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What’s “IDE”?

Posted By On November 19, 2004 @ 2:55 PM In Computer Terms | Comments Disabled

Q:
What’s “IDE”?

A:
IDE, or Integrated Drive Electronics, describes a drive that has its controller components built in (in the real old days, these components were on a card or similar device) . It’s probably safe to assume that’s the type of hard drive you have built into your computer.

Most newer computers can have up to 4 IDE devices attached. These normally come in the form of hard drives, CD ROMS, or internal Zip drives.

~ Steve


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