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  1. No it didn't. The machine had a IDE setup so I took the card out and put the SATA one in it. I can stick a SATA drive in and install the OS and see if it does work.
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    Cheap IDE on scsi bus solution?

    I'm not using my SCSI to IDE adapters at the moment since I still have working native drives and cards for PCI equipped machines. To be honest for a while I was scouping up Mac compatible SCSI cards. Anybody notice the prices of Nubus SCSI cards these days? Those cards are getting crazy expensive (Jackhammer and SEIV). Somebody is always buying up the last surplus stock of stuff like the Acard 7720U and then blowing them out cheap. Few people bother to stock up since they assume the supply is unlimited and then they are all gone and prices shoot up.
  3. On my PM 8500 with a G3-400/1M no cards or drives installed other then the TSATA and a generic non Apple DVD/CDRW drive I booted from an Apple retail 7.6.1 CD. I forgot that the TSATA came with a power adapter in the box (or mine did anyway). Basically the machine just looked for a bootable drive or CD and just booted like it should.
  4. Yes, but you would need a 4 pin molex to SATA power adapter.
  5. I have an ATA card in my 8500 and the IDE CDROM is hooked up to it. You want me to see if I can boot of the optical using "c"?
  6. If you collect laptops I suggest you buy a cheap external USB DVD drive or look for a full size external USB+Firewire drive since firewire is faster. Both options should not bee too expensive. You can also find an external USB/Firewire enclosure that takes 5.25" drives and pop your own in.
  7. Sonnets Tempo SATA card boasts "Supports booting from any attached drive".
  8. Anything PATA that you can get your hands on should work fine. Pretty sure this is the drive I stuck in a QS back in 2012: LG Internal 22x Super-Multi DVD Rewriter 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black E-IDE / ATAPI Model GH22NP21B - OEM Don't recall if I needed to remove the front drive cover or not (pops on and off easy enough without tools). I recently snagged one of these: Samsung writemaster SH-S202 DVD burner 20x20x12 lightscribe NIB for a G5. IDE drives used to be pretty common but they are harder to find these days. The 2012 order was probably a closeout. Internal SATA drives will be harder to find since newer gamer cases don't even have an optical drive bay anymore (and games are all downloads these days).
  9. I find OS 9 gets pretty fast (user experience) with a fast G3 setup and a good video card. On the mac side of things a super fast OS 9 machine gets limited by the drivers and code apple used. OSX on the same machine will seem faster just because of the better memory management and just the HD subsystem running full out. FSB does matter if the OS can uses it. On thew PC side of things if you say stick Windows ME on a last generation (supported) Pentium 4 3.0ghz with native SATA and DDR support and a ATI X850 pro AGP card it runs almost too fast. Yes I have one of those.
  10. Last Sunday I snagged a 1.8ghz DP PCIX (8 RAM slot) G5 tower and I finally got around to looking at it. The machine makes a clunk clunk noise when I plug it into a live power strip or disconnect power but otherwise it is dead. No lights on the motherboard that I can see, start switch does nothing (no momentary fans or anything). The guy who had it said he had it fire up before but went to clean it and it wasn't doing anything and he gave up. The PS is a AcBel API2fs34 Apple P/N 614-0303 600W max and the 2 fuses inside are good, none of the caps look bloated and no smoke/fire damage I can see. Any ideas? Was wondering if the PS is sensing a short or something, maybe the CPUs were not put back in correctly? Wiring looks ok so far.
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    Cheap Power Adapters, New!

    How much is shipping? Ebay bricks are $13.56 shipped.
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    Suprise found in a Quadra 700

    The 601 was mostly stuck running 68k code under emulation and by the time major apps were written for PPC (and Apple made their OS mostly PPC code) the original 601 was too slow. The first thing I did with my PM 7500 was replace the 601-100 CPU. The 604/603 chips were much better and the G3 was great for its time. The Pentium line ran x86 code natively and fast as hell. It was until the Pentium Pro that x86 CISC started switching to a RISC architecture with a CISC type decoder front end.
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    Suprise found in a Quadra 700

    The 601 was kind of a dog for PPC and putting one into a 030 system would slow it down even more. I have a Powerpro in a 950 because I needed it for an AVID setup (about as common as one gets). The Powerpro with cache and RAM is the most useful model (and rare and expensive). I can see why people who spent thousands of dollars for an old 030/040 mac would pony up for a Daystar PPC to keep their systems going (cheaper then a whole new machine) but these days where a real PPC is cheaper then the accelerator I don't see the point other then having an exotic collection. The most realistic CPU upgrade would be an 040 in a IIci because no adapters are needed.
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    Couldn't help myself...

    Do the Intel minis have enough GPU to stream HD Netflix content? I use an old quad core PC with a ATI video card for my Netflix box and it can stream 1080p .x264 and .x265 content fine with no noise.
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    Suprise found in a Quadra 700

    Cleaning the case would be a given for me. Actually I tend to strip them completely, clean them, looks for pieces floating around, then put them back together. Q700 should be just as easy to clean as a IIci.
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