G5 1.6 Ghz & adaptec scsi card

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by otzie, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. otzie macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2004
    The netherlands
    I've got the following problem:

    G5 1.6 ghz is a pci model..
    and the adaptec 2930 scsi card, it don't fit in the G5,
    the socket on the logicboard is different then the standard pci card..

    the scsi card doesnt fit..

    what's the problem.. is this another pci bus..? pci-x ? or is the problem the scsi card..?

    do i need to buy a different scsi card?

  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    You'll have to look around about the PCI slots in the developer page about the PCI slot -- it's a 3.3V slot (just like the XServe and the other G5s).

    Which means your old SCSI card will not work, since it's keyed as a 5V card.

    You'll need to look around some of the sites like xlr8yourmac.com FAQs -- they may have a page on which cards work in the G5.
  3. otzie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2004
    The netherlands
    thanks Sun Baked!

    found somethin usefull on the site of adaptec..

    the adaptec 2906 and 2930 series do not function in G5 series Apple models,
    because this is the 5volt card.
    newer structure from the G5 allows only 3.3 volt cards

    for these cards are at this moment no replacements available

    the adaptec powerdomain 29160 cards will function good in the G5 models because this card supports 3.3 and 5 volt and pci & pci-x



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