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Message 1307303 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 8:35:28 UTC

Yep. Today marks the death of the last working device I have that's not SATA. My 10 year old DVD burner finally had it.

She just couldn't read anymore Cap'n.

Rip old burner. You were good to me.

This marks the end of IDE devices in my house.


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Message 1307305 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 8:44:02 UTC - in response to Message 1307303.

Yep. Today marks the death of the last working device I have that's not SATA. My 10 year old DVD burner finally had it.

She just couldn't read anymore Cap'n.

Rip old burner. You were good to me.

This marks the end of IDE devices in my house.

I remember buying My 1st CD-rom drive and it predated ide, it wasn't scsi, it was some 34 pin proprietary interface, such things as long as their useful can last a long time if treated well, now You can join the sata revolution and take a gnu one out for a spin... ;)
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Message 1307424 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 16:12:08 UTC

Dave's CD drive, may you spin in peace in that great server in the sky

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Message 1307458 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 18:21:23 UTC

RIP to Ex's IDE. My old P4 still has the original DVD reader and A CD RW in it. That the only two IDE.s I have left.


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Message 1307483 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 19:57:36 UTC - in response to Message 1307424.

Dave's CD drive, may you spin in peace in that great server in the sky

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@Jim, my dead DVD drive was originally in a P4 system as well.
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Message 1307528 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 22:38:56 UTC

I've got an old ide DVD-rom drive in black, the things aren't worth anything after SATAn got here. ;)


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Message 1307533 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 22:48:58 UTC

My 10 year old dual P4 based Xeon (Prestonia) still has it's CD ROM working. I think that is IDE ...


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Message 1307535 - Posted: 18 Nov 2012, 22:56:00 UTC - in response to Message 1307533.

My 10 year old dual P4 based Xeon (Prestonia) still has it's CD ROM working. I think that is IDE ...

If the drive has a ribbon cable then the drive should be an ide drive.
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Message 1307678 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 9:14:06 UTC

original CD-roms were 2X/4x(5.25") floppy speed.
Simply amazing. At the time.

And yes the originals plugged right into the floppy drive cable. There were SCSI models available as well.



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Message 1307723 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 14:51:11 UTC

And I was using them in the early 90's too...


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Message 1307909 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 22:19:15 UTC - in response to Message 1307678.

original CD-roms were 2X/4x(5.25") floppy speed.
Simply amazing. At the time.

And yes the originals plugged right into the floppy drive cable. There were SCSI models available as well.

Many of the early ones used a carrier that you inserted the CD into that you then inserted into the drive. I retired my last one of those only about 2 years ago.


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Message 1308036 - Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 7:44:26 UTC - in response to Message 1307909.

original CD-roms were 2X/4x(5.25") floppy speed.
Simply amazing. At the time.

And yes the originals plugged right into the floppy drive cable. There were SCSI models available as well.

Many of the early ones used a carrier that you inserted the CD into that you then inserted into the drive. I retired my last one of those only about 2 years ago.

Oh wow, I remember those. Yep, put the disk in a cartridge, and then into the drive. Those were the first CD-ROMs I ever saw, and I was just but a boy.
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Message 1308111 - Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 15:03:50 UTC - in response to Message 1308036.

original CD-roms were 2X/4x(5.25") floppy speed.
Simply amazing. At the time.

And yes the originals plugged right into the floppy drive cable. There were SCSI models available as well.

Many of the early ones used a carrier that you inserted the CD into that you then inserted into the drive. I retired my last one of those only about 2 years ago.

Oh wow, I remember those. Yep, put the disk in a cartridge, and then into the drive. Those were the first CD-ROMs I ever saw, and I was just but a boy.

Those were the days, games still for the most part came on a bunch of 3.5" floppy discs, ide started to change all that...
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Message 1308207 - Posted: 21 Nov 2012, 1:01:35 UTC - in response to Message 1308111.

original CD-roms were 2X/4x(5.25") floppy speed.
Simply amazing. At the time.

And yes the originals plugged right into the floppy drive cable. There were SCSI models available as well.

Many of the early ones used a carrier that you inserted the CD into that you then inserted into the drive. I retired my last one of those only about 2 years ago.

Oh wow, I remember those. Yep, put the disk in a cartridge, and then into the drive. Those were the first CD-ROMs I ever saw, and I was just but a boy.

Those were the days, games still for the most part came on a bunch of 3.5" floppy discs, ide started to change all that...

We had the Windows 95 Beta Floppy set delivered once a fortnight. Something like 40 floppies to flip through the drives...


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Message 1308221 - Posted: 21 Nov 2012, 1:50:40 UTC - in response to Message 1308207.

original CD-roms were 2X/4x(5.25") floppy speed.
Simply amazing. At the time.

And yes the originals plugged right into the floppy drive cable. There were SCSI models available as well.

Many of the early ones used a carrier that you inserted the CD into that you then inserted into the drive. I retired my last one of those only about 2 years ago.

Oh wow, I remember those. Yep, put the disk in a cartridge, and then into the drive. Those were the first CD-ROMs I ever saw, and I was just but a boy.

Those were the days, games still for the most part came on a bunch of 3.5" floppy discs, ide started to change all that...

We had the Windows 95 Beta Floppy set delivered once a fortnight. Something like 40 floppies to flip through the drives...

I'm sure glad that 95 that I had wasn't beta then.
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Message 1308236 - Posted: 21 Nov 2012, 2:58:50 UTC - in response to Message 1308221.

original CD-roms were 2X/4x(5.25") floppy speed.
Simply amazing. At the time.

And yes the originals plugged right into the floppy drive cable. There were SCSI models available as well.

Many of the early ones used a carrier that you inserted the CD into that you then inserted into the drive. I retired my last one of those only about 2 years ago.

Oh wow, I remember those. Yep, put the disk in a cartridge, and then into the drive. Those were the first CD-ROMs I ever saw, and I was just but a boy.

Those were the days, games still for the most part came on a bunch of 3.5" floppy discs, ide started to change all that...

We had the Windows 95 Beta Floppy set delivered once a fortnight. Something like 40 floppies to flip through the drives...

I'm sure glad that 95 that I had wasn't beta then.

It could also be delivered on CD. We just could not get a CD player to work in one of the test rigs...


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Message 1308650 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 7:04:32 UTC

Windows 3.x was only 6 floppies or so. I cannot imagine installing win95 from floppy wow. That had to be fun, and slow.


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Message 1308655 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 7:19:57 UTC - in response to Message 1308650.

Windows 3.x was only 6 floppies or so. I cannot imagine installing win95 from floppy wow. That had to be fun, and slow.

Torture...

The old floppy shuffle, glad We can use CD/DVDs now.
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Message 1308663 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 7:40:54 UTC

Back when I had my first computer, My sister in law let me install some graphic program I needed, It came with 11 floppy discs. What a pain that was.


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Message 1308809 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 15:43:12 UTC - in response to Message 1308650.

Windows 3.x was only 6 floppies or so. I cannot imagine installing win95 from floppy wow. That had to be fun, and slow.


I think you'll find that it was 8 (9 if you included the MS Dos disk].

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