Questions tagged [ide]

IDE storage devices, cables, and drivers; also known as PATA or Parallel ATA.

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How to build an ATA controller for the AT bus?

I would like to replace the ST502 MFM disk controller in my Schneider Target PC 7640 (about which I asked earlier) with an ATA (IDE) controller as it gets harder and harder to find replacement MFM ...
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HDD data recovery advice

I found my assumed long lost “win98” toshiba protege laptop in our wet and moldy storage container. Was there for years, through cold-humid variances. The files on his computer are extremely ...
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386 laptop: reads MBR, cannot boot DOS 6.22

I am trying to boot 386 laptop from a CF card. I've prepared image by installing DOS 6.22 in VirtualBox, and then burning image to a CF card. Image boots just fine in VirtualBox. CF card with the ...
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Steps to recover data from Conner CP341

Trying to recover data from Conner CP341 HDD i took from an old Compaq Portable III. The data is important enough to go through the effort of recovering it, and i would like to do this myself (rather ...
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Old Conner IDE hard drives that are mistakenly detected as being 2TB, how do I connect to and image them?

I have connected two old Conner Peripheral IDE HDDs to a modern computer using Deltaco USB to SATA/IDE adaptors. The drives in question are: Conner CP30121 (120 MB) Conner CFA2161A (210 MB) Both ...
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How do I connect an IDE hard drive to an Amiga 4000 tower?

I would like to know how to connect a hard drive to the Amiga 4000 tower. I have an IDE cable from the top right m/b to the IDE CD-drive. I also have what looks like a SCSI cable from the CPU board. ...
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When was “Cable Select” introduced for IDE devices?

Conventional IDE (or parallel ATA) controllers support two devices per controller; these are designated Master and Slave, and need to be configured as such with jumpers on the devices. In later years,...
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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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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.
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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 ...