IDE (integrated development environment) - Term
What is: IDE (integrated development environment)
Description: A standard electronic interface used between a computer motherboard data paths or bus and the disk storage devices, adopted as a standard by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in November, 1990 and named Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA). The IDE interface is based on the IBM PC Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) 16-bit bus standard. IDE is also used in computers that use other bus standards. Most computers sold today use an enhanced version of IDE called Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics (EIDE).
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