[mythtv-users] OT: best way to connect IDE harddrives and dvd

chris at cpr.homelinux.net chris at cpr.homelinux.net
Mon Sep 18 18:04:29 UTC 2006

On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 09:29:21AM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Sep 18, 2006, at 12:53 AM, chris at cpr.homelinux.net wrote:
> > (2) Unlike the ST-506 days, the CHS values reported by IDE drives
> > are totally fake.  Telling fdisk that you want a partition to be in
> > the middle of the drive doesn't actually mean it will be on the
> > middle cylinder.
> BTW - wasn't that ST-502 not 506? or is my early-onset Alzhiemer's  
> kicking in ? I assume you meant the interface with the two separate  
> cables for control and data, sometimes mistakenly called "MFM", which  
> is an encoding method not an interface.

Time to start those Alzheimer's drugs. :-)

The other common interfaces in the early 80's were ST-412 and ESDI.

You're right, though, that MFM was an encoding and not an interface.

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