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Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment Micro Channel Architecture Bus Interface Adapter

16 in stock (can be backordered)


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The McIDE is the easiest way to add parallel advanced technology attachment (PATA) devices to Micro Channel Architecture (MCA) bus systems.  The McIDE uses the open-source extended technology integrated drive electronics universal basic input output system (XTIDE Universal BIOS or XUB) to allow you to easily connect a variety of integrated drive electronics (IDE), enhanced integrated drive electronics (EIDE), and advanced technology attachment packet interface (ATAPI) compatible devices to your system.


  • 16-bit data transfer speeds and is fully compatible with the IBM® MCA bus interface.
  • Two IDE channels support up to four devices in a variety of configurations.
  • Can coexist with other storage devices and adapter interface cards such as small computer serial interface (SCSI) and enhanced small disk interface (ESDI).
  • Removable and programmable 32 kilobyte erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM) containing the XUB.
  • Onboard light emitting diode (LED) that illuminates during data transfer. The system hard disk indicator lamp (if equipped) will also illuminate during data transfer.
  • Standard AMP power connector providing +12 volts, +5 volts, and ground.
  • Configurable channel interrupt request (none, IRQ 10, IRQ 11, IRQ 14, or IRQ 15)).
  • A modified version of the XUB to support PS/2 systems. Do not flash a version of the XUB to the EPROM that has not been modified to support the McIDE adapter.
  • Virtual serial disk drive support.
  • Support for two McIDE adapters supporting 8 devices.

Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12 × 6 × 2 in

1 review for McIDE

  1. Gavin

    Works a treat. Installed in a Model 50 in slot 4, replacing the original controller card. Note when loading the reference disk, I did not get the IBM F1 graphic, but pressing F1 does initiate the floppy. I used this with a DOM with mixed results. I could install DOS but couldn’t boot. Couldn’t even rename the volume label, so I guess there’s an issue with the DOM. This card works flawlessly with my IDE hard drives.

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