RE: Wanted: a faster protocol for IEEE devices

From: Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) <>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 05:57:12 +0000
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Hallo Patryk,

Thank you for your suggestions!
One idea I had was looking for the very first sector I would run into and then copying every byte that passed under the head and that X bytes long. I just have to calculate what X will be for an 8x50 disk. For a 4040/1541 this would be 8 KB.

> what is your connection to the PC?

> What are its limits?

To be honest, no idea. If there is a limit, it's on the side of the drive IMHO.

Hallo Jim,

> If that is appreciably faster than 20 minutes, is that good enough?

Everything faster then 20 minutes is good enough :) But I want to program it myself anyway. So if the algorithm or sources are available, please!

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
Ruud Baltissen

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