Enhanced IDE

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Enhanced IDE

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(Enhanced IDE) An enhancement made to the IDE interface for hard drives. PCs began to ship with EIDE hard drives starting in 1994, and prior to SATA drives becoming popular, motherboards provided a primary and secondary channel for a total of four EIDE devices. The terms EIDE, IDE, ATA and PATA are synonymous (for details, see IDE).
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The hard drive upgrade also includes guaranteed PC/AT-compatibility, full support for the enhanced IDE interface, and live toll-free customer support.
Users who want to be able to pull data off the hard drive fast should insist on an enhanced IDE drive with at least 2 Mb of software cache.
The built-in IDE interface supports two enhanced IDE devices including the Ultra DMA 33/66/100 mode with a data transfer rate up to 100 MB/sec.

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