Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: IBM Computer Identification
- Joe Giliberti wrote:
> Sridhar Ayengar wrote:Is it a Microchannel card? Does it say "Arco Electronics" on it?
>> 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.
- 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.