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acard mac os 9 compatible PATA/IDE RAID

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supernova777:

"true hardware raid" "Exclusively for mirror door g4 power mac"
http://www.ebay.com/itm/261329692663
www.ebay.com/itm/Acard-AEC-6880M-PCI-Ultra-ATA-133-IDE-RAID-Controller-Card-For-Apple-Mac-G3-G4-/261329692663?pt=US_Computer_Disk_Controllers_RAID_Cards&hash=item3cd876a7f7
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acard-AEC-6280M-PCI-Ultra-ATA-133-IDE-Controller-Card-For-Apple-Mac-G3-G4-/261206382868?pt=US_Computer_Disk_Controllers_RAID_Cards&hash=item3cd11d1914
naming scheme is: 62xxM dont have raid, 68xxM do have raid, inside the "xx" - "8x" = PATA and "9x" = SATA and "M" means mac
they also make mac scsi adapters with these ids: AEC-67162M, AEC-6712WM, AEC-6712TUM, AEC-6712TSM

a few of these for under 30$ on ebay
i wouldnt mind havin one of these

pretty sure these cards are hardware raid.. invisible to the os.. so if u set dipswitches itll turn a 2 or 4 ide hard drives into one viewable voume to mac os 9 .. compatible with 9 or x

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816123007R
heres the newegg info page
says its compatible with mac os 8.5 thru to X

also claims to be bootable so u could have your drive mirroed to protect against failure

http://dl.acard.com/manual/english/6880M%28E%29.pdf
heres the manual

im trying to see if theres independant switches for each ide port
ie so u could have one mirrored and one striped..
that would be a great use of old "throwaway" ide drives

the block of dipswitches appears visually to have 2 switches toggable between two settings
im not sure if it means each can be set to 1 or 0 seperate from the other!

i found a bunch of ide drives in some old PVR's that were going to be  thrown out

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