Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: IBM Computer Identification
Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
chrism3667 wrote:The connector on the board looks identical to a standard IDE cable. 40 pins with the slot at the top. A standard IDE cable fits it.
>>but I doubt it. Also, what kind of RAM does it take? There are
>>slots on the mainboard that look like they held SIMMs, but not sure.
>>Thanks a lot.
> It's probably exactly that Joe, and IDE connector. The IDE interface
> bacame popular sometime during the original PC/AT's reign, but required
> a board to use it on those. You might not have too much success
IDE interfaces for MCA machines are *extremely* rare. And if it is
indeed one, I would pay a tidy sum of money for it. I would very much
doubt that it is an IDE interface. The only MCA IDE controller I've
ever heard of is made by Arco Electronics, and is marked as such.
MCA machines tend to have MFM, RLL, ESDI or SCSI.
- FWIW... I think this entire discussion shouldn't have been handled on the list at all.But that's just my take.
I'll say this in public: I should have agreed with Andy four years ago when he argued for a list that we control instead of using Yahoo.