"Toy" computers (was Re: Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers)

From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre_at_stockholm.ptloma.edu>
Date: Thu Apr 25 10:51:30 2002

> > > Hey! I did say the mass storage interface had to be internal to the
> > > "computer" and not necessarily the mass storage devices.

> > Sure, but my point was, for instance, the C64 had drives that used
> > what basically amounts to a straight serial (or is that parallel?)
> > interface, and that is in the computer. But they're "toys," right?

> Yes, it was a serial interface. But there were a couple of companies that
> offered a parallel interface cable. There are also plans on the web so you
> can build your own.

The host adaptor for the SCSI Lt. Kernal external HD used a parallel-style
interface through the expansion port and is capable of considerable speed.

CMD hard disks, of course, can be connected through the parallel interface
on a RAMLink for added performance also.

And there's IDE64, which is also parallel through the expansion port.

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