View Full Version : 7400 G4/500, Crucial PC100, ATI video cards

03-21-2003, 02:42 PM
Okay, parting out some Beige and B&W parts (you can see where this is going http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

G4/500 XLR8 $225
3 x 256MB SDRAM (Crucial) (http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp?model=Power+Mac+G3+Yosemite+[Blue+and+White%29&x=13&y=10) CAS2 8 ns 125 MHz $35 ea. or $100 for all three
- works in Beige, B&W or early G4's

Apple OEM Rage 128
ATI Radeon Mac - one of the original! NOT Radeon 7000

- G.

[This message has been edited by Gregory (edited 21 March 2003).]

03-21-2003, 03:38 PM
The XLR8 G4/500 is very tempting. Is it the card/zif/software and all? - I have all the SoftRaid/XLR8 software and such for my G3 400. I might consider selling my XLR8 G3/400 and put a G4 into my 7500. If it is still around the first part of April... I'll sure think about it. Those are harder to find now.

Glad you got my check and looking forward to the Cheetah. http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Thanks for your help every where on the forums Gregory.


03-21-2003, 04:59 PM
The G4/500 stays (in Beige), the RAM went into Beige and B&W package.

The beige is so quiet, so I wanted to give it the best goodies until such time as Apple has something I need, or the Beige is unable to run "Panther" aka 10.3.

- G.

[This message has been edited by Gregory (edited 22 March 2003).]

03-22-2003, 09:12 AM
PCI cards still available.

ATTO UL3S, Mac Radeon (2001 model, NOT 7000), ATTO PSCd (narrow/SE), ACard ATA/133, Adaptec 2940U2B. Adaptec 39160.

- G.

03-23-2003, 04:55 PM
What happened to your hard drives thread, Gregory?

All sold?


03-23-2003, 10:15 PM
Does the Acard work with OS 9.x and OS X? You would need cables right? You said it is not a RAID card. Anthing else?


03-25-2003, 01:26 PM

The Cheetah will arrive today....... it is on it's way from a town 50 miles north of me - all my UPS comes from there - always a 1 day delay.

Could you please answer the ACard questions? A good friend is intrested in it for his PCI "Yikes" G4.

Thanks again

04-01-2003, 12:18 AM
Hey -

I'm upgrading the hard drives in a 7300 w/G3/350 to do some multitrack 24bit audio recording. The Gurus seem to like the miles2 cards as scsi controllers. How about that 39160 - ideally I'll be hooking up a couple of Atlas 10K II's I got off ebay pretty cheap to it. Any ideas? Willing to ship to Canada?


04-01-2003, 05:49 AM

The 39160 requires a Beige Rev C and rev 2 mobo or later. Stick with the Miles2. But I'd skip the Atlas 10K II and look at the 10K IV or even the 10K IIIs. Even my Cheetah 10K.5 from last year can't compete and the Atlas is designed with digital audio/video editing in mind.

You might want to brush up on the audio FAQ on www.xlr8yourmac.com (http://www.xlr8yourmac.com) - dated but still helpful.

Atlas 10K III ref'd on googlegear is $64, $97 new, 18GB LVD. And the newest model is $189 on Hypermicro.com (10K.6 Cheetah is only $179 if you can believe that - and those are both 36GB models!) making 36GB both faster and more affordable.

- G.

04-01-2003, 08:21 AM
Hi Greg,

Thanks for the info - budget prevails, of course (sigh, to be both rich AND good-looking...someday)

How about that 2940u2b? I won't get U160 of course, but anything's better than what I have now (5400rpm quantum Slowball). Seen them going for around $25 - $45 used / new. Workable? Or still stick with the Miles2?

I appreciate the help.


04-01-2003, 08:28 AM
The 2940U2B has its connector on top, designed for the Yosemite and doesn't fit well inside a 7300. Fits if you don't plan to put your drives inside. Those 10K-2's kick up a storm (noise and heat as well as speed) and I got 41MB/s in that setup, stripped a couple. So best to use an external dual drive case for LVD. Tight fit anyway in 7300.

I would sell you a 7300 (sans process or memory); or, external case w/ two 10K-III's. I don't have a cable or way to test the 2940U2B's so actually you're probably better off getting that from OWC ($25). They use to come with FoxConn cables.

- G.

04-01-2003, 06:55 PM
Gotcha - I figured I'd probably be putting those drives outside. Okay, I guess I'll go fishing and see if anyone's got a Miles2 they want to sell.

Thanks, Greg