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    Sonnet E4P/MacProOcto/OS 10.6

    Is there any early feedback on how this combo is working? My old G5 is about to go out to pasture, but I plan to move the E4P into the new machine. I definitely don't want the Burlies to end up...
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    Help rebuilding inbox

    Having trouble with Mail 2.1 on a MacBookPro. All messages listed in the Inbox still have headers there, but when clicked there's a message in the body area about the messages needing to be...
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    I got the problem under control with a different...

    I got the problem under control with a different card/case combination for now. Will try those suggestions when time permits and report back. Thanks!

    T
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    SeriTek/new Hitachi problems

    My rev. A G5 has a 1SE2 board (a year+ old, with the older "internal" connectors) which I've been using with Cuda .8 and Raptor drives for some time with no problems whatsoever. Have now tried to...
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    Why does DVD tray open on boot?

    Happens almost every time. I have reset the PRAM & NV-RAM, permissions are good, drive passes verification, etc. Occasionally, the tray will stay closed, but it's random.

    Even got to the point...
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    Is there any indication of when that might be? ...

    Is there any indication of when that might be? (HA!)

    A workaround is looking better...

    T
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    Here is the response from FirmTek support re:...

    Here is the response from FirmTek support re: bootability with their PCI Express external board (2SE2-E.) I also asked about issues with Seagate drives, as this seems to be a recurring theme these...
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    Bootable eSATA in a Dual Core G5??

    OK, new dual core machine on my desk (and it rips, thanks!) Just added the Sonnet E4P/Burly multiplier to be able to continue using external data drives from the old machine (G5 rev.1, SeriTek 1SE2,...
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    Thanks Rick - Sounds like I may have one old...

    Thanks Rick -

    Sounds like I may have one old bay and one new. I'll run down your other suggestions too.

    Tom
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    OK, good suggestion (didn't try it because the...

    OK, good suggestion (didn't try it because the drives power-up on insertion in the other cabinet, no key needed.) In the lower bay, this does power on the drive, but I get a dead fan error. The fan...
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    Retrofit problem - Burly SCSI --> SATA

    I've converted an older Burly 2-bay (beige, SN-D164761) from SCSI to SATA using new backplanes & cables (from Gurus of course, eSATA, for use with a Sonnet card.) The tracks, (bays, whatever you...
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    Thanks Dave. Much appreciated! Tom

    Thanks Dave. Much appreciated!

    Tom
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    Replacing internal modem on Sawtooth dually

    I have a need for a modem for faxing - my GB Ethernet dually apparently never had the internal modem (haven't tried to use it 'til now!)

    Any suggestions on where I might find instructions for the...
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    Interesting suggestions. Tape isn't an option...

    Interesting suggestions. Tape isn't an option IMO. And RAID backing up RAID sounds good & fast, but the cost makes it prohibitive. For now, it looks like the removable SATA HD setup might be as...
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    Long-term archiving strategies

    Wondered if we could get a discussion going about the merits of different "deep" storage strategies for a large image file archive?

    I currently use removable SATA drives that backup the working...
  16. Dragging to the trash works. Doh! I'm so...

    Dragging to the trash works. Doh! I'm so right-click addicted that I'd forgotten completely about it. :o Certainly quicker than the DU deal. Can't really disagree that it's good to make HD...
  17. Panther->Tiger, now can't eject external SATAs from Desktop

    Recently upgraded the OS, and now my SeriTek/Burly external drives show no right-click option to eject from the desktop. Cmnd-e doesn't do it either - I have to go into Disk Utility and click...
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    Target practice is looking better and better... ...

    Target practice is looking better and better...

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    Target practice... Hadn't thought of that, but I...

    Target practice... Hadn't thought of that, but I like it.

    So it might be that these are OK drives, in spite of their "heritage?" Pretty hard to tell from online postings whether to be worried or...
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    Disposing of old hard drives

    I have several older IBM Deskstar drives that I've replaced with newer units. A couple were boot drives, and have sensitive info on them. I want to wipe them in the most thorough way before...
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    No bootup chime after firmware update

    - G4 AGP, dual 500mhz (now Giga dual 1.8ghz), 10.3.9 -

    Was running firmware 3.3.1f1, needed to be upgraded to 4.2.8f1 to then be upgraded again with the Giga disk to recognize the 7447 processors....
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    G4 "missing" RAM slot

    Can anyone tell me why my G4 Dig. Audio shows four available RAM slots in System Profiler, but only has three actual slots on the motherboard? This seems pretty strange to me, and unless there's a...
  23. Thread: SCC SATA Drives?

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    It's becoming apparent that there is some kind of...

    It's becoming apparent that there is some kind of compatibility problem with the .9 drives. I just installed a pair on a 1VE2+2 board (to the internal ports) in an AGP G4 dually (10.3.9) and had...
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    Thanks, folks - Good suggestions all. I have...

    Thanks, folks -

    Good suggestions all. I have a replacement drive in hand (a nice new Seagate.) Don't think I'm going to spend too much time messing around with the old drive - not enough time as...
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    Thanks, Kaye - Could be connectors - haven't...

    Thanks, Kaye -

    Could be connectors - haven't done a physical inspection yet. Nothing has been moved or changed for months, but I guess stuff occasionally does go bad all by itself.

    Only about...
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