SATA PCI controller card for PowerMac G4

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacNeXT, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. MacNeXT macrumors 6502

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    I am looking for a SATA PCI controller card for my G4 (AGP graphics)

    I can find Mac brands (Sonnet, Firmtek, Acard) that supply these cards but they are on the pricy side (i'm in europe and those brands are expensive over here if they are imported at all)

    Is there any chance that a regular (i.e. not specifically intended for Apple hardware) controller card will work? Like no-brand controller cards with a VIA chip or any other chip?

    What is the difference between PC versions and Mac versions? Is firmware/bios an issue here, like it is the case with graphic cards?

    Any insight is appreciated.
     
  2. product26 macrumors 6502a

    product26

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    I have a Sonnet Tempo Serial ATA card

    Willing to ship internationally if you pay $45 for the card + actual shipping costs.
     
  3. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    When I had my G4 I had a SIIG 4-port SATA card. Extremely fast and reliable. There was a good review of it and the one from OWC. The nice thing is that it has a lifetime waranty, so if it ever fries, you get a new one. This is the review:
    http://www.macmod.com/content/view/725/
     
  4. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Most of the time PC cards won't work in a Mac. The Sonnet cards are really nice, I have a Sonnet Tempo in my PowerMac right now, workin' great!
     

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