[sane-devel] Need sane docs

Roger rogerx.oss at gmail.com
Wed May 4 03:27:47 UTC 2016

> On Tue, May 03, 2016 at 05:18:15PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>This system has only USB2.0, so a 100mbit ethernet is still faster.

If I'm not mistaken; USB 1 has a 1.4 megabit transfer rate, USB 2 has
a 480 megabit transfer rate, and USB 3 has a 5 gigabit transfer
rate.  (Try not to confuse megabit with megabyte.)  Firewire tends to
trump USB 1 and USB 2 for disk transfer rates, or any high throughput
activity, while faster firewire speed protocols is now really now
becoming non-existent upon the advent of USB 3.

With these apparent transfer rates, I usually double think the
pros/cons of remotely locating a scanner and having the scanner nearby
attached via USB.  Multi-user access is also a feature of networking.

The increase in speed is usually only noticeable with larger files; and
whether or not you're in the process of running out the door or just
sitting around doing nothing.

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