Marvell 88SX7042 SATA card

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  1. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    OK, so I need a new SATA card does anyone know if the Marvell 88SX7042 controller is supported in PowerPC. I see vague references that it is the same controller as the Sonnett E4i SATA but no proof what says the PowerPC forum.
     
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    They don't work even when I just grabbed the kext out of the sonnet installer package..

    Suddenly the AS media cards of which I have 2 decided to start working..All this drama you'd think I'd just break down and buy the sonnet.
     
  3. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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    can u find anything on the Silicon Image Si3112 SATA controller cards? i too am getting mixed information on these
     
  4. GermanyChris thread starter macrumors 601

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    PCIX worked fine in my 2.0dp
     
  5. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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    mins just a normal PCI PC card
     
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    The x86 PC-SiI3112 cards don't work in the late 2005 G5 models, apparently the SeriTek and Sonnet cards do, but I've never got the chance to buy one. However, I managed to purchase a Tempo SATA E4i for 50€ last week. That's basically the way to go regarding storage expandability in the PCIe G5s. There have been some Highpoint RocketRAID PCIe cards which initially supported OSX, but it wasn't really stable so they got pulled.
     
  7. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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    what about in a G4 MDD?
     
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    a sil 3112 should work fine in a mdd
     
  9. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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    bootable with Tiger?
     
  10. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

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    not sure about being bootable, i only ever looked into it to add storage to my server when it ran on a g4 (not a mdd, but it came up in discussion that it should work in a mdd)
     
  11. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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    i will use it to replace the IDE HDD and DVD Drive with my SATA DVD Burner and HDD how can i test if its bootable?
     
  12. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    What come to mind first, maybe try booting from it?
     
  13. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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    would the C boot work with a controller card?
     
  14. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    no comment!
     
  15. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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    well that dont really help me
     
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    ^^^Using your brain would help much more. Try that, results could be unbelievable :p
     
  17. GermanyChris thread starter macrumors 601

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    just hold the option key to find out what is bootable..

    SiL tends not to be bootable in OSX
     
  18. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks ill give that a shot when it arrives unfortunatly the mac cost so much i cant afford to get the RAM with it to upgrade it so ill be stuck with 768MB but if i can use my SATA HDD and DVD drives then ill be happy
     

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