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post #11 of 32
Jeez. All you young 'uns....

Apparently y'all too young to remember the time when hard-drives were a luxury to have in a computer...
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post #12 of 32
Or when you had a >20GB hard drive and it was a huge deal.
    
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post #13 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by disturbed117 View Post
yea ive had a few drives burn up cause of bad ide cables.
The voltages on a PATA signal cable are max ~5V, with basically no current. No way you burnt anything because of an IDE cable...

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Originally Posted by ComGuards View Post
Jeez. All you young 'uns....

Apparently y'all too young to remember the time when hard-drives were a luxury to have in a computer...
Let alone the thought that only having the ability to connect 4 drives, including your optical drives, would be a limitation for anybody...

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Or when you had a >20GB hard drive and it was a huge deal.
The first hard drive I had in a computer was a 200MB PATA drive. And that was a HUGE deal at the time. Heck of a step up from running everything from floppies. Still runs fine as well. Not bad considering it's about 20 years old.
post #14 of 32
I know, it's tough to fathom anyone unfamiliar with IDE

Before then, I had RLL and MFM drives...each drive had TWO connectors, two ribbon cables.

Back then, hardly any machine had disk controllers on the motherboard.

10 - 20 Mbytes was big.

I remember a pair of 60 Mbyte drives....5.25" wide, each twice the height your DVD drive.

And parking.....remember that you had to park your drive before moving it!

Low level formatting!


I once had a system with 4 300 Mbyte DASDI drives from IBM - 14" platters! The solenoid to drive the head was nearly the size of a Red Bull can. Two head systems per disk. The collection was about the size of your average dishwasher, sounded like starting a jet engine......1.2 Gbytes!
post #15 of 32
I like IDE


Fast enough for some stuff but old tech is old.
post #16 of 32
Old school rules, I want to find an old IBM 10MB drive from somewhere, just to have the super-cool seeking and track changing noises
    
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post #17 of 32
I still use a IDE dvd drive.
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post #18 of 32
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I still use a IDE dvd drive.
And there is nothing wrong with that
post #19 of 32
Anyone remember zip drives? There was a time when every high-end machine had one. I remember how amazing it felt to have a removable medium that stored 100 megabytes. That was serious storage, and it fit in your pocket! Awesome.
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post #20 of 32
Quote:
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I still use a IDE dvd drive.
There are (off the top of my head) 17 optical drives in use in current systems in my house (and I do mean in use, not just that they exist in the back of a cupboard). Only 2 of those drives are SATA.
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