Not to my knowledge, at least not directly. Of course a Radius Rocket can do things faster, but it’s not really a card for decompression.
The problem really is StuffIt, mainly. Other decompressors are faster, but not as widespread.
I have the Mac OS 7.5.3 set of parts of the SMI disk image here (in my (language) case 17 disk-sized parts of the image). When double clicking the first part (named .smi, having the appropriate icon), nothing visible happens, no error message.
When I open Disk Copy 6.3.3 manually, and...
It’s not that easy. If it does, and the program runs from the cache, all fine & speedy.
But what if the cache is dirty and has to be emptied? Mac OS isn’t that great in contest/multitasking application switching and I/O (netwok & disk), so it wouldn’t make me wonder if in certain daily...
I got my hands on a Hurdler CPI Nubus card, that’s a “Parallel” port card (like IEEE1284/“Centronics”). Accordings to some docs it has a declaration ROM onboard, fine, so it’s sitting there and waiting for some data.
It came originally with some printer drivers -- but these seem to be lost...
Definitely, yes! It would e.g. enable us using 68k Macs all over the place in large congresses like the Chaos Communication Congress (some 17k visitors, some 30k devices in one network). It’s a switched network, but there’s no L2 connectivity between sites.
+1 -- and strengthening JFTR: without working flow-control you’d need to drop the baud rate drastically when a 68k machine is involved: to 2400 bps or lower. Going “just a bit down” wouldn’t do the trick.
Okay, I found the store by myself: Head over to lass-shop.de and search for "stifte" (pens in German). The shop accepts EUR via SEPA bank wire transfer. More information about the mechanics as it seems compatible with ALPS DPG-1302, Atari 1020, Commodore 1520, Silver Reed EB50 and others.
Would you mind not only dropping the anecdote but also name and URL of that company? As I’m based in Germany and own a RK-P400C w/o pens, that’d be a great help for me, and perhaps for others to follow.
Thanks for the pointer, although the read is disappointing … Mac OS & I/O … again :-/
Hm, crosscheck test 1: if NetBSD or Linux on a Quadra is able to push more than Mac OS.
Crosscheck test 2: Use IP instead of AppleTalk. Even between 2 (Gigabit-) PCI-based Macs of the 800 MHz league, AppleTalk...
I searched the forum to find comparisons of Asantés 10/100 Nubus card, comparing to onboard 10 MBit Ethernet found in Quadras and PowerMac 6/7/8100, to no avail (that the forum software filters out the number "100" as being “irrelevant” doesn’t help searching, though …)
Did no one run some...
Some cards report themselves as fixed disks, others as removable media. Try to get one that reports as fixed disk. Often, the "industrial" branded ones can be switched between fixed and removable with a utility binary available from the "industrial" brand.
I’ve got two MagicBus cards (Mac SE PDS, one "empty", one with an 68030 accelerator), and two Radius graphics cards matching. But - no cable in between. Looks like a UW-internal SCSI connection, but apparently seems to have 60 pins, not 68.
Now – where do I get such cables?