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Hello.... I was reading about a older card from Sonnet called a Sonnet's Tempo Serial ATA PCI adapter card: https://www.sonnettech.com/product/tempo_serial_ata.html I went looking for a used one, but could not find one. Are other companies making PCI SATA cards that I could use in my Blue & White? I did a search on Amazon and ebay and did not find anything that I thought would work. Many are available, but all I could find were PCI SATA cards for PCs. Thanks mraroid
Hey everyone, got my hands on a TAM recently, was in much better shape than advertised. Had all the original boxes, plastic wrap, foam, everything. Even the apple logo decals were still on their sheet! Had all sorts of accessories like an extra back, a riser card for the comm slot and also what appears to be an extra pci riser card as it already has one installed. In the PCI slot right now is a Twin turbo 128m/m2 and I had a Apple 10BASE-T Ethernet CSII Twisted-Pair Card in a 6500 that I was able to transfer over to the comm slot. That same 6500 had a PCI riser card that had two PCI slots whcih would be cool to use but then the back of the TAM wouldn't fit on. The only problem with this sucker is that the ADB ports on the keyboard don't work. I can plug the keyboard or the trackpad directly into the computer;s adb and that works, so it must be the two extension ports on the keyboard. For now I am just using an old mouse and keyboard from a color classic and that is fine. If anyone has any thoughts about that issue, let me know. I also have a CF card and adapter on the way so I can replace the hard drive. I am thinking of partitioning the card into two or three parts and then putting 7.6.1 and also 8 or 9 on there. So here are a few questions I have: 1) Want to do a sonnet upgrade. There are a number of them listed on ebay but I am not sure how to tell which are compatible with the TAM. I know the 500mhz is a unicorn, so just looking for 350 or 400. Anyone know how I can spot which will work? Maybe post me a link to the right kind on ebay or some other website? 2) Should I leave the video card in that PCI slot, or should I replace it with a USB PCI card? Not sure what I would use the USB for, although I don't have much use for the extra video power either. Thanks everyone and feel free to make other suggestions with what to do next to it! I posted some pics on the TAM facebook page, also the vintage apple Macintosh fan facebook page. Ben
So I picked up this card on eBay for $20. PCI IDE seems to be very hard to find, so I wanted to snatch it up even though it's ATA66. I hope it doesn't have the 120 GB drive limit, but if it does I'll live with it. So I plugged the card in (to my PowerMac 7300). I hooked up a 40 GB IDE drive, as master, to one bus. And an Apple/Sony branded IDE super drive, as master, to the other bus. This drive is out of a Mac Pro I believe. The hard drive works no problem. The optical drive does not. It won't boot off the optical, and it won't show a disc in the optical, if I boot off the hard drive. (I installed OS 8.1 on the hard drive using the SCSI optical drive). I tried the same thing with a non-apple branded Sony CD-ROM drive, and a lite-on CD-ROM drive. All optical drives are set as master and are solo on their bus. None of them will boot, none of them will show a disc on the desktop when booted off the hard drive, and all of them show up in System Profiler with the exact right info. For example: I switched the drives, so the optical is on the HDD's previous cable and bus, and the HDD is on the optical's previous cable and bus. Still the HDD works great, and the optical drives not at all. Are there any quirks with master/slave/solo and optical drives? I'm out of ideas, as I've long since forgotten all of the details of doing stuff like this. But using newer modern (ish) IDE optical drives was the main reason I'm doing this. The IDE hard drive option is nice too, but I already have a very large SCSI drive so that's not a necessity.