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Offline refinery

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Re: Sonnet Tempo X4i
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2019, 02:24:11 PM »
i have the X8P which I believe is from the same family

https://barefeats.com/hard45.html
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Re: Sonnet Tempo X4i
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2019, 05:33:52 AM »
i have the X8P which I believe is from the same family

https://barefeats.com/hard45.html

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https://web.archive.org/web/20050320052113/http://www.sonnettech.com/product/tempo-x_esata8.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20050530000032/http://www.sonnettech.com/publicfiles/pdfs/pdf_datasheets/tempo-x_esata8_datasheet.pdf

      64-bit, 133MHz PCI-X Serial ATA host controller
      Works in any PCI-X or PCI slot in the listed compatible computers*
      8 external ports featuring eSATA connectors
      48-bit LBA support for drives with a capacity larger than 137 GB
      Spread Spectrum Clocking for lower EMI emissions
      No drivers to install; plug and play installation
      Supports Mac OS X’s built-in RAID 0 (striping) and RAID 1 (mirroring) functions
      Upgradable firmware to enable future enhancements

wow i forgot about that one
have u tested it under os9? obviously its not bootable in os 9; is it recognized?
the datasheet doesnt say which chipset its using


if this pic is the same card; it looks like its using a marvell chipset
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Re: Sonnet Tempo X4i
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2019, 06:10:17 AM »
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http://www.sonnettech.com/support/kb/kb.php?cat=362&expand=_a2_a3_b220_b459_b42_b27_b44_b544&action=b384
How can I distinguish between the earlier Tempo-X eSATA (4+4 and 8e) products supporting 3 Gigabit/sec speeds and the older cards that support 1.5 Gigabit/sec speeds?
May-07-09
You can check your Macintosh System Profile. When you select the installed eSATA card, the Device ID will show either "0x6081" or "0x5081".
The 3 Gigabit/second eSATA cards use the Marvell chip 88SX6081.
The 1.5 Gigabit/second eSATA cards use the Marvell chip 88SX5081.

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Re: Sonnet Tempo X4i
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2019, 10:00:25 PM »
i have the later SATA II one, with the 88SX6081. Ive honestly never tried it in an OS9 mac, but it worked fine for years in my old G5 XServe.
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Re: Sonnet Tempo X4i
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2019, 11:39:09 PM »
do you have any new world g3/g4's?
AGP or B+W?

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Re: Sonnet Tempo X4i
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2019, 01:44:25 AM »
do you have any new world g3/g4's?
AGP or B+W?

yeah i have a DP500 and a MDD. the DP500 currently only has X, and the MDD is crammed full of junk (that's a story for another time) so I dont really want to go tearing stuff out of that one. fear not however, I do have a 40gb SSD i can throw in the DP and test out with 9. give me a day or two to get that done.
while i do that, are we aware of any extensions that were associated with sonnet cards in 9? or was it just the typical thing of they just show up as SCSI adapters?
G4/MDD 1.42 (9), G4/GB 500DP (X), Beige G3 400 (upgraded) (9), PBG4Ti 1Ghz (X), PBG3WS 300 (9)

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Re: Sonnet Tempo X4i
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2019, 03:20:51 AM »
http://www.sonnettech.com/publicfiles/pdfs/pdf_datasheets/tsata_x4i_datasheet.pdf
datasheet

would be great if i had moderator status over the storage section so i could split this topic