Re: D64 with IDE64 and a parallel connected 1541... record beaten!?
Date: 2005-11-23 00:06:57

Sorry for the previous post. It went out on its own before I managed  
to write the reply... :-(

On 2005-11-22, at 20:29, Anders Carlsson wrote:

> silverdr wrote:
>> Now I believe I'll be able to meet the target but even if I remain at
>> 21-22 seconds it will still be acceptable for me... as long as noone
>> writes a faster one, that is ;-)
> I can understand the desire to be the best or fastest, but for  
> practical
> use, does it matter if it takes 20, 25 or 30 seconds to convert a  
> floppy
> to a disk image? I mean, we've been in this hobby for more than 20  
> years
> already, so another five or ten seconds here or there isn't crucial.

When one has to image 1000 diskettes, you know - it's already about  
two hours of savings... no, seriously I agree and that's why I put a  
smiley on the end of that sentence.

> Also,
> I think the task to swap floppies might be a bigger bottleneck than  
> the
> execution time.

Five to ten seconds save on every single diskette out of thousand is  
an absolute, measurable saving, you know... :-)

Electrons are free; it is moving them that becomes expensive.

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