scsi compatibility with 9600

Posted by: Anonymous

scsi compatibility with 9600 - 10/05/01 02:58 PM

i've recently acquired an olde 9600/200MP and have been upgrading it slowly piece by piece. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel(have USB 2.0 & Firewire card, Radeon), all I need now is a larger internal drive and monitor (drooling over the ElectronBlue 19"). i stumbled over a 9.1gb 7200rpm seagate at dealmac.com today(for$39!!@!!!!) but am not 100% sure if it will be compatible with the beige beast. here are the drive stats: Seagate 3.5" 9.1GB 1.6" Half Height SCSI SCA 80-pin. any ideas¿?<br><br>also...landed a pci powerlogix G3/375 from smalldog, and according the docs it 'appears' that it can be safely clocked up to 500mhz.....is this true?¿ i'm verklempt...<br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: scsi compatibility with 9600 - 10/05/01 11:35 PM

Gr8 - <br><br>I think the drive will work, but requires an adapter to the 50 pin SCSI on your MoBo(a 5mbps for external and a 10 mbps for internal). Never did it, my 8500 has two 50 pin drives inside and a 25 GB ATA in an external FireWire box for more space.<br>Don't expect more than a 10-15% over the processor's rated speed. I think production of PPC chips is low enough volume to sort by speed.<br>I have a G3-400 running at 454/227 in an 8500 and a pair of G4-500's at 550/275 in my duallie.<br>The 8500 is kinda on the hairy edge. It's functional, but not nearly as solid and crash-free as the G4. Maybe the new RAM I have for it will help. Just received 4- 128MB EDO stix for the 8500.<br><br><br>Did you exchange a walk-on part in the war<br>-for a lead role in a cage?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: scsi compatibility with 9600 - 10/06/01 05:18 AM

thanks for the help. if you want cheap ram for legacy PPC's check out velocityupgrades.com. i purchased 4 128's for the 9600 for $25.99ea....considering prices one year ago for the same chip were a not-so-paltry $299...i am in heaven.<br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: scsi compatibility with 9600 - 10/06/01 06:35 AM

Thanks for the tip.. that's where I got mine.<br>I saw no real need to add RAM to the 8500, as high as the price was compared to PC-100 for my G4(it has a full gig). Then I followed a link from a poster on MacNN's forum to Velocity and ordered 4 stix right away. They arrived yesterday and I am going to install them later this morning.<br>Be sure you interleave the memory, it's good for a 5-10% boost in working speed. EDO is a little faster than FPM, too.<br><br>Zack<br><br>Did you exchange a walk-on part in the war<br>-for a lead role in a cage?