SATA and Classic?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dpaanlka, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    Does or has anybody here ever used any SATA cards + hard drives with Mac OS Classic? I know there's quite a few options out there but wasn't sure which ones worked or what the deal is in that category...

    I noticed the basic Sonnet Tempo 2-port SATA PCI card found here is listed as being compatible with as low as Mac OS 8.0. That's really low. Would that be without any sort of drivers? If it needed drivers, how would it be able to boot (as it says it is capable of) in the first place? Has anyone ever used this particular card?
     
  2. slughead macrumors 68030

    slughead

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    Yes, many cards work without drivers and therefore are bootable.

    If it needs drivers, DON'T BUY IT.
     
  3. kbear2 macrumors newbie

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    Have the OWC controller from here:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/SATAPCI2P/

    No problem booting to OS 9 on SATA drive partitions or running Classic.

    I am having a problem getting a 500G Maxtor drive restarting to itself and not defaulting to the other SATA drive. Will be posting a thread dealing with that problem.
     
  4. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    So that Sonnet card, it says it's bootable, and says it's compatible with Mac OS 8.0. So what are the chances that this might as well work with Mac OS 7.6.1? After all, 8.0 and 7.6.1 use the same filing system, and aren't really that much different other than in appearance. I wonder if Sonnet just says 8.0 so they don't have to support people running 7.x.

    Any reason why it wouldn't work?
     

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