msmcdoug at optushome.com.au
Fri Sep 24 11:46:47 EDT 2004
Eric J. Rothfus wrote:
> It really depends upon the size of the USB transfer.
USB transfers are 64-byte packets.
> Especially those that have been engineered to
> depend upon timing or other behaviors of the floppy (copy protected
Granted. But if you assume that the seek time(1) of a floppy drive is always
going to be enough to cover the latency of starting a USB transfer, you
should be able to buffer enough data at the device end to ensure you don't
get a buffer under-run during a sector read.
(1) I would imagine the timing would have to be fairly tolerant for seeks
given the variable step times for different drives???
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