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Offline Protools5LEGuy

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Tempo Ultra ATA66
« on: November 08, 2015, 06:50:09 PM »

this sonnet tempo 66 is based on the acard 6280m (or is more similar to)




I have been using 2 cards from Sonnet called ATA 66. They both are ACARD build, one older that came with my G3 was a PCI ULTRA ATA66,  AEC-6260M rev 1.3 worked ok as SCSI on OS9, but is now dead.

I have been testing this week another Tempo Ultra ATA66. That Card is ACARD build too. But it drops the M at the end, normally used to point at Mac compatible models. Just AEC-6260.

That card is seen under OS9, Panther and Leopard as SCSI. But only mounts volumes on OS9 and Panther. It also limits the drives to 120 or 128 Gigs.

So, this card do not allow hardware RAID AFAIK. But it could use software RAID. IIO told me once SCSI were an advantage vs onboard ATA because you could monitor disk transfers.

Also the Mac OS9 software RAID seems to demand SCSI...
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Re: Tempo Ultra ATA66
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2015, 07:17:03 PM »
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1256255?start=0&tstart=0

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Acard 6260m or 6260 not working in 10.5.x

Opps yes ACard replied

Dear Sir,

You might need newer IDE host controller such as our AEC6280M and AEC6880M which support not only the Mac OS X 10.5 but also big drive technology(128G and above).


Thanks for writing!
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This card is meant for OS7-10.3/4
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Re: Tempo Ultra ATA66
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2015, 09:23:23 PM »
http://www.acard.com/english/fc0101.jsp

on this page if u look up 6260m it shows a firmware update fixing 8mb chunk transfers?

also it says the 6260 is intended for Win95 / Win98 / Win2000
surprising to see that it works under mac os 9..
are u saying that it works for booting aswell? or just data?

if it is a tempo card its by sonnet.. yes maybe manufactured by acard
but it is a sonnet.. here is the info : http://www.sonnettech.com/publicfiles/pdfs/pdf_datasheets/tempoa66_datasheet.pdf

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Re: Tempo Ultra ATA66
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2019, 06:31:44 AM »
This is the cheapest bootable card I know.

Put an fleabay alert on this name and you will find it.
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