Technology itself has progressed along with the harddrives.
Originally, the ATA interface is a 16bit interface running at
PIO 1 (PIO is programmed input/output), or PIO 2. ATA-2 introduced
DMA, along with higher PIO modes, capable of running PIO 3,
and 4. Ultra ATA introduced ATA/33 or DMA/33. This supported
DMA with a 33Mbps throughput. Then ATA/66 doubled the throughput
of its predecessor with 66Mbps. With the introduction of ATA/66,
and 100, IDE is now a good rival to Apple's technology SCSI.
old IDE Drive, so long that it often had to be placed on the
bottom slot so it wouldn't run into drive bays:
Harddrive was bigger than current CD/DVD Drives, and could only
concludes a look at computing past part one. With the advancement
of technology in the past, it is easy to see the road of the
future. Smaller, faster, more efficient is a common theme among
all technological advancements covered here. The next article
will cover sound card, video cards, and cd-roms.