[Coco] IDE interfaces

RETRO Innovations go4retro at go4retro.com
Wed Mar 16 15:21:13 EDT 2016

   Luckily, it can be a moot point for designs which use ENIG or silver in
   order to better handle surface mount components.  One could argue that
   ENIG is flash gold, not enough to cover the edge connector well, but
   that's another argument.


     On March 16, 2016 at 3:15 PM Zippster <zippster278 at gmail.com> wrote:
     Gold edge connectors are bad, haven't you heard?
     Just kidding, but there's been a small discussion on the Facebook
     group where it's being claimed
     tin-plated is better and won't wear out your CoCo's cart port
     connector as quickly as gold. And that
     that is why Tandy didn't use it most of the time, not because of
     Personally I don't buy it, I think gold plated edge connectors are
     the way to go, even though they
     cost a bit more. You can certainly argue it's not necessary, but
     worse? lol.
     - Ed

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