Originally Posted by JimDrew
Yeah, the floppy port would be a little slow.. about 55K per second max (if you disabled the Amiga). With the parallel port you could get much faster speeds without tieing up the machine.
Surely the floppy port is less likely to need to tie up the machine (DMA!) than the Parallel port (spoonfeeding data byte-by-byte, and either a tight loop or the overhead of interrupts)?