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Questions tagged [ide]

For questions about IDE storage devices, cables, and drivers. Also referred to as PATA or Parallel ATA.

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How did Parallel ATA/IDE Independent Device Timing work electrically?

Back in the days of Parallel ATA (a.k.a. IDE) it was possible to connect two drives with a single cable. The ATA standard defines a number of modes with different speeds which the drives and the ...
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Multiple mass storage controllers on Amiga 500 or 2000

I'm in the process of restocking a lost collection of retro machines, including a couple of A500s, a 500+ and 2 A2000s (rev 4.1 and 6) in various states of disrepair. For one of the 2000s I would ...
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Best IRIX Integrated Development Environment for C++ Programming

I tried to install GCC on Irix, but it did not work. I tried to install Code::Blocks on Irix, and it did not work. The GCC gave me parse errors in iostream.h and streambuf.h, and NetScape does not ...
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Jumper settings for IDE controller

Fitting to my 286 board I have a Multi IO card with IDE and FDC ports. It has a bunch of jumpers, but I have no ID on this. So far, stason.org search hasn't been conclusive. Here is a picture: There ...
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Did PATA controllers break backwards compatibilty at some point?

I have two large shoe boxes of old hard drives. They range in size from tens of megabytes to tens of gigabytes. I have a somewhat modern desktop PC that has a single PATA controller (alongside a ...
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Recover files from Dell PP04L Hard Drive

I have my mom's old Dell Inspiron 2650 model PP04L. She is passed away now but I'd like to salvage some of the old pictures and things she had on there. Is there a way to buy an enclosure and mount ...
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How to access old laptop IDE hard drive

I have an old IDE hard drive from a Windows 98 HP computer. It has some data on it but I do not know how to access it.