8-bit IDE

From: John Wilson <wilson_at_dbit.dbit.com>
Date: Sun Apr 16 11:21:10 2000

On Sun, Apr 16, 2000 at 08:18:51AM -0600, Richard Erlacher wrote:
> Has anyone on this list dealt directly (not through the BIOS) with 8-bit
> IDE drives of 2-1/2" size? ... Any size at all?

No, I haven't heard of any 8-bit IDE models since the very ancient Seagate
ST___X drives. But I gotta ask, why even bother looking for them, when
using a 16-bit IDE drive on an 8-bit bus is *SO* easy? Two 373s, a 244,
a 245, and a PAL for the selects (plus a flip-flop if you want to be cute
and have the even and odd bytes go through the same I/O port address).
And then you can use any old drive, no need to get addicted to rare models.

John Wilson
D Bit
Received on Sun Apr 16 2000 - 11:21:10 BST

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