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Reading between the lines: Mac Pro uses PCI... 3,570 Views / 12 Replies  
Reading between the lines:

Mac Pro uses PCI Express, and the only controller support for SCSI is ATTO's $500 UL5D.

That the 10K SATA Raptor can easily match any 10K SCSI and even 15K for...
Posted by Gregory, on Sep 12, 2006 at 09:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Get yourself some 150GB Raptors. You would also... 3,570 Views / 12 Replies  
Get yourself some 150GB Raptors. You would also need PCIe ATTO UL5D - but the drive cages are designed for SATA only. No data or power cable needed, it pushes (clicks) into and makes contact making...
Posted by Gregory, on Sep 11, 2006 at 07:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
I would buy a pair of WD RE 250GB... 582 Views / 3 Replies  
I would buy a pair of WD RE 250GB (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=249&language=en) $103. You could even do a stripped RAID (just backup to a couple FW800 drives).

Some...
Posted by Gregory, on Sep 10, 2006 at 09:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
At least one problem with demo systems and Apple... 4,257 Views / 77 Replies  
At least one problem with demo systems and Apple Store is that they had older builds of 10.4.7, there now seem to be at least three, if not more. Some of us found that the version pre-installed was...
Posted by Gregory, on Sep 9, 2006 at 05:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
I am not a fan of Newegg when the Kingston Mac... 4,257 Views / 77 Replies  
I am not a fan of Newegg when the Kingston Mac Pro RAM page ...
Posted by Gregory, on Sep 9, 2006 at 02:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
The MP ships with minimum of 1GB RAM (2x512) but... 4,257 Views / 77 Replies  
The MP ships with minimum of 1GB RAM (2x512) but yes, as soon as I put a 2nd GB in I notice that I regular need 1-1.2GB most of the time. More when working/scanning.

The easiest way to have...
Posted by Gregory, on Sep 9, 2006 at 01:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Maxtor 300GB drive for less than $150, either... 768 Views / 10 Replies  
Maxtor 300GB drive for less than $150, either DM10 or MaxLine III. that is dirt cheap. One drive for system, one for media, and one for scratch (scratch can be RAID, but I'd max out the RAM first). ...
Posted by Gregory, on Dec 7, 2005 at 12:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
This just made previous G5s like the 2.0DP PCI-X... 16,676 Views / 129 Replies  
This just made previous G5s like the 2.0DP PCI-X 'affordable' @ $1499 from Apple Specials page. I like to stay one step (or two) behind bleeding - and wait for ATTO's UL5D and something from ATI...
Posted by Gregory, on Oct 23, 2005 at 12:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
1GB RAM chips are $120 from Crucial, MacGurus,... 670 Views / 4 Replies  
1GB RAM chips are $120 from Crucial, MacGurus, OWC, or $240 for a 2GB pair.

RAM prices have dropped but Apple seems to set their price once a year or at least doesn't reflect market prices.
...
Posted by Gregory, on May 26, 2005 at 03:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
One thing ATI could do is what they did for the... 1,121 Views / 14 Replies  
One thing ATI could do is what they did for the R9800ME which was updated to 256MB, same as the SE model, go to 512MB to better support C.I. and Quartz. It takes time to optimize and get the most out...
Posted by Gregory, on May 25, 2005 at 04:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
The only place I've seen with CL 2.5 that works... 829 Views / 6 Replies  
The only place I've seen with CL 2.5 that works in G5 (2.7DP even) is www.macgurus.com $118 per GB chip. Crucial has a 2GB 'kit' for $239 but CL3.
Posted by Gregory, on May 25, 2005 at 04:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Adaptec email has confirmed that there is now... 812 Views / 8 Replies  
Adaptec email has confirmed that there is now native support for the 29160N, so you can use narrow scanner and/or LVD hdds. The 29160N was working in early (2003) G5s and there is 1.3b1 driver - no...
Posted by Gregory, on May 25, 2005 at 01:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Both work, both have their uses. Mail 2... 1,943 Views / 23 Replies  
Both work, both have their uses.

Mail 2 lacks a lot of the features I like in Thunderbird.
both can search messages and have working junk filters.
Both can "sanitize" email.

Show only...
Posted by Gregory, on May 24, 2005 at 11:49 AM, in Applications
Last week www.hardmac.com mentioned Intel would... 2,770 Views / 74 Replies  
Last week www.hardmac.com mentioned Intel would be building... FW800 chips.
Posted by Gregory, on May 23, 2005 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The neocon's planned for Iraq before they were in... 4,475 Views / 233 Replies  
The neocon's planned for Iraq before they were in office. No?

Saddham would have been over run if his neighbors knew the truth and that he was posturing and bluffing.

Bush #43 was just paying...
Posted by Gregory, on May 22, 2005 at 10:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
AHT is Apple Hardware Test which comes with any... 766 Views / 9 Replies  
AHT is Apple Hardware Test which comes with any Mac. You have to use Option boot with the CD or DVD, sometimes called Restore Disk #1.
You can also check http://www.apple.com/support

Some G5s...
Posted by Gregory, on May 22, 2005 at 07:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
Tiger has a new structure and Panther is confused... 786 Views / 9 Replies  
Tiger has a new structure and Panther is confused - maybe 10.3.10 will patch it so users don't trash those essential files and links. I thought I must have done something wrong also. I use DU Restore...
Posted by Gregory, on May 21, 2005 at 07:26 PM, in macOS
Stripped = RAID0. You'll find that 300GB... 799 Views / 10 Replies  
Stripped = RAID0.

You'll find that 300GB single drive w/ 16MB cache provides an excellent boot drive or for media. When I spoke of using RAID, I was thinking of a pair of drives, external.

...
Posted by Gregory, on May 21, 2005 at 03:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Okay, 1.5 is slow. I assume that it has... 1,546 Views / 13 Replies  
Okay, 1.5 is slow.

I assume that it has debug code. That wouldn't surprise me.

Or that the IBM 970 and Tiger hasn't fully exploited what AltiVec on G4 could do.

Don't tell Giga Designs...
Posted by Gregory, on May 21, 2005 at 12:17 PM, in Developer Center
If the RAM has the right voltage and timing... 507 Views / 3 Replies  
If the RAM has the right voltage and timing programmed in SPD but often unless it is "mac compatible" you are taking a chance. I always check Crucial's specs first.

MacGurus has 1GB CL2.5 $118...
Posted by Gregory, on May 21, 2005 at 06:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
the new model is the same Northbridge as the... 661 Views / 3 Replies  
the new model is the same Northbridge as the 1.8DP.
comparing G5 models (http://bbs.xlr8yourmac.com/ubb/Forum28/HTML/000220-3.html)
Posted by Gregory, on May 21, 2005 at 06:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
You're sure it isn't just the drive or cables... 766 Views / 9 Replies  
You're sure it isn't just the drive or cables already? maybe worked loose? and trying a new drive didn't help either?
Posted by Gregory, on May 20, 2005 at 09:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
Both. Serial ATA external, maybe even RAID. As... 799 Views / 10 Replies  
Both. Serial ATA external, maybe even RAID. As well as fill 'er up with RAM.
Also, a SeriTek/1VE4 will support native command queueing, native SATA internal does not.
Posted by Gregory, on May 20, 2005 at 09:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
10.1 doesn't have support for Radeon 7000 in... 680 Views / 3 Replies  
10.1 doesn't have support for Radeon 7000 in beige and earlier. You may need to use another video card until you've upgraded to 10.1.5 and can run the July 2002 ATI Radeon updater (for 9.2 and OS...
Posted by Gregory, on Jul 27, 2002 at 02:47 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Including OS 9 just for Classic was one of the... 680 Views / 6 Replies  
Including OS 9 just for Classic was one of the justifications in changing the price to $129. I'm sure there is something. I just hope that they include OmniWeb and other stuff - people not on...
Posted by Gregory, on Jul 27, 2002 at 07:27 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
The best way to optimize is to backup,... 716 Views / 39 Replies  
The best way to optimize is to backup, reinitialize, and restore. Given OS X's higher I/O, and that you need a backup to be safe, I "optimized" using Carbon Copy Cloner between two identical 18GB...
Posted by Gregory, on Jul 27, 2002 at 07:22 AM, in Applications
Run DIMM First Aid. Make sure non of your RAM is... 540 Views / 5 Replies  
Run DIMM First Aid. Make sure non of your RAM is rated at "10 nanosecond." If it is, pull it and get 8 nanosecond RAM. about $60 or less for 256MB.

Backup, reinitialize, do a clean install. Move...
Posted by Gregory, on Jul 27, 2002 at 07:01 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I have two macs and for once had OmniWeb open on... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
I have two macs and for once had OmniWeb open on one of 'em. Find out it is checking - does OW send the serial license number back to OmniGroup? Does it check the web? (there are web bots to look for...
Posted by Gregory, on May 30, 2002 at 02:23 PM, in Applications
Nothing to do with disk image. I have a couple... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
Nothing to do with disk image. I have a couple hard drives mounted.
Also, what if you want to keep multiple SP versions?
Which one will Internet Control Panel point to? probably the one in...
Posted by Gregory, on May 24, 2002 at 11:55 AM, in Applications
I had a crash in SP87 on a site I often frequent,... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
I had a crash in SP87 on a site I often frequent, and I tend to load a dozen pages at a time (opening a forum, let 8-10 threads load in background) and it does not seem to impact windows or...
Posted by Gregory, on May 24, 2002 at 09:11 AM, in Applications
Mozilla is the same way. Some good. Some not so.... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
Mozilla is the same way. Some good. Some not so. 18 months of daily builds of Mozilla hasn't resulted in a finished product yet either.

Some might point out that OS X stopped being unstable and...
Posted by Gregory, on May 20, 2002 at 11:40 AM, in Applications
iTools has been down all day and SU was down for... 472 Views / 7 Replies  
iTools has been down all day and SU was down for most of the day but is back.

Weekend maintenance - maybe 10.1.5 preparation? Changing how iTools filters mail and handles homepage bandwidth?
...
Posted by Gregory, on May 18, 2002 at 07:18 PM, in macOS
Older drives maybe not. Older versions of DRive... 739 Views / 4 Replies  
Older drives maybe not. Older versions of DRive Setup, probably not. The most recent DS 2.07 should. There is only one 50-pin drive currently being made. I'd avoid older models, anything that has a...
Posted by Gregory, on May 18, 2002 at 07:09 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Well, just after saying OW has been rock solid,... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
Well, just after saying OW has been rock solid, it chooses to crash!!

it looks (again) like it was the history file.

I set the requirements for it to not track as long or as much, but I...
Posted by Gregory, on May 7, 2002 at 03:08 AM, in Applications
Have to wonder if there isn't a damn bug in those... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
Have to wonder if there isn't a damn bug in those early GrDP's or something based on the number of unique problems.

I have B&W w/ G4/500 and OmniWeb has been solid for months AFTER deleting the...
Posted by Gregory, on May 6, 2002 at 07:01 AM, in Applications
But Chimera (Navigator) ADDED ITSELF to me hard... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
But Chimera (Navigator) ADDED ITSELF to me hard coded edited .plist - ! That to me &*&*&* me off when an app does that. I didn't add it or select it as my default at any time.

For which reason,...
Posted by Gregory, on Apr 17, 2002 at 04:10 PM, in Applications
All you need to do with IDE drives is run Drive... 671 Views / 21 Replies  
All you need to do with IDE drives is run Drive Setup Test. You can run it in the background, and will map out/reallocate bad blocks. it is not done on the fly. Drive Setup does not enable the SMART...
Posted by Gregory, on Apr 6, 2002 at 07:35 PM, in macOS
Whenever I've had trouble lately with crash,... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
Whenever I've had trouble lately with crash, beachball, it turns out to be the history files.

And maybe a way to verify the integrity on opening it? there are four history files. HistoryIndex.ox...
Posted by Gregory, on Apr 3, 2002 at 09:49 AM, in Applications
http://geek.com tab navigation also doesn't... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
http://geek.com tab navigation also doesn't work (reported and being investigated why)

MSN.com using Mozilla was fun - for a couple weeks until MSN killed the java after unsuccessfully trying to...
Posted by Gregory, on Apr 1, 2002 at 10:10 AM, in Applications
Sounds like it would be useful to have a site... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
Sounds like it would be useful to have a site specific setting for what browser to present yourself as, or to 'emulate' rather than one setting for all sites... Would be nice if it could be done.
...
Posted by Gregory, on Mar 31, 2002 at 02:51 PM, in Applications
This site Chip Geek, uses "tabs" to switch... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
This site Chip Geek, uses "tabs" to switch between categories, but none of them work.
http://64.55.181.130/osgeek/mac/index.htm
Posted by Gregory, on Mar 28, 2002 at 12:28 PM, in Applications
Speed of the system, hard drive, waiting for a... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
Speed of the system, hard drive, waiting for a drive to wake up, unlock the bookmarks backup, history file, update cookies etc, and whether you were using swap space or everything was in memory.
...
Posted by Gregory, on Mar 27, 2002 at 09:01 AM, in Applications
I notice that the replies in this thread don't... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
I notice that the replies in this thread don't wrap to window in SP 59.

Probably the BBS software doesn't handle window size properly. I can only see the full line of text of I stretch the...
Posted by Gregory, on Mar 21, 2002 at 12:03 PM, in Applications
When I tried this morning, iTools graphics on the... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
When I tried this morning, iTools graphics on the login screen looked messed up. Went back now and it tells me "Sorry, your browser is not supported. Use Internet Explorer or Netscape 4.78."
...
Posted by Gregory, on Mar 18, 2002 at 05:43 PM, in Applications
iTools I just downloaded Mozilla 0.9.9+ and... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
iTools

I just downloaded Mozilla 0.9.9+ and the MRJ plug-in, and was surprised to see I can access and use iTools. I was surprised. I can live w/o IE but it seems I need to keep Mozilla along...
Posted by Gregory, on Mar 18, 2002 at 01:33 PM, in Applications
Maxtor: I open windows behind and have to... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
Maxtor: I open windows behind and have to respond to "Accept/Reject" for all cookies. I never saw the frame come up whether to accept cookies. Something hung when it started to load and wanted to...
Posted by Gregory, on Mar 17, 2002 at 06:34 PM, in Applications
I hate to try again, Maxtor www.maxtor.com... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
I hate to try again, Maxtor www.maxtor.com (http://www.maxtor.com) brought OmniWeb SP 58 into a loop of some sort.

Beachball, but no high cpu % in OmniWeb. Was in WindowManager though.

Could...
Posted by Gregory, on Mar 17, 2002 at 03:00 PM, in Applications
Mac OS X 10 will be one year old in a week, too. 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
Mac OS X 10 will be one year old in a week, too.
Posted by Gregory, on Mar 16, 2002 at 05:54 PM, in Applications
If you are/were serious about NOT using beta for... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
If you are/were serious about NOT using beta for work and "mission critical" that would seem to imply/mean OS X for sure.

There are/were serious gaps in documentation etc and most "1.0" software...
Posted by Gregory, on Mar 16, 2002 at 05:37 PM, in Applications
Just to weigh in, I download Mozilla almost... 18,567 Views / 1,656 Replies  
Just to weigh in,

I download Mozilla almost daily.
Same with these SP's.
Removed IE.

I know feedback can be an overwhelming task in itself, but hopefully means that - and this especially...
Posted by Gregory, on Mar 16, 2002 at 12:52 PM, in Applications
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