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Watford Electronics IDE Interface

The first IDE interface was made in 1991 and has 3 connectors:

  1. An Internal interface for a 2.5" disc installed on the card
  2. An interal 39 pin connector for a second device installed in the computer
  3. An external 39pin DB socet for an external device

The second IDE interface was bought on ebay from IFEL in 2008, not sure how old it is. There are no identifying marks on the PCB, but the podule identifies itself as a Watford Electronics Archimedes IDE Interface. The connectors are the same but the circuit board has be modernised to use surface mounted componenets. The hard disc is a 170MB Seagate ST9190AG.

An archive of the Watford Electronics IDE Utilities disc  is in the software section.

Date : 1991

Manufacturer : Watford Electronics

Physical Description : IDE Expansion board manual is also in the same BX box

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH49335. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Scan of Document: Watford Electronics IDE Interface

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