Ox911/48-bit drive support question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Forced Perfect, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Forced Perfect

    Jul 2, 2004
    Toronto, Canada.
    I've had an external FireWire HDD case with a 911 chip in it for some time, it supports 48-bit (127 GB+) drives (even on my 8500 hehe,) but it is running version 3.7 of the firmware, according to the Oxford flash program.
    I have verison 4.0 and I've flashed my 5.25" case to the new version, but I am holding off flashing my HDD case to 4.0 as I want to check here to see if 48-bit support is included in any version.

    Don't want to flash to version 4.0 and find the standard 4.0 doesn't have it.

    Also, I was wondering if 48-bit drive support is a limition of the bridge/ATA controller itself, or simply the firmware installed for the Oxford 911 chip.

    Like, would buying an older ATA/66, etc. case enabled 48-bit drive support with new firmware, or are you limited to getting a new one with ATA6 (or whatever) support built in.

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