Re: IDE interface

From: Ethan Dicks (
Date: 1998-06-26 16:48:31

> 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.

At least 3.5" drives are cheaper and larger-capacity than 2.5" drives.
> BTW, what does, actually, an 1.3" 20Mb HDD cost?

I got these on closeout for $8 USD each.  For a C-64, it's just dandy.  It's
a little tight for an Amiga (my first Amiga drive was an ST-225, attached
via an ISA WX-1)  It'll still fit (OS 3.1 is ~7Mb), but that doesn't leave
much room for data or applications (like TCP/IP).

I'll have to see if I can borrow a digital camera and throw up a picture of
my rig on a web page.


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