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PC AT 286 hard drive - data recovery


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#1 mjolles

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 12:21 PM

Hi,

Does anyone have an old PC AT 286 with the controller on the motherboard.  I have some old text files on a drive and I'm trying to get them off.  I was told the following about it:

 

The ST-225 (I've installed a few way back when...) is NOT an IDE drive it is an old tech MFM drive which required connection to a separate dedicated controller. IDE (PATA) drives were introduced after MFM drives. IDE drives had the HD controller built onto the drive. They, like PATA, plugged directly into the MoBo's HD connectors. IDE stands for Integrated Drive Electronics. IDEs were a much welcomed improvement over the then current tech (MFM, RLL, etc.)!

Your MFM controller happens to be on the MoBo which was not very common. If you need connectivity to your ST-225, your options are very limited, but possible.

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Thanks,

 

Mark



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