View Full Version : ide raid combo card

03-22-2002, 01:18 AM
I don't know if you scsi guys think this is the appropriate place to post this but here goes. I noticed a pci card at firewiredirect. It is a firewire/ide100dual channel raid card. But it is not mac compatible. I don't know who actually makes the card but this is something I've been looking for. Anybody know if there is any reason that this won't get mac drivers? (If there were then all I would have to do is figure out how to make it work in a magma chassis)


03-28-2002, 03:07 AM
Don't know the answer, but check this thread an for overview of PC ATA cards in Macs:

Doesn't sound good, but I am sure someone will post if this is a special case. For what it's worth, I just installed a SIIG 100/133 card in this B/W 350, and I am happy (boots to OS X/OS 9.x, much faster than stock bus). . .RAID is avaiable, but of coarse no firewire.

You might also check http://xlr8yourmac.com/IDE.html to see if anybody has reported sucess with PC ATA cards in Macs.

03-28-2002, 08:06 AM
Granite www.scsipro.com (http://www.scsipro.com) has FireWire RAID solutions.

03-28-2002, 01:54 PM
Thanks guys. I've emailed with Granite and they don't have any firewire/ide cards. They also said that nobody makes a dual channel firewire card yet but thet plan to have one by the end of the year. I know that there are some differences with how ide cards work in a mac. That's why I know I have to have my fingers crossed to even have a hope of finding a firewire/ide card.

03-28-2002, 03:10 PM
What is wrong with using "good ole" scsi? Even at its best FW is a far cry.

03-28-2002, 04:22 PM
What I really want is firewire and ide or scsi. But there is a problem with scsi compatibility with another pci card that I want to use. So ide is probably it. The drives are a bit cheaper too but that doesn't matter too much.