Re: IDE interface

From: Levente Harsfalvi (
Date: 1998-06-26 09:33:51


On Wed, 24 Jun 1998 12:48:00 -0400 (EDT), Ethan Dicks wrote:

> (discussion of IDE-64 interface)

>> I don't think :-(. BTW, the unit is quite 'hot'. It is currently being
>> developed. Maybe, they have just succeed with interfacing an IDE CD-ROM
>> to the 64?...

> I haven't heard if there is a CD-ROM driver yet or not.

Well, the info came from their page (neither me know if they finished it).

>> ..Whew, my A1200 friends don't know, what do they lose (since they even
>> refused to buy regular 2.5" drives into their computers) ;-(. 1.3" sounds
>> really 'something'.

> I'm not sure what you mean by "lose" here.  The drive I have is only 20Mb;
> the largest 1.3" drives made were only 40Mb.  There are some 1.8" drives
> in the 300Mb+ category, but they are much more expensive than 2.5" drives.

Hmmm, well, then it's not so much beautiful as I expected :-(

I mentioned this 'lose' thing 'cos my friends even refuse to use the 2.5"
versions, so they had to fiddle with regular 3.5" HDDs. These can't be
installed into the machine; the HHDs used to hang just on the cables :-(.
Since this is a bit uncomfortable, I suppose they must have some dreams
about (physically...) smaller drives.

BTW, what does, actually, an 1.3" 20Mb HDD cost?


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