Subject: Re: Questions about Performa 6360.
To: matthew green <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/21/2005 13:36:36
On Thu, Apr 21, 2005 at 12:25:25PM +1000, matthew green wrote:
> actually, a "skymaster" 2 port SATA card that i puchased last
> year does NOT work in my G4/733 tower. it causes the hardware
> to fail POST or something -- i don't even get to the OFW prompt.
> an adaptec card based on the same chipset -- satalink 3112 --
> works just fine tho.
unfortunably, some manufacturers don't implement the full PCI specs, but
only what's needed to work in a PC (and I suspect such adapters would fail in
some high-end PCs too). For example, some older promise adapters don't have
all the address line wired, so don't work on systems which maps the DMA
registers above 0x10000.
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference