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Windows 98 USB mass storage transfer rate

 
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rshinolywa



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:12 pm    Post subject: Windows 98 USB mass storage transfer rate Reply with quote

Re: Maximus Decim's "Native USB drivers for Windows 98 1st Edition" and his "Native USB ver.3.3 Only for Windows 98SE English" drivers:
First, is there a way to improve the transfer rate of data achievable by these drivers? In other words is there a way to decrease the real time in which, for example, with these drivers, x bytes of data are copied from a hard drive to a USB flash "stick" drive and vice-versa?
Second (if at all possible to answer in a generally understandable way), what, technically, in terms of any operating system, are the programming factors involved in increasing or decreasing the real time in which (again for example) x bytes of data are copied from a hard drive to a USB flash "stick" drive and vice-versa?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First, I'm not the author of the files, so please do not assume this is posted on his behalf: it is not

I'm sure that if the author knew of a way a reliably increasing the transfer speed he would have done so. However you have to remember that these drivers are a compromise, designed to make work in Win98 devices which were never intended to be used with that OS. To that extent there may be a degree of non-optimisation in the software.

Of course the ultimate limiting factor is going to be the data transfer speeds of the USB bus (which could be USB 1.1 or USB 2), and of whatever USB pen drive you are using. Don't forget USB in Win98 was very flakey (though better than in Win95
Its not a programming limitation that you need to worry about, but rather the hardware limitations of the USB bus under Win98
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