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    There are few around. Going with a card from a...

    There are few around. Going with a card from a company committed and fighting for the Mac is a good idea, in particular if they write the drivers.

    A good sign is to see, are the SATA drivers SATA...
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    The driver is so far "golden" that it does not...

    The driver is so far "golden" that it does not use anything, what is not proven. SImage basically recompiled their 2.0.3 with the new compiler and made it sure that the proper "dependencies" are set....
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    Indeed, all our cards have our own drivers and...

    Indeed, all our cards have our own drivers and since I wrote them - I made it damn sure, they will run only on FirmTek cards. The opposite is not true: there is nothing what would prevent anyone...
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    Rick, the web site needs to be updated, but at...

    Rick, the web site needs to be updated, but at least in the other thread we discussed, the AMUG test of the "brother" (SeriTek/2SE2-E) was done on PCI-e based G5 and also on Mac Pro. It's the only...
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    In the theory, you already SHOULD be able to boot...

    In the theory, you already SHOULD be able to boot from the SeriTek/2SE2-E via Bootcamp and BIOS. You can force Tiger to boot via BIOS (remember the old developer machines? They had no EFI), but for...
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    It's not bootable on Intel machines - yet, but it...

    It's not bootable on Intel machines - yet, but it could change relatively soon.



    Fortunately this is incorrect. The Port Multiplier support with SeriTek 5.2.0 FirmTek driver is perfect. Sonnet...
  7. Yes, if you look at 3132 drivers made by SImage...

    Yes, if you look at 3132 drivers made by SImage they won't fly faster with PM. It's unfortunately a chip issue. The 3124 is great - as long as you use it in PCI-X. Try it in PCI, and ouch. One of the...
  8. Rick, The SeriTek/2SE2-E is using the...

    Rick,

    The SeriTek/2SE2-E is using the entry-level SiliconImage 3132 SATA processor. What you see is the top bandwidth this SATA chip is capable. Please compare the SeriTek/2SE2-E with other cards...
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    The SSC is an issue with the Intel GD31244 SATA...

    The SSC is an issue with the Intel GD31244 SATA processor (it's in SeriTek/1Vxxxx series of SATA cards) or certain G5 models. Generally, WDC drives are pretty compatible.



    If they write such...
  10. Thread: SATA & OS9.xx

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    Known bug in Drive Setup

    This is a known bug in Drive Setup. It sometimes will insist a perfectly supported drive is "unsupported". I was able to trigger it with genuine Apple SCSI drives on Apple SCSI bus, so don't blame...
  11. SeriTek/2SE2-E is G5 and PM-bootable, MacPro is supported.

    Rick - just in the case you missed the news...

    http://www.amug.org/amug-web/html/amug/reviews/articles/firmtek/2se2e

    This is the fastest booting SATA card. And the only one which boots on PCI-e...
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    "official word"

    - would be very surprised if the 2SE2-E with 5.2.0 firmware won't work. It works now with PortMultiplier, all Seagate drives (including the somewhat problematic discontinued firmware 2.AEA), SSC off,...
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    1) Personally you did say just the opposite many...

    1) Personally you did say just the opposite many times and there are likely some of your posts on this forum of similar nature. Please stay behind of your own words.

    2) Please listen out these...
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    Mystery Notebook SATA controller

    As everyone knows, there were several attempts to introduce a SATA controller for the PowerBook. These attempts did mostly fail because of the support issues and because the performance of the SATA...
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    I would not hesitate to replace the drive. It's a...

    I would not hesitate to replace the drive. It's a fairly early Maxtor, not just featuring a 88i8030 Marvell SATA bridge, but likely an early one. Esp. if the bridge is B2P (the last three characters...
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    Just making sure, there is no misunderstanding:...

    Just making sure, there is no misunderstanding: from two answers

    "a) because the high-frequency serial signal transmission is no joke - even for Apple's and TI's budget
    b) because FW800 is the...
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    Of course, it's not at the end. My guess is,...

    Of course, it's not at the end. My guess is, Apple will proceed with FW1600 in two years. Just the high-speed serial I/O is a tough thing, thus the delay. I don't think, "target" mode will go away....
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    .... and these guys who push a bunch of crap are...

    .... and these guys who push a bunch of crap are running around in a typical SATA Plugfest with equipment worth a mortgage. C'mon Rick, be realistic. As far as I know, the ONLY major issue was the...
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    Forgot to mention. I cannot force you to love...

    Forgot to mention. I cannot force you to love FirmTek trays - but than again, if you don't, please take a look at XServe trays. You should not love Apple XServe trays either!
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    Rick the user should care less, is that 150 W...

    Rick the user should care less, is that 150 W enough for drives or not. For the beginners - there is only one moment (in theory) which is of concern, namely the moment of the drive spin-up. An...
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    With all due respect, I have to disagree. FirmTek...

    With all due respect, I have to disagree. FirmTek 4-bay enclosure power supply that rated at 150 Watts continous output power is more than powerful enough for 4 high performance SATA disk drives.
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    It could be different scenarios; I likely neeed...

    It could be different scenarios; I likely neeed to call you to play through several before telling for sure. Please write to the support. :)
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    Actually - the whole thing exactly as Rick...

    Actually - the whole thing exactly as Rick described - would work with any hot-swappable card if the card without the drives does support sleep. So if you are using even some weirdo card, just...
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    I probably know what it is...

    Jason, I never did see it happening and I do not have Gigadesign upgrade, but we have similar machines. I have a theory, what it is and hopefully can help you out. Eventually I will call you. Please...
  25. The main reason I could not withhold this one is...

    The main reason I could not withhold this one is because several times we were asked by people who bought a card not made by us to provide tech. support. Today not all roads lead to Rome and not all...
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