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    USB Printer

    My HP 880C printer can use USB or the regular printer connection. Is onetype of connection faster than the other?

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    Re: USB Printer

    In my experience, USB is MUCH faster. By all means, use it.

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    Re: USB Printer

    Yes, USB is faster, but it is unlikely to make a perceivable difference to the print speed unless the buffer in the printer is big enough to take the whole page when it is spooled.

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    Re: USB Printer

    ...faster, yes, but there are other advantages. Being USB, your printer is now hot-swappable - you can unplug it (should you want to) without powering down your PC. You can also use it with a hub. If you have a scanner, you will not get that awful old problem of the two devices fighting for the parallel port.

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