Connect new printer via parallel or USB?

Discussion in 'hardware' started by reynald, Apr 12, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. reynald

    reynald Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Posts:
    19
    I just picked up a new Brother multifuncion and can connect it either via parallel or USB. I gather USB is the faster connection, but I'm running out of USB ports and would prefer to use parallel. I'm wondering if the speed difference would even be noticeable in typical home setup (modest size print jobs). Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  2. RAD

    RAD Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
    Posts:
    332
    I would use parallel just to conserve USB ports. For me, the speed would be irrelevant compared to the actual printing time. I also think Parallel ports are generally more reliable....but that is just a feeling. I have never had a parallel port go bad, but I have USBs lose their connections frequently. They just liook flimsy too.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.