This item is from the Yet Another Enhanced IDE/Fast-ATA/ATA-2 FAQ, by John Wehman and Peter den Haan with numerous contributions by others. (v1.92).
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To everyone on comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage for encouragement and feedback, especially those who took the time to communicate their comments in some detail. To Hale Landis without whom the FAQ would have been considerably less accurate on a number of key points; to Stephanie Brady from OnTrack for extensive Disk Manager related information; to Aron Eisenpress for critically reading the FAQ time and again; and many, many others.