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Example: "EIDE was a popular drive controller technology used in the 1990s."

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EIDE is short for "Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics" and is an improved version of the IDE drive controller standard. It is also referred to as "Fast ATA" or "ATA-2," which are technical names for the same technology.

EIDE hard drives can transfer data up to 16.6 Mbps, which is twice as fast as the original IDE standard. While EIDE was widely used for many years it has since been replaced by newer ATA standards, including Serial ATA.

First Published: 2009
Last Updated: August 25, 2009

Definition from the PC Glossary