8-bit IDE hard drives, controllers

From: Jim Leonard <trixter_at_oldskool.org>
Date: Tue Feb 22 15:37:12 2005

Herb Johnson - null account wrote:
> So the above statement by Mr. Leonard is a little ambiguous. He probably
> is referring to the ISA bus, not the IDE connector, as being "8-bit". My
> impression is that few IDE drives were 8-bit. But as many people on this
> list run and restore old systems, they may run across (or require) 8-bit
> IDE drives and compatible controllers.

My apologies; I was indeed referring to an 8-bit ISA bus interface card that
claims to work with "modern" (ie 16-bit) IDE drives up to a size of 540MB.
16-bit ISA bus cards are quite plentiful, but 8-bit ISA bus cards of this
nature (that interface to modern drives) are fairly rare. If the card works as
advertised, I will report back here.
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