PM friendly pci Sata controller

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  1. RhianB, Apr 21, 2017
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    RhianB

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    I've been looking for an affordable Mac friendly pci Sata controller. Lightbulbfun linked to this acard pci card in a previous thread & at $16 a pop I gave it a shot. I am happy to report that it works like a charm - plug n play in Leopard.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/152459215925

    It's bootable (I haven't tried yet) & works back to 7.5. The only weird thing is that the drive icons are scsi icons, but yanno no biggie.

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    Temporarily oos. I hope the seller gets more as I need a couple more.
     
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  3. RhianB, Apr 21, 2017
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    The listing does not specify and the card itself does not specify other than Serial-ATA so I would assume 1 speeds. I have had some speed bumps along the way today. When I rebooted the QS, the card all of the sudden could not utilize the onboard rom and the driver would not load. To fix this (with some help from Lightbulbfun), I downloaded both the driver update and the firmware update w/ rom installer 2.16v. I searched under aec-6290m to find the correct update at the following url.

    http://www.acard.com/english/fc01.jsp

    The next hurdle was for whatever reason, when I had this sata card in the QS with a Maxtor DiamondMax 80gb pata drive, the system would crash on boot up. I ended up removing it - no biggie really as I had an ide enclose I'll stick it in.

    Anyhow, after hammering this out, the QS is working & stable with two sata ports.

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