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  1. supernova777

    PCI SATA card for Blue & White?

    the 6290m is exactly the same as the 6280m but with 2x sata ports instead of ATA connectors; unfortunately can only support 2 drives instead of the 4 supported by the ata version
  2. please get back to me!!!

  3. supernova777

    PCI SATA bootable card?

    i just tested my 6880M card in a 450Mhz Sawtooth AGP with an 80gb SEAGATE 7200.9 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s drive (in non-raid mode) with ATTO Express tools Peak Read: 70.63 MB/s Peak Write: 69.51 MB/s Sust'd Read: 62.52 MB/s Sust'd Write: 58.21 MB/s the result was the exact same with a 6890M sata raid adapter; the two use the same chipset; the latter being the SATA version of the same model card basically also if you have more than one drive attached with bootable os; it seems to want to choose the port furthest away from the bracket as the boot drive i used a SATA/IDE adapter on the 6800m when testing was able to boot into os8.6 + 9.22 with both cards
  4. supernova777

    PCI SATA card for Blue & White?

    if you need a sata card just contact michael using the contact form @ www.firmtek.com and tell him what you need you will get a tracking number response immediately and he ususally responds to emails within 24hrs
  5. supernova777

    Sil3512 flashing (SATA)

    if someone could figure it out i bet you could tape some pins on the card to prevent it from not working in the QS there are other cards that have an electrical incompatibility in this fashion.. and it must be an electrical incompatbility in the way the card is constructed conflicting with the PCI/AGP implementation of the QS. i have a few flashed sil3112 cards and they work in my QS2002 933 im pretty sure and my original Tempo Sata Purple PCB card also works in the QS2002 933 im pretty sure aswell doesnt matter now because thanks to harrymatic going public with the osx-only wiebetech flash -- there are no sil3112 cards left to buy on ebay or anywhere online to make os9 compatible cards with the firmtek firmware. i always hoped/dreamed of someone cracking this to be able to make other cards that are os9 bootable. its obviously possible if someone had the right skill set to make it happen.
  6. supernova777

    Silicon Image SIL3112 Flashing: Easier Way Using flashrom

    can someone share this version of hte seritek firmware? am i correct to think that this is only available to people who happen to have an early revision card with the firmware on the cards flash chip? please share this version
  7. supernova777

    Does anyone have Codewarrior 2 Pro?

    id say the macintoshrepository site has you covered https://www.macintoshrepository.org/11913-codewarrior-dr1-gold https://www.macintoshrepository.org/11915-codewarrior-pro-2 https://www.macintoshrepository.org/1116-codewarrior-pro-3 https://www.macintoshrepository.org/1645-codewarrior-4-gold-68k- https://www.macintoshrepository.org/1337-codewarrior-discover-edition-4 https://www.macintoshrepository.org/1796-codewarrior-pro-5 https://www.macintoshrepository.org/577-codewarrior-pro-6 https://www.macintoshrepository.org/427-codewarrior-pro-7-0-7-1 searching by author company "metrowerks" https://www.macintoshrepository.org/software_search.php?autid=199&p=1
  8. yes the 64XTC works fine on a windows computer!!!!!!! recently hooked it up to a pII 266Mhz slot 1 440bx board running windows 3.1 works 100% running windows 95 works 100% back to the 5200CD... for the record there is no Modem in the commslot i just pulled out the motherboard to check... theres no commslot modem installed only a Farallon PDS network card that i ordered from Ebay the modem interface is connected on modem serial port the printer port has nothing connected the scsi is attached to an external ZIP100 plus which works fine its connected to my local network via 10BASE-T port on the PDS card >> Calling on TN1018 is of questionable value at this point, because as you discovered earlier, it looks like these particular SerialDMA drivers pertain to machines other than the 5200. fact: the textfile for the v2.0.2 serialDMA extension does not mention the performa 5200 BUT! the text file included with v2.0.2 describes the information clearly: lets get our proper logical thinking caps on notice it says "the NEW 7200, 7500, 8500 + 9500" so one can dedeuce this file obviously originates from 1995!! fact: the 2.02 serialDMA extension says it was created on October 23rd 1995 so; the next logical question would be to confirm: does the 5200CD use the Z8530 controller? well lets refer back to the taylor design article: http://www.taylordesign.net/classic-macintosh/the-mythical-road-apple/ so in this article the writer is saying that his 6300 performa can handle a 56k modem, and that it also contains the F108 ASIC which according to him (?) also contains the 8530 SCC. but can we logically assume that if its present on the 6300 should it not be present on the 5200? i would guess NO you cant logically assume that because the 5300/6300 + 5400/6400 series were different in many ways from the 5200/6200 series.. right?? so we need to confirm somehow that this is a docmented fact that the performa 5200CD does include this F108 ASIC, and that it is true whether or not it contains the 8530 SCC. http://www.gla.ac.uk/~gwm1h/macos7.6/aboutappleremoteaccess.html this document says: that being said. i have just now installed the serialDMA extension and i thought at first that it was crashing my system; but no.. its fine.. and ive got the extension activated im just trying to get a proper MIDI app installed to do some realworld testing! fact: when i first tried to install this version of the serialDMA extension, my performa froze on startup screen but its working now?? strange this page looks pretty relevant: http://wikivisually.com/wiki/Macintosh_Performa_5200CD
  9. Ok thanks Cory My first Mac was a performa 6400 tower back in 1997 I didn't use system 7 long at all Thanks for the help!!!!
  10. just to make a record, and to answer more clearly + illustratively Cory's earlier questions: heres a few images to show what the error is when my interface refuses to function properly..... everythign else is properly configured trust me.. swapping it out for the opcode studio 3 yields better results but it doesnt work 100% either.. it (the studio 3 opcode midi interface) can "bug out" and need to be power cycled etc but these images are of the 64xtc - which detects properly.. i can "view the rom version" in OMS setup.. but then when i try to actually do any MIDI data recording or playing back it all goes KAPUT and this is what i get.. all the lights light up + blink (four times?).. not sure if its an actual error code they are blinking but then the system says the interface isnt responding and i have to basically power cycle either the 64xtc by itself .. or the 64xtc as well as the mac.. depending on luck
  11. is it normal for the system software to take 5.5MB of RAM? this is another reason why i was going to go to a 68k cpu, vintage software ram requirements are less than half required by software when powered by a PPC cpu.
  12. P/N: 04160D00 Model: Z250USBPCM date: 11/01/1999 07:23 assembled in USA 5v 1.0A i have also got the firewire adapter which connects to the db25/SCSI connector: P/N: 30195800 Model: ZIP1394A date: 10/05/2000 22:07 here i just found the manual for the zip1394a: http://ec1.images-amazon.com/media/i3d/01/A/man-migrate/MANUAL000014831.pdf this manual refers to the connector as the "ZIP250 connector" rather than a SCSI interface.. so maybe its not SCSI at all *Shrug* i also checked here to see the original packaging of hte ZIP1394A: http://www.ebay.com/itm/IOMEGA-ZIP-FIREWIRE-ADAPTER-AND-CABLE-/112519587253?hash=item1a32b0a5b5:g:D~gAAOSwPfVZjObe and it says on one of hte images that its powered by firewire.. i have plugged it in just now via firewire into a windows 7-32bit pc and there is a light on the adapter part that is lit to indicate its recieving power but the drive itself does not power on... and i cant eject the disk that i just inserted and its not reading it at all.. the way i read the packaging was that the drive would power itself in entirety from the firewire power.. both the ZIP1394A firewire adapter and ZIP250USBPCM aswell... like i said im not able to eject the disk and i know that when i connected a non-original power adapter the drive just acted as tho the eject button was stuck being pressed! continually ejecting.. even after the disk was ejected... im not sure what to think now.. i guess il have to get the psu and try it and if that doesnt work ill just have to order a new drive. to me that sounds like the drive should be getting power aswell.. but its not... fact: theres a spot for the power supply to be attached on the back of the firewire adapter.. but the ZIP1394A adapter only lights up when its connected to the ZIP250USBPCM this is confusing maybe my drive is just broken update: i also tried just now to connect USB cable to a blackberry/iPod/iPad/iPhone style USB/AC power adapter and that did not work at all so the drive definately does not get power from USB at all
  13. it has an icon that looks like a optical CD-ROM it says : System 7.5 update 2.0 1.1mb created Aug 21st 1995 can anyone tell me the proper name so i can rename it back to what its supposed to be
  14. wow its really annoying how this site concatenates links https://www.fenestra.../tn/tn1018.html http://web.archive.o...ac/macmidi.html are u the 68kmla.org owner/operator/admin?
  15. that block diagram is in no way conclusive -- just because it says "SCC" on the block diagram does not mean that its the same "SCC" etc etc the F108 is not a memory controller but rather an ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) and you arent shedding any new light or information in stating that as IT WAS LITERALLY SAID IN THE ARTICLE I POSTED because the quadra 630 is from within the time period that the article mentioned and has been discussed over and over again. From the time of the Centris 660av (July 1993) through to the Power Macintosh 8100/110 (Nov 1994) the SCC was integrated into an Apple ASIC with a DMA controller supported by a SerialDMA driver. However the first (driver file version?) design was flawed and it is essential to ensure that SerialDMA 2 is used. Later Power Macintoshes (from 1995???) up to the beige G3s (introduced in Nov 1997) have an improved ASIC. For the full story lookup Technote 1018 on Apple's web site re: "There's no indication that the SCC in the F108 is really any different from the 8530 used on previous Macs." the indication, history + premise was provided in the articles i posted: https://www.fenestrated.net/mac/mirrors/Apple%20Technotes%20(As%20of%202002)/tn/tn1018.html http://web.archive.org/web/19990505184713/http://www.hinton.demon.co.uk/mac/macmidi.html it seems that most of the things you are posting originate in the taylordesign.net article: http://www.taylordesign.net/classic-macintosh/the-mythical-road-apple/ like i said before; "if u are challenging that the article is false, thats your deal. im not debating that, im exploring the possibility that its true." i said that in response to seeing the taylordesign.net article -- this is the internet, alot of people say alot of things out of their ass that is simply not true; or backed by correct logic/real hard evidence. this is kind of going in circles...