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Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: IBM Computer Identification

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  • Sridhar Ayengar
    ... Is it a Microchannel card? Does it say Arco Electronics on it? Peace... Sridhar
    Message 1 of 56 , Oct 5, 2005
      Joe Giliberti wrote:
      > Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
      >> chrism3667 wrote:
      >> >
      >> > IDE,
      >> >
      >> >>but I doubt it. Also, what kind of RAM does it take? There are
      >> >
      >> > several
      >> >
      >> >>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.
      >> Peace... Sridhar
      > 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.

      Is it a Microchannel card? Does it say "Arco Electronics" on it?

      Peace... Sridhar
    • Timothy J Fagan
      FWIW... I think this entire discussion shouldn t have been handled on the list at all. But that s just my take. From: Evan Koblentz Sent: Sunday, February 15,
      Message 56 of 56 , Feb 15, 2009
        FWIW... I think this entire discussion shouldn't have been handled on the list at all.
        But that's just my take.

        Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2009 10:08 AM
        Subject: [midatlanticretro] List

        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.

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