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    I got a quick email back from FirmTek (on a...

    I got a quick email back from FirmTek (on a Saturday; gotta love them) and they sent me the drivers and firmware to flash. Things are running smoothly.

    One question; recently on the forum it was...
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    SeriTek/2SES2-E and Mac Pro

    Installed two of the PCI Express cards in slot 4 and 3, and then in 2 and 3, to run the Seritek 4 bay drive, but the cards nor drives show up in System Profiler. They do show up as Unknown Other...
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    Looking through the drive database, it seems like...

    Looking through the drive database, it seems like most single drives (SATA and PATA, and SCSI for that matter) under OS X (non G5) are getting about in the +/- 50MB range. Guess I was hoping for...
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    Want to upgrade an exisiting Dual G4 MDD with...

    Want to upgrade an exisiting Dual G4 MDD with SATA. However I will be migrating to a G5 and would like the PCI card compatible with both systems.

    Is there any such beast that would move between...
  5. Thread: OS X and Toast 5

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    I'm running OS 10.2.6 and Toast 5.1.2. I can't...

    I'm running OS 10.2.6 and Toast 5.1.2. I can't burn a music CD by dropping it's icon into Toast's window; I have to extract the AIFF files (which is the format of the original files on the CD), and...
  6. Thread: SoftRaid 3.0

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    If I was to go the SATA route for now (G4), are...

    If I was to go the SATA route for now (G4), are there external boxes available, as the G5 only has space for one additional drive. Or would a Firewire 800 RAID be a better choice.

    As for SATA and...
  7. Thread: SoftRaid 3.0

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    So...if I understand you, I have strikes against...

    So...if I understand you, I have strikes against my system due to the performance of the G4 AGP design, as well as trying to build a RAID with a pair of Barracudas.

    What are the options going to...
  8. Thread: SoftRaid 3.0

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    I've given up the idea of rebuilding my SCSI RAID...

    I've given up the idea of rebuilding my SCSI RAID with OS X at this point; perhaps Panther will improve things. Under Jaguar, the thing crawled, making the ATA drives seem like,.....fast.

    I...
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    Where is the database with SR3 results?

    Where is the database with SR3 results?
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    SofRaid 3.0 is out!

    SofRaid 3.0 is out!
  11. Thread: Arena Raid

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    Doc, Thanks for filling in everyone about the...

    Doc,

    Thanks for filling in everyone about the Arena. I have the same box as yours; IDE to SCSI.

    I think my firmware is the older one; haven't tried the newer one.

    As for the power outage;...
  12. Thread: Arena Raid

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    Hi, I remember one of the gurus here was...

    Hi,

    I remember one of the gurus here was using the exact same RAID box as we are, and have a question about the drivers.


    Upon initializing the Arena RAID, I've never been able to get any...
  13. Thread: Is SCSI Dead?

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    (My apologies for posting this also in the SCSI...

    (My apologies for posting this also in the SCSI forum; it seems relavent to both.)

    Is SCSI dead, along with 9.2.2? I'm in the market for a new computer, and seeing how they'll only run OS X now,...
  14. Thread: Is SCSI Dead?

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    Is SCSI dead, along with 9.2.2? I'm in the...

    Is SCSI dead, along with 9.2.2? I'm in the market for a new computer, and seeing how they'll only run OS X now, I can't for the life of me figure out which way the tides have turned. Doesn't seem...
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    Gregory wrote: "One problem with SoftRAID is...

    Gregory wrote:

    "One problem with SoftRAID is an extension conflict if you have Apple FireWire drivers installed under OS 9, it will SIGNIFICANTLY slow down disk I/O."

    Could you elaborate? ...
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    Man you guys are GOOOOOOD! Following the link...

    Man you guys are GOOOOOOD!

    Following the link you gave, I unplugged a Dr. Bott gHub 4-port USB hub and the machine shut down just fine.

    I've recently noticed that at times, I was getting things...
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    G4 500DP, OS 9.2.2. Had a power outage the...

    G4 500DP, OS 9.2.2.

    Had a power outage the other day while working in Photoshop. Upon regaining power, the computer keeps restarting everytime I try to shut it down. Zapped PRAM, DiskWarrior...
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    Correction: the card is a SIIG, not Acard. I did...

    Correction: the card is a SIIG, not Acard. I did upgrade the firmware to 2.4x(?) from SIIg's site. I'll see how things progress.

    Does anyone have any conclusive advice, on the the reliability...
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    By the way, I downloaded the AEC6880M_Utility...

    By the way, I downloaded the AEC6880M_Utility from Acard's site, but upon running it under OS X (it won't run in 9), I get a message: ....card not found! Please check the hardware and the driver...
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    I tired to download the updated firmware from...

    I tired to download the updated firmware from Acard's site, but it's turns out it' a dead link. No idea how to go about it from here.

    As for the Atto card, previously I had a Miles U2 running...
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    Been having the "INITIALIZE DISK?" warning on my...

    Been having the "INITIALIZE DISK?" warning on my ATA RAID scratch disk upon boot-up.

    System is a dual 500 G4, OS 10.2.3 / 9.2. Using an Acard HardwareRAID 6880, set to stripe between two...
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    Maybe this should be another tread, but it's so...

    Maybe this should be another tread, but it's so similar: We have an Apple G4 533 Server, running 9.1 and ASIP 6.3.3. The system tends to get a little freeze happy when ever you try to do anything...
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    Whew! We have the same Arena, running a raid 5...

    Whew! We have the same Arena, running a raid 5 as well. Never lost a drive yet, but it's good to hear that the whole rebuilding thing works so well. I was cringing, thinking about the day I'd...
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    Those running AppleShare Server IP, have you...

    Those running AppleShare Server IP, have you found any way for an un-assisted shutdown when connected to a battery backup? I've tried using APC's Shut Down Manager with their BackUp UPS Pro 500 (usb...
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    Regarding un-assisted shutdown and battery...

    Regarding un-assisted shutdown and battery back-up; I tested APS's ShutDown Manager and the server hung immediately after pulling the plug (there was sufficient power left in the battery). My only...
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