SATA PCI Card... finding it doesn't 'just work'.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Borjan, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Borjan macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2004
    Hi there.

    I have this:

    Plugged into one of the free PCI slots on my MDD G4. But its not being recognised. I think the SATA hard drive I have in there is spinning, but that's because the power is running.

    Is it simply not compatible? It worked in my old PC, but the website doesn't mention Mac compatibility.... Does this mean when I buy a new one, I'm going to have to look out to make sure it works with a Mac?


  2. pengu macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2005
    Diddily Daddily...
    i think this is pretty clear:

    OS Support: Windows 98SE / ME / NT4.0/ 2000 / XP / 2003, 64 bit system, Linux

    i dont see the word Mac there anywhere.

    Checkout Highpoint or Sonnet if you want a Mac eSATA card.
  3. Borjan thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2004
    Thanks, I was afraid that was going to be the answer.

    Cheers on the model suggestions.

    EDIT: On that note, PCI compatibility on Macs isn't the same as say... IDE hard drives? As in, any IDE hard drive I plug in is going to work, but not PCI cards? Was I just unlucky with this card, or are PCI compatible cards in the minority on Macs?

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