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post #21 of 32
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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.
Except they were known to get corrupted.


Intel dropped IDE with the P35/X38 years ago.
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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.
I could never get mine to work how I wanted.
post #23 of 32
Lol, I have an ide harddrive 250 gb maxtor. And an ide dvdrom. And when I bought my WD Raptor 74gb it came with that weird looking sata cable that only some motherboards could support, oh and that raptor cost me around 300 bucks back then, way back then, about 5 or 6 years ago.

Oh yea, and they still work great!!!
post #24 of 32
I don't mind that IDE is dying off at all. However, before building all of these i7 rigs, the last computer I build was only IDE based, SATA wasn't mainstream yet. It was so great to know that with my i7 rigs, I wouldn't have to use those ugly ribbons!

I do have 2 IDE hard drives with historical information that I'm still holding onto though. I guess I should buy an external enclosure, transfer the data and dump those things for good.
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I could never get mine to work how I wanted.
My zip drives never had problems. They were too slow of course, but they were always reliable.
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SATA cable > IDE cable > a ribbon used for gift wrapping.
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post #27 of 32
One use I found for an old IDE hard drive was to package it for sale with a Windows CD on Ebay. Ebay doesn't let you sell Windows unless you have a significant piece of hardware with it. Most sellers use old dinosaur hard drives. I used one of my dinosaurs to sell my spare copy of Windows XP. I put my other two dinosaurs in a budget computer I built for my brother.
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post #28 of 32
I still remember my PII 5Gb HDD, where I had to actually delete stuff from to install a game. Lol now I have a bigger flash drive and even that seems small.
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I think IDE will live on through the medium of DVD and CD drives....its perfectly fine for those...
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I think IDE will live on through the medium of DVD and CD drives....its perfectly fine for those...
Those went to SATA not too long ago. Even OEM's use the SATA ODD's now.
    
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