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Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE)

Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) and Enhanced IDE (EIDE)


As mentioned in the configuration chapter, there are several standards for communication and transferring data from one component to another. For example, instructions pass from the hard disk to the processor by way of an IDE (or Advanced Technology Attachment - ATA)  or the Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) connection.



There is quite a discussion about how much better a SCSI connection would be over an EIDE connection. It really depends on the overall configuration of the computer. Either standard has its place.


3D Accelerated - EIDE vs SCSI
CENet - Drivers
Computercraft - IO Controllers/Interfaces
Intel Chipsets - Bus Master
JavaWorld - IDE Developer tools
LinuxPlanet - Boost IDE patch
MK Data - EIDE, Ultra DMA and AGP
Open Directory - EIDE
PCLabs Online - EIDE vs SCSI
Penguin (CZ) - IDE Diag utility
Umea Univ. (SE) - SCSI - IDE overview
Uniba - IDE vs SCSI
VIA Tech - IDE Busmaster Driver FAQ
J. Wehman & P. den Haan - IDE/Fast ATA FAQ
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