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Linux kernel Nixes IDE support in the latest 5.14 release candidate


Linux founder Linus Torvalds recently Linux kernel mailing list Announcing the arrival of Linux kernel version 5.14. Perhaps the biggest change is the removal of traditional support for Parallel ATA (PATA) (also known as ATAm or IDE).

IDE is a kind of connector that has been the basis of IBM computers for a long time, and later became a PC. It is a connector used to connect hard drives, floppy drives and optical drives in computers. With the advent of more advanced protocols, IDE has become irrelevant to most PC manufacturers in recent years and has been replaced by SATA connectors in modern PCs.


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