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Enhanced Small Disk Interface




<storage, hardware> (ESDI) An obsolete hard disk controller standard, first introduced by Maxtor in 1983, and intended to be the successor to the original ST-506/{ST-412}.

ESDI was faster and more reliable, but still could not compete with IDE and SCSI.

EDSI used two cables: a 20-pin data cable to each drive and a single 34-pin control cable daisy chain with the controller at one end and a terminator at the other.

In PCs, it supported up to two drives at 1-2MB/s with drives up to 2GB.

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