Subject: Re: PCI types & compatibility
To: Zinneken <email@example.com>
From: John Klos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/02/2004 12:23:54
> I'd like to revive my old Umax C600/Apus 3000.
> I've read that it should be possible to use on macs or mac clones PC
> ATA PCI cards (such as those from Promise or tekram or other brands).
> Normally (under Mac Os) these are not supposed to work, so I wonder:
> has anyone successfully used these PC ATA PCI cards on a mac running NetBSD?
Yes. As Donald pointed out, many will work, but you have to be careful
about which you get.
As a data point, I have tried the Promise ATA-133 card, and it instantly
switches to 33 MB/sec on the first use regardless of the kind of drive or
I currently have a machine colocated with some no-brand card with a CMD
0648 chip. It runs at 66MB/sec, and seems to work fine with just one
channel in use. With two in use, it eventually has problems.
pciide0 at pci0 dev 15 function 0: CMD Technology PCI0648 (rev. 0x01)
Hope this helps.