Reading multiple floppies
As mentioned in other answers, reading from multiple floppy disks that share the same controller is unlikely to give much of a speed increase.
PCs originally supported up to four floppy drives, which could be achieved by using two controller cards (with two drives each). These controller cards (which also include Super-IO cards ...
Has anybody tried to format a diskette or a USB flash drive using the the following format command (at a /cmd prompt)?:
where x is the drive
for 720K formatting, you have to define the number of tracks per sector and the number of sectors overall.