Re: [PARPORT] Orb drive - transfer rate

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 06:25:56 EDT

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    On 12 Apr 2000, Soulier, Frederic P wrote:

    > The transfer rate seems to be very slow (note: under windows the orb
    > tools indicate a 146Kb/s transfer rate) and during a transfer (around
    > 300Mb from the Orb to the HD) it is almost impossible to work under X
    > as the mouse pointer as erratic behaviour.

    Experiment with different parallel port modes in your BIOS
    settings. Linux doesn't force modes you haven't set up; Windows
    potentially might.

    The sluggishness is due to the driver polling for long amounts of
    time. Smoe drivers have a 'nice' parameter to adjust the poll time.


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