Re: [PARPORT] IDE as parallel port

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Date: Mon Aug 07 2000 - 21:43:31 EDT

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    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 <> wrote:
    > You'll need to buy something like the H45 Quickdrive ( -
    > 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
    > one.)
    > 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>
    > | irc: Knan / @ Undernet

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