Thanks for the tip. I just thought the transfer rates would be faster. I had
wanted to attach an 8x cdburner, but then the math appears not to work
out (8 x 150kb > 1MB).
The stupid layout of my AT case/motherboard can't handle more than three
internal devices (2 IDE + 1 floppy).
On Sat, 05 Aug 2000, Erik Inge Bols <email@example.com> wrote:
> You'll need to buy something like the H45 Quickdrive (www.h45.com) -
> basically a case with a special combined IDE controller and parallel
> port interface chip and a power supply. (It can handle two harddisks just
> fine - I've tested. It'll overflow the case, of course, which is made for
> Then, you'll need to use the kernel paride drivers. parport_pc + epat + pd
> (for harddisks and similar) + pcd (for cdroms) + pf (for zip, ls-120) + pg
> (cd-burners and similar)
> Note that over a standard modern parallel port, tha fastest you expect
> stably in my experience is 5-600 kb/s. In theory and when the moon phase
> is right, up to a megabyte a second.
> Erik I. Bols | email: <knan at mo.himolde.no>
> | irc: Knan / #linux.no @ Undernet
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