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never seen this.

this is only when protools accessing the disk?

how much RAM is available to finder (raised it a bit in the get info, which is always a good idea?)

how much RAM is free?
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Has anyone seen this phenomenon before? Pro Tools is working fine in the background and this is only happening on the System Drive. If I leave the window open it eventually crashes or comes up with a blank dialog box. Any help would be welcome. Video attached, hopefully.
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in my opinion it would even make a lot of sense if it was not bootable.

(best option to boot is a small SSD with a 3 euro adapter from ATA the 100 controller of the 2001 - mdd macs; in te case of quicksilver you easily get that SSD in the case in addition to 4 3,5" HDDs)

it just has to work properly in OS9 - including a simple to use option to update the firmware / reflash it for everyone - and people will buy it.

isnt the X4 a bit too pricey as basis? for what do you think you could offer modified cards?

I bought the X4 because I need it under mac os X on a G4 MDD; I'm curious to see if a drive or raid formatted with the os9 compatibility flag will work under os9, which is present on my G4 on another drive. The chipset on the X4 is probably a Marvell one; don't know how many cards around have the same chipset.

The idea is to buy some cards, which we know are compatible at 100% with the Firmtek chipset, unsolder the rom, put a plcc32 socket on the board and insert the rom which we know is compatible with the firmtek updater. I think we are in the range of 25-30 euro for a card. I'm doing some experiments with scrappy cards here to see if it can be done without problems.
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that happens when your monitor prefs think it would be the second screen of two & positioned on the left.
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So I finally got around to 'OS9ing' my mini... It seemed to go well and booted but then I realized that there were no menus across the top of the screen (apple menu, special, etc.). Would this be a resolution issue, as in...  its there but I just can't see it??  Everything else looked normal to me. I feel like something like this happened a few years back but I don't remember any specifics.
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Storage Technologies / Re: Disk Speed Upgrades (aka The Bootable PCI SATA & SSD thread)
« Last post by IIO on November 18, 2019, 04:02:10 PM »
in my opinion it would even make a lot of sense if it was not bootable.

(best option to boot is a small SSD with a 3 euro adapter from ATA the 100 controller of the 2001 - mdd macs; in te case of quicksilver you easily get that SSD in the case in addition to 4 3,5" HDDs)

it just has to work properly in OS9 - including a simple to use option to update the firmware / reflash it for everyone - and people will buy it.

isnt the X4 a bit too pricey as basis? for what do you think you could offer modified cards?
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Can someone post for me the exact codes/photos of the original seritek roms ? To be honest, instead of find a firmware programmer, I think I can simply buy a batch of 10/20 chipset compatible cards, swap the rom chips and sell them to you all.
Tell me if you are interested.
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Just bought a Tempo Sata X4p for experiments and modifications.
I'll change for sure the connectors (I'll add 4 internal serial ata connectors instead of the external ones) and I'll check if macos 9 can boot. Later, I'll check for the chipset and the ROM content.
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if it is a valid image file, toast or osx will (attept to) mount it. it is probably a windows-originated akai image.
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Yes, I used the original drivers. With the modified drivers, the mac started up, but only with graphic acceleration turned off.
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