Re: [PARPORT] DUMP with an HP 5GB ext.

J. Scott Berg (
Mon, 6 Sep 1999 15:05:12 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 6 Sep 1999, Gary J. Hanley wrote:

> I've been playing with tar and it is very slow, which is probably
> inherent to this type of media.

Well, it's inherent to some combination of the drive, parallel port
interface, and driver, but "very slow" sometimes indicates you're not
using a large enough block size. Try 16k or 32k. Then it may only be

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