From: Ethan Dicks (erd_at_infinet.com)
Date: 2003-11-21 16:41:47
> Hello, > > On Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 04:18:24PM +0100, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote: > > I totally forgot: Obviously, this is not an IDE interface, but a > kind of MFM controller. Well... the AT-IDE controller is a bundled WD-1003, so from that standpoint, *all* PC IDE controllers are a kind of MFM controller. > IDE is much newer and wasn't known at times of XT  Sure it was... just very late. >  This is not totally true. Some might remeber the days where IDE > was called "AT-bus". In fact, there was even an "XT-bus" > specification, but I don't know any real hardware for that one. How about the Commodore Colt? I have one (dead at the moment, due to a leaking clock battery). How about the Amiga A590? A2091? The 40-pin connector on the A590 and A2091 is for an XT-IDE drive. ISTR one such drive was the WD 93028X (could be slightly off; it's from memory). I even have a WD 20MB Hard Card (in a Compaq Luggable) with an XT IDE drive and controller. I don't think there were ever any drives larger than 40MB in XT IDE format. They existed, but they were only around for a small amount of time. Commodore used them in the Amiga because they had crates and crates of them, leftover from their PC-XT days. -ethan -- Visit "The Seventh Continent" http://penguincentral.com/penguincentral.html Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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