View Full Version : use of internal granite digital cable for ultra scsi and use of speedtools

audio buff
06-04-2001, 08:46 PM
I have a 8/4/32 plextor writer and will soon purchase (from the gurus) a 40x ultraplex to go cd to cd. this is in a powermac 8600, xlr8 g3 200 processor. I'm using a ultra scsi narrow seagate drive as well. I'm thinking of getting the internal calbe (granite digital) as well the speedtools package(driver and hard drive utility). what are anyones experiences with these items. thanks!

06-04-2001, 10:41 PM
GRANITE is great!
SpeedTools is great!
The 8600 case ROCKS! It was probably the BEST case APPLE EVER built in terms of expandibility (esp for extra drives on the 8600), unless you count the ANS500/700 which do not boot MacOS.
The 40x Plextor ROCKS!

Not sure what SCSI card you have, but I have the
granite cable (green, 4 plug)
speed tools
40x plextor (narrow)

Unfortunately the 8600 is a work system http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

06-04-2001, 11:48 PM

I'll stay out of this, and let others post.


06-05-2001, 06:48 AM
40X Plextor on my 7300's
I've used Granite LVD cabling in my Burly raid boxes (both for hard drives and VXA tape drives)
Used Granite external cabling and terminators both LVD and Narrow
--- only have one funky Granite cable that was swapped out right away by the 'gurus after I did a little experimenting
Running CD SpeedTools and Toast and have burnt from the stock Apple CD-ROM to a CD-RW w/o a problem (and without changing any extensions)

Piece of cake..


audio buff
06-05-2001, 02:42 PM
thanks for the replies folks. I'm not using a scsi card. I had thought about the bluenote but thought the mac internal scsi can handle the ultra scsi speeds. (the real time speeds). I'm think I'm sold on the granite digital internal cableing. Can I also use the stock apple cable and hook up my old slow scsi. If so, how do I get two cables through the slot to reach the cd drive bays?

How about the use of speedtools hard disk utility. faster than 1.7.3 driver and the os 9.0 driver?

06-06-2001, 12:46 AM
hmmmm...there is plenty of room to snake cables thru the inside of the 8600 case, just take the direct route, and don't scrape your cables up!

i would suspect that, at this point, HDST is faster than Drive Setup 1.7.3 and 2.03, but I haven't benchmarked them head-to-head.

i would say this, however: any speed difference you notice will not be real significant, IMO.

i would buy HDST for other reasons--not just performance. There are plenty of good reasons. We go into them in some detail on our Intech page.


audio buff
06-06-2001, 10:01 AM
thanks I will check out the intech pages. speed isn't the only thing, accuracy is as well. thanks for the help.