Compaq Deskpro boards/hard drives from the late 1990s

Jules Richardson jules.richardson99 at
Wed Jul 21 16:42:31 CDT 2021

On 7/21/21 12:51 PM, r.stricklin via cctech wrote:
>> Regarding your "IDE HDDs were extremely rare" comment, did *anyone*
>> other than Quantum release an IDE drive in that 5.25" form factor? I
>> can't think of any, everything else was 3.5", although some early
>> vendor's drives were the same height as a "half height" 5.25" drive.
> CDC 94208-51, 62, -75. The -51 is Compaq drive type 17.

Interesting! Were they built as IDE drives from the ground up, or were they
ST506/412 types with an additional board grafted on doing the interface

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