Conner CP3100 (1992)

transition: primitive ide drives

One by one, the characteristics of the modern hard drive as we know it emerged from the inventive chaos of the 1980s.

The new IDE interface was much simpler and more logical. IDE moved the drive control electronics onto the most logical place, the drive itself.

Some of the early model IDE drives, however, were still fair-dinkum clunkers, with old, slow stepper motors and some nasty habits.