I didn't even bother searching 1900 issues.

I remember getting the Wren III and reading in the manual "ATA" and my
reaction was "Wuzzat?  Oh, they mean IDE."

--Chuck



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