Ox911/48-bit drive support question

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

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    Forced Perfect

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    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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