integrated drive electronics

What is integrated drive electronics?

integrated drive electronics meaning A standard interface for hard disks which provides for building most of the controller circuitry into the disk drive to save space. IDE controllers are functionally equivalent to ST-506 standard controllers. Contrast with EDSI, SCSI, ST-506.

 

reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)

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