Many of the questions currently tagged "ide" should actually be tagged "pata". is for integrated development environments, rather than Integrated Drive Electronics.

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    Perhaps some future cases could be eliminated by making ide-drive a synonym of pata and so on.
    – user59659
    Commented Aug 22, 2011 at 2:51
  • The computer industry is known for many terminological conflicts, and I suspect this is likely to increase over time. Take a look at the dos tag at superuser.com/tags/dos/info which defines both DOS (Disk Operating System) and DoS (Denial of Service) on one page. (I also prefer @Matthew Read's suggestion to use an "ide-drive" tag; +1 for his comment.) Commented Aug 22, 2011 at 3:30

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Existing questions which referred to as a drive have been edited out, the synonym had already been created by random

synonym to ide

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