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Disk Speed Upgrades (aka The Bootable PCI SATA & SSD thread)

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supernova777:

This thread is about buffing your disk speed by
running your os off a more modern hard drive, connected via more modern technology then what was available
when the mac was built!

we can do this by using a pci card that provides a few (usually 2) sata ports
a number of companies produce these cards but just a few create cards that have firmware
designed to boot on an os9 system.

Sonnet Tempo Serial ATA


OWC SATAPCI2P (discontinued)

Serial ATA 2-channel PCI controller card for Apple/mac
http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/manuals/sata/owcsatapci2p300.pdf

Ratoc REX-PS30X

http://www.ratocsystems.com/products/subpage/ps30x.html
http://altern8.envy.nu/alt8/mac/nitro/rexps30x.jpeg
more ratoc os9.2 gear: http://www.ratocsystems.com/products/ostaiou/macos922.html



Ratoc REX-PCI15S
http://img1.kakaku.k-img.com/images/productimage/fullscale/05676010424.jpg
http://tinyurl.com/n6tcv78
http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%A9%E3%83%88%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B7%E3%82%B9%E3%83%86%E3%83%A0-SATA-PCI%E3%83%9C%E3%83%BC%E3%83%89-REX-PCI15S/dp/B000GIWUK4
sells for 3,528 yen (around 39 dollars)

Mathey MSATA-P02MAC


http://www.mathey.jp/news31027-2.html
more mathey products: http://www.mathey.jp/SerialATA.html
http://asashina.ikeriri.ne.jp/blog/ja1uvg.php?itemid=2301

(shows a mac compatible 2 port card with SST bios chip)

Siig SC-SA4011 (not sure if bootable, but i saw a 2006 article comparing this with the owc card above )


seritek 1s2

http://www.firmtek.com/seritek/seritek-1s2/
http://eshop.macsales.com/search/FirmTek

acard 6290m (2 sata / no raid but still mac os 9 bootable)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816123109

acard 6890m (pci raid controller raid0,1 mac os 9 bootable)


Raid0 / Raid1 mode switchable via dipswitches | supports mac os 9 / mac os x
manual: http://dl.acard.com/manual/english/aec-6890m.pdf

WiebeTech TCS1-1 / WiebeTech TSC2-0 (reffered to as the "teracard" i think?)

http://www.shoplet.com/Wiebetech-llc-WiebeTech-2-Port-Serial-ATA-Controller-TCS1-1/2U94412/spdv
http://www.amazon.com/WiebeTech-TC-PCI-4S-4-Port-Serial-Controller/dp/B000MYGW6K
http://web.archive.org/web/20060411204215/http://www.wiebetech.com/home.php



siig products circa 2006
http://web.archive.org/web/20060813200727/http://www.siig.com/productList.asp?catid=4

avlabs: http://www.avlab.com.tw/sata/sata.htm

these cards will provide much faster disk performance then using the native IDE ATA bus.

to take this a step further some cards were designed to combine two disks into one in os 9. Acard was one of such companies though their cards were not produced in that great a number and they are discontinued now and hard to find.
for reference purposes here is a link to a page describing this acard model that provides both SATA + RAID for OS9.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816123111R



below you can see some data benchmarks i found just now doing a search.. ive linked these via google translate as they are originally posted in japanese!

page 1:
http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?act=url&depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.ca&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://ato-net.jp/column/SATA_bench/SATA_bench.html&usg=ALkJrhhRd5G3NMvNtk7h8kbiaPGnT0X5FA

page 2:
http://translate.google.ca/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fato-net.jp%2Fcolumn%2FSATA_bench_2%2FSATA_bench_2.html&act=url

Mat:
What I was asking myselve for a long time now, is if there is any SATA Card that can utilize the entire PCI-X bus of the later G4s with its 64 Bit and 66MHz, what would mean 500 MB/s, ... ?

Does anybody remember what of the bus is slowed down if I put a 33MHz 32 Bit card inside a PCI-X slot? Was it the widht or the speed? And is it correct that it nevertheless should stay at 266MB/s even with a 33MHz/32 Bit card inserted in one slot?

devils_advisor:
im wondering if the sonnet tempo with the 2 internals can make 2 2tb drives available under os9

supernova777:

--- Quote from: devils_advisor on December 29, 2013, 08:09:54 AM ---im wondering if the sonnet tempo with the 2 internals can make 2 2tb drives available under os9

--- End quote ---
i have the box in front of me let me check the back:

-easy installation
-compatible with most pci power macintosh computers
-48-bit LBA support for drives larger than 137gb
-Supports Mac os X raid features
-supports booting frm any attached drive
-transfers data at 1.5gbps per port

thats all it says

supernova777:
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2544

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