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sirozzy
Jul 25, 2011, 12:39 PM
Hi there. I'm looking for Raid controller for my PowerMac G5 2.0. I fed up with software raid. I have 2x2TB hard drives and constantly loosing one slice. Decided to buy a hardware raid card but cant find the proper one. I know i need a PCI-express but not sure which one model exactly. Any suggestions.



burnout8488
Jul 25, 2011, 08:40 PM
Dual core, correct?

sirozzy
Jul 26, 2011, 03:28 AM
yes. So i have only PCI-X slots

SuperJudge
Jul 26, 2011, 08:32 AM
yes. So i have only PCI-X slots

PCI-X is not the same as PCI Express/PCIe. This is a last gen PMG5 that takes DDR2 RAM and has a dual-core processor, yes?

sirozzy
Jul 26, 2011, 10:32 AM
yes thats wright.

Last G5 version
I have PCI-X

Need to find working Raid Controller in this machine. It can have only 2x sata thats all i need.

adcx64
Jul 26, 2011, 11:49 AM
I have PCI-X .

No, you have PCI-e. As SuperJudge said, they are two different slots.

sirozzy
Jul 27, 2011, 08:22 AM
ok so i have PCI-e and need working raid controller for this. :)

Any suggestions?

zen.state
Jul 27, 2011, 08:48 AM
Maybe google "PCi-e raid controller for Mac"?

Thats what I would do if I wanted to find out about something. Try out self reliance at least once. It's great.

The one thing I will suggest is to get a FirmTek card. They are pretty much the only company that still makes SATA and RAID cards for Mac and you would see that in a search.

FireWire2
Jul 27, 2011, 02:47 PM
If you have spare SATA port
then you can have a 100% hardware raid up to five drives, support 3TB hdd.
http://www.amazon.com/multiplier-hardware-RAID0-CLONE-Controller/dp/B004JPUZWU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1311795857&sr=1-1

You may need a female to male SATA adapter here:
https://www.eio.com/p-27074-bytecc-sata-90mf-sata-male-to-sata-female-adapter.aspx
and a PCI braket
http://www.datoptic.com/pci-to-scsi-1-bracket-adapter.html

666sheep
Jul 30, 2011, 12:55 AM
If you have spare SATA port
then you can have a 100% hardware raid up to five drives, support 3TB hdd.
http://www.amazon.com/multiplier-hardware-RAID0-CLONE-Controller/dp/B004JPUZWU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1311795857&sr=1-1

You may need a female to male SATA adapter here:
https://www.eio.com/p-27074-bytecc-sata-90mf-sata-male-to-sata-female-adapter.aspx
and a PCI braket
http://www.datoptic.com/pci-to-scsi-1-bracket-adapter.html

Superb, but it isn't Mac compatible...

sirozzy
Jul 31, 2011, 03:48 AM
Maybe google "PCi-e raid controller for Mac"?

Thats what I would do if I wanted to find out about something. Try out self reliance at least once. It's great.

The one thing I will suggest is to get a FirmTek card. They are pretty much the only company that still makes SATA and RAID cards for Mac and you would see that in a search.

I know you assume that if someone ask a question here never checks google for possible answers. Well i did and come here to small community of people who share powerpc experience with other people when i could't find satisfying answers elsewhere. ;) anyway i got my answers i neede and im really happy about that. Don't really need to read obvious stuff.

Thank you for everyone who assume that i have IQ higher then 70 and i've already did research and gave me good info :). Thank You