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Nova77
Aug 20, 2011, 09:45 AM
Title says it all...

Do you know any SATA II PCI-X card bootable under OS X?



reddrag0n
Aug 20, 2011, 03:25 PM
There are no bootable SATA II cards that are natively bootable for PPC macs. Only SATA I cards.

Nova77
Aug 20, 2011, 03:31 PM
There are no bootable SATA II cards that are natively bootable for PPC macs. Only SATA I cards.

Thats what I thought... But wanted to be 200% sure before buying a SATA I card...

zen.state
Aug 20, 2011, 03:36 PM
There is only one real company that makes SATA cards for Mac and thats FirmTek. I explained this to you before. That means that whatever they have is what your options are.

Sonnet sells SATA cards also but they are simply FirmTek cards with a purple PCB. Exactly the same otherwise. Same drivers and firmware updates even.

So for all your future SATA questions and concerns just reference this site: http://www.firmtek.com/

Any non-100% Mac capable card will give you data corruption if it works at all.

Nova77
Aug 20, 2011, 03:39 PM
There is only one real company that makes STA cards for Mac and thats FirmTek. I explained this to you before. That means that whatever they have is what your options are.

Sonnet sells SATA cards also but they are simply FirmTek cards with a purple PCB. Exactly the same otherwise. Same drivers and firmware updates even.

So for all your future SATA questions and concerns just reference this site: http://www.firmtek.com/

Think I'll just get the Firmtek 1v4 ;)

reddrag0n
Aug 20, 2011, 06:00 PM
That's what i had, excellent card. Right now in my G5, i have the Sonnet SATA card and it uses the Seritek firmware.

SeriTek/1S2 v. 5.1.3,11/22/05, 23:47:18:

Name: Seri-Tek1S2
Type: ata
Driver Installed: Yes
Bus: PCI
Slot: SLOT-4
Vendor ID: 0x1095
Device ID: 0x3112
Subsystem Vendor ID: 0x1095
Subsystem ID: 0x3112
ROM Revision: 5.1.3.1S2
Revision ID: 0x0002

zen.state
Aug 20, 2011, 06:20 PM
That's what i had, excellent card. Right now in my G5, i have the Sonnet SATA card and it uses the Seritek firmware.

SeriTek/1S2 v. 5.1.3,11/22/05, 23:47:18:

Name: Seri-Tek1S2
Type: ata
Driver Installed: Yes
Bus: PCI
Slot: SLOT-4
Vendor ID: 0x1095
Device ID: 0x3112
Subsystem Vendor ID: 0x1095
Subsystem ID: 0x3112
ROM Revision: 5.1.3.1S2
Revision ID: 0x0002


I have the same card in my G4.

reddrag0n
Aug 20, 2011, 07:01 PM
I have the same card in my G4.
Is there a firmware update for these cards? I know for the 1v4 there is, but not too sure on the 1s2.
originally this had 5.*.* something firmware before i dropped it down when i had my MDD. Seritek doesn't show updates for these cards, so i am asking.

zen.state
Aug 20, 2011, 07:06 PM
Is there a firmware update for these cards? I know for the 1v4 there is, but not too sure on the 1s2.
originally this had 5.*.* something firmware before i dropped it down when i had my MDD. Seritek doesn't show updates for these cards, so i am asking.

The firmware you have is the one they recommend for G4 towers running 10.4 or 10.5. It obviously works in your G5 so if it isn't broke don't fix it.

If you do have issues ever then email their tech support which is very good and prompt also. As long as it works though there is no need for updating.