- Abbreviation of Enhanced Integrated device electronics. An enhanced version of the IDE interface. It supports both the ATA-2 and ATAPI interfaces, providing for significantly faster transfer rates when using hard disks, optical discs, or tape drives. In addition, it supports hard disks with much larger capacities. Its own abbreviation is EIDE. Also called Fast ATA, ATA-2, or Fast IDE.
- synonymEnhanced Integrated Device Electronics