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  1. Thread: Mdd Sataii

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    Curious to try tweaking the dual 1.25 MDD. In...

    Curious to try tweaking the dual 1.25 MDD. In theory it could go to 1.5. I am wondering though if anyone knows of a way to replace the solder connections to the resistors with tiny dip switches? It...
  2. Thread: Mdd Sataii

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    Thanks, I agree, I am NOT spending $600 on a 1.8...

    Thanks, I agree, I am NOT spending $600 on a 1.8 card that is still not Intel. Snow leopard, just (partially) announced is rumored to be dropping PPC code and we are already seeing new apps that only...
  3. Thread: Mdd Sataii

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    I was looking back on the SIIG cards. The ones...

    I was looking back on the SIIG cards. The ones mentioned all have internal ports I believe. You say it's pretty simple to run the cable for external to the internal card on the MDD? Is it the same...
  4. Thread: Mdd Sataii

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    I wonder if this thread is revivable? I feel dumb...

    I wonder if this thread is revivable? I feel dumb for not having done it yet, but, I am still hung up on investing further in my MDD vs saying chuck it, get a new iMac or at least a mini. The good...
  5. Thread: Mdd Sataii

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    I began this thread referring to a FW problem I...

    I began this thread referring to a FW problem I am having. I was thinking of adding a FW card to my order because I am not seeing my two FW drives anymore and I am not getting any response from my...
  6. Thread: Mdd Sataii

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    Hmm, it appears that the (non DVR) 500 GB drive...

    Hmm, it appears that the (non DVR) 500 GB drive has a buffer of 32 MB and the DVR drive has a buffer of just 8 MB.

    Look here:
    http://www.provantage.com/seagate-st3500830sce~7SEGS1HA.htm...
  7. Thread: Mdd Sataii

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    I am curious, what is the difference between...

    I am curious, what is the difference between drives that are SATAII and ones that are DVR? They are scattered around at nearly the same price point. Which drive should I be looking at? I presume a...
  8. Thread: Mdd Sataii

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    Hmm, OK thanks. I never boot into 9 although I...

    Hmm, OK thanks. I never boot into 9 although I still open classic (rarely anymore). Just to understand your comment, you meant not that classic wont run with the SIIG card drive, but that it might...
  9. Thread: Mdd Sataii

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    Perhaps we are cross threaded just a bit (my...

    Perhaps we are cross threaded just a bit (my fault - so many questions). You are not saying the SATA card and a SATA internal drive wont boot, are you?

    I know USB external drives didn't use to...
  10. Thread: Mdd Sataii

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    I assume PATA means ATA - the old MDD drive? ...

    I assume PATA means ATA - the old MDD drive?

    ALso, I am now wondering if it makes any difference, speed or boot-up wise, for me to use one of those USB eSATA configurations and look at an external...
  11. Thread: Mdd Sataii

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    Thanks, I want to catch up to current technology...

    Thanks, I want to catch up to current technology again. Still not on Leopard and noticing many new developers are Leopard only solutions. YEs I know my MDD will install 10.5 but the graphics card is...
  12. Thread: Mdd Sataii

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    OK, thanks. What sort of cabling/power harness do...

    OK, thanks. What sort of cabling/power harness do I have to get to put that card in my MDD and connect it to a new seagate SATAII?

    Oh and BTW, is this going to be any faster on my old MDD than...
  13. Hi, waiting on a reply to my post about SATA on...

    Hi, waiting on a reply to my post about SATA on my MDD but, I could definitely be interested in your 2 or 4 port adaptors.
  14. Thread: Mdd Sataii

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    Mdd Sataii

    Questions: I am still working with my MDD 1.25 DP. I noticed the two (external) drives and the DSP (focusrite) are not showing as connected anymore. I Ran DiskWarrior and Applejack but no devices are...
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    I know, I appreciate the thoughts. If you come up...

    I know, I appreciate the thoughts. If you come up with an idea later, chime in again? Since I got that DP 1.25 for $100 and since there is just no decent upgrade path (IMHO) for this beastie, I am...
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    I just retried using UNCLEMAC's suggestion, no...

    I just retried using UNCLEMAC's suggestion, no change.
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    OK, no luck there. I unplugged everything form...

    OK, no luck there. I unplugged everything form the MOBO. I Pressed the button for the three seconds while plugged in. I hit the power again. I got the same short startup and shut down again. I...
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    (In my best Scottish Brogue) Aye Captain, she's...

    (In my best Scottish Brogue)
    Aye Captain, she's dead in the water, If we had some dilithium crystals perhaps we could fix her. But I don't know where you going to find dilithium crystals in the 21st...
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    No problem, I will be happy to do that, IF, I can...

    No problem, I will be happy to do that, IF, I can get beyond the two second boot up and shut down process. Writing this on the road and will have to check in an hour or so.

    Right now there is no...
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    The only "odd" thing I can think of, just in case...

    The only "odd" thing I can think of, just in case is, what about the optical drives? Will this machine boot with no Optical drives on it?



    And, I never got around to fixing it it, and I...
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    No PCI cards installed so, non of that would...

    No PCI cards installed so, non of that would work. I will try the no memory sticks method reboot and see if I get the beeping error and see what happens next.

    I haven't tried putting the faster...
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    If you mean the little silver button on the MOBO,...

    If you mean the little silver button on the MOBO, and I am pretty sure you do, yes, I did that also.
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    G4 MDD wont start

    Hi folks. Updating my switch to the DP 1.25 MDD. I ignored the old 1 Gig SP MDD for a while. Then I picked up a couple of free monitors and started playing heavily with the terminal, daring to try...
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    PCI, AGP, hacked cards for MDD on Leopard?

    Hi folks. I feel encouraged with some info I have found, but also feel a little like I am swimming through Pea soup, not seeing clearly ahead.

    I found a site with flashing tips, here:...
  25. Thread: WIFI on MDD

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    Yes, to my way of thinking. I follow the saying...

    Yes, to my way of thinking. I follow the saying quite often, tis better to have and not need, than to need and not have.

    Lb
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