There should be a little difference in speed, the data to and from the disk in not streamed, it is buffered in RAM in chunks on the drive controller board and then transferred to disk (or back to serial). And everything is done asynchronously. I'm sure 19200 was chosen for robustness though, the RS232 interface on the drive controller is not a proper implementation and only provides 0 to 5V signaling for "mark" and "space", not the proper -3V to -15V for a "mark" and +3V to +15V for a "space". And looking at the schematic for the T200, it's the same way too.


On 8/9/2017 1:27 PM, John R. Hogerhuis wrote:
Interesting! I wonder if it can actually do 76800bps since it's in their baud rate table. I've found that's the top speed of the model 100. I don't think the t200 can reach it though. I think the t200 will function at 38400 but I don't remember for sure.

Not that it matters too much. It's a disk drive so we're limited by the speed of the drive itself.

-- John.

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