Do you mean you inserted a paper clip into the optical drive to release the CD? I know of nothing where a paper clip gets involved with a hard drive. Please specify what drives you are talking about.
BTW - all SATA drives have integrated drive electronics, - hence, are IDE. Within the IDE world there are two types of drive interfaces - SATA (serial) and PATA (parallel.)
CorkyG - Tucson, AZ
... Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical for the thing to pass...... Dr. J. Gruber, ACA Architectural Consultant
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