View Full Version : OS9.1 and Ultrawide firmware

02-10-2001, 08:13 PM
A friend of mine has a 9650/350 -->insert green-with-envy smilie here<--. After downloading the 9.1 update, he spotted a readme advising that some older ultrawide SCSI cards may need a firmware update. Hesitation has set in.

Anyone come across anything like this?

I myself am basking in the glow of 9.0.4 running fast and smooth on my 8600 (though I continue to think evil thoughts about a beige g3MT), and see no 9.1 for me in the foreseeable future.


02-10-2001, 08:23 PM
Apple has sold OEM versions of ATTO and Adaptec SCSI boards. Someone else will remember which was sold with the Mach 5 9600. The make and model of the card can be found in the Apple System Profiler. Then search Apple, ATTO or Adaptec sites for the proper firmmware update.

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02-10-2001, 08:34 PM
thanks Louie--I'll pass it along.

02-11-2001, 03:06 PM
hmmmm....I don't believe there ever was an Apple option for the 9600....by the time Apple started offering UW cards, they were doing the ATTO in the bG3.

when they came out with the B&W, they were using Adaptec 2940U2B.

I don't think your pal has to worry about this, unless he installed an UW card on his own. In that case, just tell us which one, and we can help from there.

02-12-2001, 10:44 PM
Just saw one of those 9650's on e-bay a few days ago...it sold for $355.00, I thought about going after it, but then thought it might be nice to pay on debt instead. Damn. The photo does show a PCI SCSI card external SCSI connector like the one on my Miles2, although it could easily be aftermarket.

What's the deal on the 9650? Were these sold as network servers? Or are they in fact just the Mach 5 designation?


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02-12-2001, 11:47 PM
It's not in the old Apple Specs. I thought it was a typo.

02-13-2001, 12:39 AM
Go here http://www.info.apple.com/info.apple.com/applespec/applespec.taf?RID=267 and here http://www.info.apple.com/info.apple.com/applespec/applespec.taf?RID=258 for the models. k

02-13-2001, 01:42 AM
Looks like what makes it different is the ability to run a PC card.

02-13-2001, 07:47 AM
No, not a typo. It's a WGS version of the 9600 Mach 5 (there was a 9650/233 on ebay a week or so ago, and there's a Mach 5 out there now--I think sitting at around $400). Another diff is that it comes with 10/100 ethernet builtin.


(whoops!--not builtin, comes w/a card)

My friend bought his on ebay a while back and the UW board I mentioned was in it when it arrived. The board doesn't show on ASP, though the two Quantum Vikings on it do. I've been waiting for him to crack it open to see if it's an oddball that needs an ID.

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02-13-2001, 01:47 PM
ideally, the server version would include the software CD, including ASIP. I forget which version they bundled in those days, it may have been ASIP 5....depending on the cost of an upgrade to ASIP 6, the savings there may completely cover the cost of the unit. I forget what ASIP costs, but I remember paying a lot for it a couple years ago.