Catweasel opinions, sources of info etc.

Dwight K. Elvey dwight.elvey at
Wed Mar 9 12:36:12 CST 2005

>From: "Jim Leonard" <trixter at>
>Jules Richardson wrote:
>> On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 20:40 -0600, Jim Leonard wrote:
>>>Or, you could try a simple parallel cable and Disk2FDI: 
>> How does that work? From past discussions on this list, the PC parallel
>> port isn't fast enough to sample the bitstream from a floppy drive...
>Not all are, but a few can.  I believe the website has suggestions on $15 PCI 
>parallel port cards that are known to work.  The distribution also has a speed 
>testing utility (doesn't require a cable to run).
 Most have some capacitors added to slow the signals down.
One can just remove the capacitors. Then you need to
worry a little about transmission line effects.

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