Definitions for "Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics"
Keywords:  eide, ide, faster, mbytes, rom
Protocol that allows for faster data transfer rates & the connection of up to 4 hard disk s to a PC - supersedes IDE.
EIDE) EIDE's enhancements to Integrated Drive Electronics ( IDE) make it possible to address a hard disk larger than 528 Mbytes. It also provides faster access to the hard drive, and support for additional drives, including CD-ROM and tape drives.
An extension of the IDE standard, EIDE is a hardware interface standard for disk drive designs that houses control circuits in the drives themselves. It allows for standardized interfaces to the system bus, while providing for advanced features, such as burst data transfers and direct data access.