Daily Archives: November 11, 2012

Tech Flashback: Mitsumi CR-4804TE

I guess one of my most memorable moments with optical discs was when I got access to my first CD burner. Back then, having the convenience to encode plastic platters with 650Mb of data (later, 700Mb, and then later, even … Continue reading

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Old CHS drives and modern IDE Controllers

So, what happens when you plug an old CHS drive into modern IDE controllers? Strange things. That’s what! Old CHS drives are those below 540Mb. They use CHS addressing – i.e. Cylinder, Head, Sector as opposed to the newer LBA … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: A 486 that wasn’t quite a 486

Been a bit busy lately, so didn’t have a chance to post any more nifty things for a bit. Hopefully I can make some time to show a few more interesting things. For this post, a follow on from my … Continue reading

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