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  IDE - Integrated Development Environment, Integrated Drive Electronics, Interactive Design and Engineering, Interface ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Integrated Drive Electronics A popular interface to attach hard drives to PC's, where the electronics of the controller are integrated with the drive instead of on a separate PC card; also see ATA.
Integrated Drive Electronics, which is the name of a standard interface used to connect primarily disk and CD-ROM drives to a computer system.
Integrated Drive Electronics - basically a disk drive with embedded computer interface electronics - the connection to the computer is basically just a buffered 'AT' IO bus.
www.auditmypc.com /acronym/IDE.asp   (843 words)

 IDE Interface   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The primary drive is the master, and the second drive is the slave.
On most drives, you tell it to be a master or a slave with a jumper on the drive itself.
Setting the drive as either master or slave tells it to ignore the commands for the other drive and to only act on ones meant for itself.
www.pcmech.pair.com /show/harddrive/78   (702 words)

 IDE Interface
The drive has the ability to lie to the system BIOS and make itself logically appear as a known device type even if the drive is physically different from the know device.
To avoid a potential conflict between the drives, one drive is designated as the "master" and one as the "Slave".
Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) is the name for the AT Attachment (ATA) design, and IDE has the drive controller built into the drive itself.
www.footefamily.org /train/ide.htm   (873 words)

 Hard Disk Drive Guide - What is an IDE Hard Disk Drive
Prior to these drives, hard disks were interfaced to a PC motherboard via an expansion board known as a hard disk controller.
The development of the IDE hard moved most of the electronics and firmware (low-level software on a chip) from the controller to a printed circuit board on the drive itself.
In the process, a buffer/cache' memory was added to the electronics to speed-up the process of reading and writing hard disk drive data.
www.duxcw.com /digest/guides/hd/hd3.htm   (462 words)

 Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE)
Drives that use the interface officially known as AT Attachment or ATA are also often called something else entirely: Integrated Drive Electronics or IDE drives.
The reason for the name, of course, is that the IDE interface was the first where the logic board was integrated on the hard disk itself.
As described in some detail in the overview and history of the interface, drives prior to this point had the hard drive control logic on a separate controller card that plugged in a system bus slot.
www.storagereview.com /guide2000/ref/hdd/if/ide/unstdIDE.html   (374 words)

 Hard Drive Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The controller is built in to the electronics of the drive.
A partition map of all the partitions on the drive is kept on a separate partition.
It rearranges the data on your drive so that it and remaining free space are not "fragmented." This allows the computer to read from and write to the drive much more efficiently, which is very important in digital audio or video applications.
www.uark.edu /~macsup/hardware/harddrives.html   (749 words)

 Installing a New Hard Drive
IDE drives have a 40-pin connector, which on classier drives is surrounded by a plastic rim with a slot cut out of it - a "keyed" connector - which with a matching cable makes it impossible to connect the drive the wrong way.
Hard drive power connectors are almost exclusively the standard four pin Molex type, renowned for their one-in-three ability to practically weld themselves together.
No modern drive needs to be low level formatted by the user, which is just as well because practically no modern drives actually CAN be, although many will accept a low-level format command, simply erase all of their data, and then report that the format is complete.
www.5starsupport.com /tutorial/hdrive.htm   (1497 words)

 AT Attachment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On old BIOSes (486 era and older) the drives are often misleadingly referred to by the bios as "C" for the master and "D" for the slave.
It is not possible to initiate another command on another drive on the same interface, or inform the first drive of additional commands that it should perform later (capabilities referred to as "overlapped" and "queued" operations, respectively), until the first drive's read operation completes.
Hard drive performance under most workloads is limited first and second by those two factors; the transfer rate on the bus is a distant third in importance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Integrated_Drive_Electronics   (2929 words)

If a drive is already installed in the bay and you are replacing it, be sure to disconnect the DC power cable and interface cable from the back of the drive before removing the drive/bracket assembly.
To further ensure proper positioning of the drive in the chassis, insert and tighten all four screws in the order in which the holes are numbered (the holes are marked "1" through "4").
If the bezel on your drive is not flush with the bezel on your computer, remove the drive and adjust the position of the drive on the bracket, making sure to insert and tighten the screws in the order marked.
support.dell.com /support/edocs/systems/ban_gx1/en/ref_ldt/drives.htm   (5020 words)

 Hard Disk Drive
Hard drives in general have an access speed rating that is measured in milli-seconds (ms).
This is the amount of time it takes the drive head to access the data on the hard drive.
When you buy a large hard drive, you are making an assumption (albeit probably a very true assumption) that you will need a lot more space in the future.
www.computeresolutions.com /guide/harddrive.html   (628 words)

 Sharky Extreme - Hardware - Sharky Extreme Hard Drive Guide
With the advent of the new Ultra DMA/66 and Ultra3 SCSI hard drive transfer protocols, it has become increasingly difficult to muddle through the mess of technologies to find a total hard drive solution that's right for your needs.
When it comes to hard drives, one of the most difficult things to get a firm grasp on is all the terminology.
ATA drives are a subset of IDE drives and use a 40 Pin connector.
www.sharkygames.com /hardware/guides/harddrive   (313 words)

 Hard Drive
The hard drive, also called the hard disk or fixed disk, is the primary storage unit of the computer.
Additional drives are labeled after it as the D, E, F, etc. It has several read/write heads that read and record data magnetically on platters, a stack of rotating disks inside the hard drive.
The Hard Drive is a hard disk that can store a large amount of computer data on it.
library.thinkquest.org /11309/data/harddrv.htm   (645 words)

 IDE/ATA CD drive controller having a digital signal processor interface, dynamic random access memory, data error ...
The compact disk drive controller of claim 1, wherein said host interface further comprises a command FIFO to transfer commands from the host computer to the system controller of said drive electronics of said compact disk drive.
The compact disk drive controller is comprised of a host interface, connecting the host computer via the IDE data bus with the compact disk drive controller, in order to receive data addresses and commands from the host computer and transmit digital information to the host computer.
A microcontroller 29 in the CD drive electronics also communicates with the DSP and servo control of the drive electronics, as well as with the drive controller of the present invention, to control the reading of information from the CD.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5581715.html   (15619 words)

 Chipdir - abc of electronic terms: I
There's more the drive manufacturer can play with to suit themselves, such as packing more sectors in the outer cylinders, caching and upping speeds, without affecting the rest of the system.
Someone from Electronics 2000 in Australia (international computer company, I think) recalls that the first ones they could buy came from Miniscribe, were 40 Mbyte in size and used a 8051 MCU.
They had no solid connectors between the drive and the controller board but landing pads on each side with a rubber connector with vertical metal strips in it.
margo.student.utwente.nl /stefan/chipdir/abc/i.htm   (628 words)

 Data Recovery History
The original concept was to cluster small inexpensive disk drives into an array so that the array could appear to the system as a single large expensive drive.
The collection of drives in a RAID Level 0 array has data laid down in such a way that it is organized in stripes across the multiple drives, enabling data to be accessed from multiple drives in parallel.
This drive is used to store parity information that is used to maintain data integrity across all drives in the subsystem.
www.essdatarecovery.com /hardtech.asp   (610 words)

 IDE - Integrated Drive Electronics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The IDE interface is used to connect a hard disk drive or CD-ROM/DVD drive or similar units, with the computer motherboard.
To the common user, this is the same technology - the one that connects your hard disk or cd-rom/dvd drive to the computer motherboard.
SCSI was one of the alternate standards used for many years, but this requires a SCSI controller and SCSI drives which in many cases are expensive and not that easy to work with.
www.comp.ro /QWide.htm   (352 words)

 Installing Drives: Dell OptiPlex GX1 and GX1p Mini Tower Managed PC Systems
If a drive is already installed in the bay and you are replacing it, be sure to disconnect the DC power cable and interface cable from the back of the drive before sliding the bracket out of the bay.
To remove the old drive from the bracket, turn the drive/bracket assembly upside down and unscrew the four screws that secure the drive to the bracket (see Figure 7).
Slide the drive into the chosen bay of the bracket, oriented so that the connectors on the back of the drive will face the back of the chassis when the bracket is reinstalled (see Figure 11).
www.austincc.edu /cloud/manuals/Dell/GX1/drives.htm   (5140 words)

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A drive that was reading/writing data fine may suddenly cease to function due to these stresses and total data loss will occur.
The drive must be jumpered for hard/soft sectoring to match the constraints of the controller being used.
For drives with variable parameters, a drive type may be selected in the setup table that does not exceed the max capacity of the drive.
webpages.charter.net /dperr/diskguid.txt   (2294 words)

 Windows IDE Hard Drive Cache Package
The Windows IDE Hard Drive Cache Package provides a workaround to a recently identified issue with computers that have the combination of Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) hard disk drives with large caches and newer/faster processors.
Modern IDE hard drives typically store disk writes in a hardware cache (temporary memory) and write the data to the hard disk later.
As processors have increased in speed, the shutdown time has decreased to the point that data may still be in the hardware cache when a computer is turned off, and that data may be lost.
www.microsoft.com /windows98/downloads/contents/wucritical/q273017   (409 words)

 Personal Computer System Components
Two cables connected the disk drive to the MFM hard drive controller — one cable was for control, the other was for data.
Run Length Limited (RLL) disk drives are no longer used in the industry, but the encoding method is. In fact, it’s the most widely used and popular encoding scheme for hard disks because it can store 50 percent more data on a disk than MFM encoding.
Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) is a general term for drives with built-in disk controllers, a popular term used for AT Attachment (ATA) disk drives, and an ANSI standard.
www.windowsitlibrary.com /Content/175/02/5.html   (1589 words)

 Zip 750MB ATAPI Drive User's Manual
IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) is the built-in system a PC computer uses to connect drives to the computer.
If there are two drives connected to the IDE interface cable, one drive must be configured as a “Master” and the other as a “Slave”.
Use this setting if you are connecting the Zip ATAPI drive on the same cable as your CD-ROM drive or another ATAPI device that is configured as the master.
www.iomega.com /support/manuals/zip7aa/ide_atapi.html   (614 words)

 Hard Drives Basics - Hard Drives Buying Guide - BizRate
Most drives are pre-formatted for use with a Windows-based computer so if you're a Mac or Linux user you should be aware of possible compatibility issues and you may need additional software to get your operating system to recognize the new hard drive.
If youíll be installing the hard drive yourself, be sure to purchase an upgrade ìkitî which will provide you with all of the necessary hardware (cables, mounting bracket and rails) and software to safely complete the installation.
External hard drives offer the same great storage capacity solutions as internal drives and are usually easier to add onto your system because they do not require opening up your computer.
www.bizrate.com /harddrives/buying_guides/basics.html   (1516 words)

 Integrated Drive Electronics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
As the name Integrated Drive Electronics implies, the hard drive electronic control circuitry is located on the hard drive itself rather than the mother board or controller I/O card.
Previous methods, namely the ST-506/412 interface, required a controller board and it was sometimes difficult to find a controller board to support a variety of hard drives.
The hard drive is attached to the IDE/ATA interface with a 40-pin ribbon cable.
www.gotogeek.com /mobopics/ide.html   (177 words)

 How To Change A Hard Drive - Popular Mechanics
If you're using two EIDE (Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics) drives, like we are, and your system isn't too old, you'll probably be able to use the Cable Select jumper position.
When two EIDE drives are connected to a single interface cable and are configured to use Cable Select (the default jumper position), the drive attached to the end of the cable is the master, or bootable, drive.
The drive in the middle--connected to both the motherboard and the master drive--is the slave drive.
www.popularmechanics.com /technology/upgrade/1279246.html?page=2   (1048 words)

 Installing the Combination CD/DVD Drive
All enhanced integrated drive electronics (EIDE) devices should be configured for the Cable Select jumper position, which assigns "master" and "slave" status to devices by their position on the interface cable.
While pressing the tab release, tilt the bezel away from the chassis, disengage the two retaining hooks at the bottom of the bezel (#2 on the figure), and carefully pull the bezel away from the chassis.
Attach the drive bracket to the new drive.
www.srh.noaa.gov /ssd/DRT-AWIPS/html/DVD_drive.htm   (1065 words)

 Integrated Drive Electronics - Computing Knowledgebase - A Wikia wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Integrated Drive Electronics, IDE for short, is also termed Intelligent Drive Electronics, depending on who you ask.
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pc.wikia.com /wiki/IDE   (92 words)

 Definitions of Common Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) Terms
Integrated Drive Electronics: A generic term term that can be applied to any drive with an integrated controller.
When combined with translation, this provides support for drives up to 8 gigabytes.
Cylinder/Head/Sector (CHS): A way of addressing the drive that is based on the cylinder, head and sector that is being read.
support.microsoft.com /?kbid=262969   (568 words)

 Integrated Drive Electronics - Unofficial BOINC Wiki
A relatively recent (in terms of the history of computers) Hard disk drive with the built-in electronics necessary for use on a computer.
This is the most commonly used interface for the hard disk drives and CD-ROM drives of most personal computers.
This term also refers to the Personal Computer interface through which the disk drives connect.
boinc-wiki.ath.cx /index.php?title=IDE   (91 words)

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