PCI-x SATA Controller Card for g4 dp867 mdd?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by teamhood, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2007
    Hey all,

    I converted my older DP 867 MDD into a linux server and I want to add some SATA drives to it. What is the best (cheapest) PCI x SATA Controller card that I could use???

    Thank you,

    FYI - running Debian on this pupp!
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2008
    North Shore, MA
    If I recall correctly, that system has 64-bit, 33MHz PCI slots, not PCI-X. I believe the first machine to have PCI-X was the 1.8GHz G5.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2007
    Oh! You're correct. PCI!!!
  4. macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
    PCI-X is simply just double clocked standard PCI. The FirmTek "PCI-X" cards simply mean support for that extra bandwidth feature but they are still fully compatible in a G4 tower.

    FirmTek bungled it a bit by just flat out calling it PCI-X. It should be listed as PCI-X support. Just look at any of their non-PCI express cards. All support both G5 and G4 towers.

    I have one of these very cards (FirmTek 1S2) in my G4 and it is listed as PCI-X but also lists support for G4's in the requirements.

    To the original poster..

    I strongly recommend the 1V4 from FirmTek as it allows 4 drives so you can use all 4 drive bays in the MDD's. If you only ever want up to 2 drives or need to spend less you can get the 2 channel 1S2 I have.

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