DOS/Floppy backup program benchmarks
mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon May 12 20:56:46 CDT 2008
Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 11:04:15 -0500
>> From: Jim Leonard
>> What I would love to test is Central Point Backup (PC Backup?) prior to
>> version 6, which is the only version I had available to test. Versions
>> prior to 6 are supposed to contain code that supports the Option Board I
>> have in my 5160 for additional speed -- however, I'm not sure how much
>> speedup I could expect, since some of the faster programs in the
>> shootout must have been operating at a 1:1 intereave (I was writing all
>> 40 tracks both sides in less than 30 seconds per disk; can it get any
>> faster than that?).
> I'll dig out the old FastBack and see if I've got an older CP backup--
> I may well have.
Ahh yes, I was beating my head against the wall trying to remember
that name. I used FastBack all the time when I was writing database
apps under DOS. We used it around the office to move files around, and
between work and home. It's actually a really nice package as I recall.
Port Charlotte, FL
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