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Re: IDE raid - which is better ? - modifying

> my silly thinking says...
> one cannot convert non-raid ide controllers into a hw raid controller
> by adding or cutting wires/traces/resistors

it is a fairly well documented fact that you can.

Think of it this way:

A company has to produce two products:
- an IDE controller
- an IDE RAID controller.

It is cheaper to produce one chipset which can do both than to produce
two different chipsets.

Thus, they simply disable certain features for the non-RAID controller
and sell them at a cheaper price.

luckily for us, certain members of the hardware community figured this


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