Is this PCI ATA Controller ok? (ACard brand)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by livingfortoday, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Hey everybody, I'm looking to get a PCI IDE controller card for my soon-to-be G4, and the cheapest I've found is $60 with shipping, it's a ACARD AEC-6280M PCI IDE Controller Card. Here:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16816123110

    Has anyone used this card before? The reviews all seem good, so I'm not too worried, but I trust MR more, I guess!

    Also, can anyone point me to where I might find a better deal? I've tried the Marketplace to no avail, and everywhere else seems pricier. I don't mind a used card, just need a cheap, working one!

    Thanks!
     
  2. generik macrumors 601

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    I am not sure about Acard, I did tried one of their DVD-duplicator controllers before though, works fine but is a pain in the arse to use, but nevermind that.

    The ATA controller card that I did use before (and works great!) is one from a company called SiiG. Not too sure about MacOS support though, but it is one of the few cards I got that actually delivers the throughput as advertised.
     
  3. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, the problem I've found is that there are a lot of PC brands that make the cards (dirt cheap, too), but very few Mac ones. Of the Mac-compatible cards, I've only heard of Sonnet before, I've never even heard of this brand which is why I'm wondering. Good to know they make something else decently, though!
     

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