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    SubjectRe: IDE -> ATA DISK
    Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.3.96.981130204716.274F-100000@mirkwood.dummy.home>
    By author: Rik van Riel <>
    In newsgroup:
    > > The 2.1.x series kernel thinks that my IDE drive is an ATA DISK:
    > But it /is/ an ATA disk... IM(NOM)HO 2.1 reports the Right Thing.
    > ATA = AT Attachement. This is the official term for the
    > protocol used to communicate between the IDE interface
    > (it usually can't be considered a controller, with the
    > notable exception of the 'modern' DMA ones) and the
    > drive.

    Technically speaking, neither IDE/ATA nor SCSI have "controllers";
    they have "host adapters". In both cases the controller proper sits
    on the drive itself.

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