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PCI FW Card: What OS?
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Dec 28, 2001, 05:13 PM
 
I've got a 7300/200 running OS8.6 with 160MB of RAM.
My wife's Sawtooth G4 doesn't want to work with our FW burner. (I think her FW ports are fried or something).

Can I run a FW burner using Toast 4.1 and OS8.6 or do I need OS9/9.1?

Regardless, what is a good FW card to get that works and isn't too expensive?
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Dec 31, 2001, 02:13 AM
 
Dan,

I think you might find some good information on Xlr8yourmac. For me, I got lucky and bought a cheap 2-port FW card for $20 on Ebay. To work on a Mac certain chipsets will work, I got lucky and I don't recall the brand. (Sorry).

I think that you can get the info you need at Xlr8yourmac. If I were anywhere near the card, I'd tell you more about it.
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Dec 31, 2001, 09:59 AM
 
According to most mac cards I've found (some are really expensive), OS 8.6 is the minimum (that's what I've got).

$20 is a fair price for a 1394 card. I just missed a CompUSA sale at that price (according to dealmac.com). I will continue to look.

Thanks.
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Jan 2, 2002, 03:02 PM
 
Dan,

I just remembered that the card I bought had a Lucent chipset, which is said to be the most compatible on the market. That might also help you in your search.
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