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IDE - Integrated Drive Electronics
- mass storage device, controller integrated into the disk
- 1 Controller 4 pins, 2 devices
- Speed - 3 MBs
EIDE- Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
- newer version of IDE
- data rate 4-16.6 MBps
- up to 8GB of storage replacing SCIS
Known also as IDE, supports one or two hard drives, a 16-bit interface and PIO modes 0, 1 and 2.
Supports faster PIO modes (3 and 4) and multiword DMA modes (1 and 2). Also supports logical block addressing (LBA) and block transfers. ATA-2 is marketed as Fast ATA and Enhanced IDE (EIDE
Also called Ultra-DMA/2 , and DMA-33, supports multiword DMA mode 3 running at 33 MBps.
or Ultra-DMA/4 A new version of ATA proposed by Quantum Corporation, and supported by Intel, that will double ATA's throughput to 66 MBps. Other ATA supports speeds of 100 and 133MB/s
aka Ultra-DMA/6 currently the fastest IDE hard drive in the market
The actual fixed disk within the hard disk drive. There can be several platters within the hard drive
Each side of platter
Large sections that completely circle the platter
Pie sections on the track
The smallest unit of measurement that a hard disk will read
Tracks of the same diameter on each platter
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