Re: cbmlink -c serial and 6551

From: MagerValp (
Date: 2003-03-14 14:31:17

>>>>> "MM" == Marko Mäkelä <> writes:

MM> If I remember correctly, I measured some 16 kB/s transfer rates
MM> with the PC64 cable already in 1995 or so. The cbmlink server
MM> communicates with one interface at a time: it'll load a sector,
MM> send it to the PC, load another sector, and so on. With an IRQ
MM> loader on the serial or IEEE-488 bus, it could do a little better,
MM> but I don't think the time difference between parallel and serial
MM> connection would become any smaller in that way.

Wouldn't reading and writing whole tracks (with interleave) make it a
whole lot faster than just sequential sector writes? Or are we talking
about drives with a track buffer (like the 1581)?

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