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  1. Yes, that would be a late stage prototype or testing model. I believe @MrFahrenheit knows a thing or two about these.
  2. Here is an Imgur album of all but the SeriTek's .properties listings: https://imgur.com/a/FYI4FIa The SeriTek dumps two large chunks of info on the ROM (one part about the Classic support, the other about OS X support), causing the requested info to be scrolled out of view, so I'd have to get a serial setup to be able to dump the whole thing as a text file.
  3. The SE and prior (Compact) Macs do not have the Chimes of Death.
  4. Yes, that'd work. Just ensure your Ethernet router/modem is able to handle 10BaseT connections. Some Gigabit routers will not properly work with them.
  5. No worries, I'll write it up right now so I don't forget The SeriTek ROM is too large to fit on the IC that these cards are fitted with due to the complexity of the Classic Mac OS support, and it also has some sort of ROM IC check. It will only work with MX29LV040, AM29LV040(B), or the PM39LV040. If a different 040-size ROM is used, it will not properly initialize the firmware. Now, the LV in the part numbers indicate these chips run at 3.3V, rather than 5V. On the generic SiI3112 cards out of China, it's prudent to check whether the original ROM runs at 3.3V, or 5V.
  6. Apparently Kalea just moved over from Amazon to France, the price is mostly the same as it was on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/291966252541
  7. Once again, thanks for the analysis I've provided the device tree readout, as well as the properties for the pci-bridge device, from the 6400's Open Firmware here: https://imgur.com/a/RnxrAnl The card we both have is one of these, with the SATA BIOS ROM IC exchanged for a larger ROM IC, containing the SeriTek 1S2 firmware that allows the SiI3112 chipset to function as a SCSI device under Classic Mac OS: https://www.amazon.co.uk/KALEA-INFORMATIQUE-contrôleur-Professionnelle-COMPOSANTS-Préinstallés/dp/B01NA6UKA8/
  8. I have ordered a bunch of boards from eBay, including two Gazelle boards. So I should relatively soon be able to also start tinkering with it locally, which is helpful.
  9. It was still very useful! Knowing that that piece of the code indeed compares the VID, DID and CCR numbers with those of the PCI cards is a good starting point. I'm still mulling over how the specific cards "fake" their IDs, the datecodes shown for the HB1 chips on working cards are in the same ranges as those on non-working cards, so it's not some change early in production that might have changed those.
  10. Recently, I traded a SATA, FireWire and USB 2.0 combo PCI Card with @Knez, with the SATA ROM flashed to the SeriTek 1S2 firmware, so he could use it with his Power Macintosh 5500, which is a single PCI slot machine, where such a card would be very useful. However, it turns out the Gazelle board PCI bridge patch did not alleviate the enumeration bug in combination with this card. The Gazelle board, used in the Power Macintosh 5500 and 6500, as well as the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh, has an unfortunate Open Firmware bug that causes PCI-PCI Bridge based cards to not enumerate beyond the PCI
  11. ^ This. Our fellow member Bolle has recreated several accelerators for the SE/30 and the likes. The Carrera040, DayStar Turbo040, Diimo030, DayStar PowerCache... That, and his Combo adapter make a mean SE/40 or faster SE/30. That said, he makes them in batches, as they are hand assembled and often rely on the supply of hard to get ICs, and there are currently none for sale. Keep your eyes out in our Trading Post, that is where he will post when he has a new batch available.
  12. Could be an A/ROSE card, they did make Token Ring cards running that. Which would explain the 68000, which is what A/ROSE would run on.
  13. I went with one of these, they work great on 5400 and 6400 PowerMacs and Performas, but do require a ROM swap. They don't work on the 5500/6500/TAM Gazelle boards, but I'm currently looking into that. Gives you FireWire, USB and SATA in one go. With the ROM swap to a compatible IC for the SeriTek 1S2 firmware, SATA functions as SCSI under all versions of the Classic Mac OS these Macs can run, while USB and FireWire work great under later versions of OS 8, and OS 9. https://www.amazon.fr/KALEA-INFORMATIQUE-contrôleur-Professionnelle-COMPOSANTS-Préinstallés/dp/B01NA6UKA8/
  14. Buy good quality sockets, the cheap ones you can get from eBay or AliExpress suck. They make very poor contact, and will have you ripping your hair out figuring out why things are very intermittent. Speaking from experience here!
  15. The GLUE was also used on the IIx and IIcx, as far as I know.
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