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Re: Interrupts lost on IDE disks in RAID1 array

On Aug 28, 2005, at 2:14 AM, Rogério Brito wrote:

Which would be a cheap IDE PCI card that can work with older PMac's
(more especifically a PowerMac 9500)? Any one that can boot from Open

I don't know your definition of cheap, but... OtherWorld Computing sells two candidates:

The ACARD (about US$75):


Which seems to be a bare-bones IDE card that supports up to 4 ATA/133 disks.

and the Sonnet Tempo Trio (about $150):


This is a top-of-the-line card that supports up to 4 internal ATA/133 devices as well as a USB 2.0 external port and a FireWire-400 external port.

Both of these cards *should* work with your PowerMac 9500, but read the specs carefully before you buy. In particular, check the archives for this list about whether Debian Linux-PPC supports these cards in the mode you want to use them. The "Trio" claims to support booting. I wasn't able to find any mention of booting (for or against) on the ACARD web page.

Given your difficulty with mail-order, you might want to get the specs from the OWC Web site then go looking in your nearest big city for a computer store that carries them.


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