slow ZIP

Giuliano Pochini pochini at
Wed May 2 18:25:53 EST 2001

>>Why the ide ZIP drive is so slow ?  Raw transfer speed is only 150KB/s,
>>while it goes at ~1MB/s with MacOS.
> I don't think we let it do DMA because of limitations of older drive
> models. If we had infos about how to differenciate DMA-capable ZIPs
> from those older ones, then we could enable DMA by default.

Ok, but how can I enable DMA after boot ?  hdparm refuses to do it.

    Giuliano Pochini ->)|(<- Shiny Network {AS6665} ->)|(<-

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