Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85640
Zip drive access slow
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
Reading from my Iomega Zip 100 parallel port drive is desperately slow, e.g.
about 30 mins to read or wite ~50 MB to a 100 MB disk. The Zip drive itself
works fine when I modprobe the imm module into the kernel, and the drive
coexists quite happily on the same parallel port as my printer, using the
pass-through port on the Zip drive. This issue is solely with access speed. I
have tried manipulating the BIOS settings for the parallel port but to no avail.
I was previously using Mandrake Linux 8.1 with identical hardware and the access
speed to the Zip drive was excellent.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Attach Iomega Zip 100 drive to parallel port.
2.Modprobe imm module.
3.Insert disk and mount.
4.Read or write to Zip disk.
Actual Results: Access speed was very slow.
Expected Results: Better performance expected by compsarison with Mandrake
Compaq Presario laptop with AMD-K6-2 333 MHz processor, 160 MB RAM, parallel
port BIOS settings to allow O.S. to automatically configure port.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 51942 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.