The Question is:
Does OpenVMS Support IDE disk drives as either a
System disk or a Data Disk?
The Answer is :
The OpenVMS FAQ section "ALPHA23. OpenVMS and Personal Workstation
IDE bootstrap?" might be of interest. Additionally, the AlphaStation
XP900, AlphaStation DS10, and AlphaServer DS10 -- all basically the
same system, and all supported by OpenVMS -- typically ship with an
IDE-based disk configuration.
The list of supported devices is included in the OpenVMS Software
Product Description (SPD) -- pointers to the website that serves the
various SPDs are included in the OpenVMS FAQ.
IDE-related topics here in Ask The Wizard include the following:
(1473), (1490), (1771), (1944), (2566), (2933), (2978), (3750),
(4291), (5118), and (5125). There are likely others, as well.