Compaq Deskpro boards/hard drives from the late 1990s

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Wed Jul 21 18:08:45 CDT 2021

On 7/21/21 2:42 PM, Jules Richardson via cctech wrote:
> 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
> conversion?

Yes, they were all part of the CDC Wren series--ST506, ESDI, IDE
(although referred to as ATA in the literature) and SCSI.

I'm still using a SCSI 330MB WREN in one of my boxes.


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