Bootable PCI SATA cards for Power Mac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by nemesiswar, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. nemesiswar macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    So I'm wondering if i can find a list of BOOTABLE SATA PCI cards for Power mac G5 anywhere.
    I am looking for SATA II cards on first hand and in best worlds SATA III cards but i doubt those exist.
  2. robertdsc macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2014
  3. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

    Jan 1, 2010
    SilverStone EC05 SATA III with Marvell 88SE9130 Chip
    Not bootable, but it is a working SATA-III card, unfortunately it is PCIe, so it can be used in the last G5 generation only.
    Also, it only works under 10.5 (out of the box!). The card will show up under "serial ata" column in the sys profiler and under PCI-cards.

    picture of the card and benchmarks: post #20

    (reading is 10-15MB/ faster than SATA-II, but writing drops down to SATA-I speed, sometimes, the user notes, but for applications and stuff, that has to be quickly read, it might be an option).

    Kind of, oof-topic, but I guess, when someone will search for G5 SATA-card later, he might find this here and findit useful, if he has one of the last G5s.

    Would be interesting to find out, if there is a similar card for PCI-X, though I can't imagine, that SATA-III was even produced with PCI/PCI-X.

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