This thread is for people to post interesting cards with common IDE or SATA chipsets that we need to try to get a ROM dump from or look further into.
First off, my post from 68kMLA:
This card uses a Silicon Image 0680 chipset! They are incredibly common in the PC world and often very cheap!
I never thought I would see one that was Mac compatible!
Anyway, yea, I am looking for a copy of the firmware from one, does anybody here have one or is anyone here in/near China and can get one easily without international shipping and dump a copy?
This is an ebay auction with one:
*dead link removed*Quote:AKIBAKAN AKB-UATA133 PCI DUAL ATA 133 BOOT MAC G3 G4 G5
Product module: AKB-UATA133-PCI
Product Condition: Tested Working
Product Weight: 200g
Host Interface: PCI
Platform Support: MAC PC
OS Support: MAC OS/OSX
support HDD bigger than 137G. two internal PATA connector.
Power Mac? G3 (Blue & White) and Power Mac G4
Power Mac G5 (with PCI or PCI-X slots)
Mac OS X Version 10.5, 10.4, or 10.3
There is no mention of being bootable so hopes remain low for that, but I still want to get a copy of the firmware all the same.
And now, here is a quick little list of SATA chipsets you might keep your eyes open for:
VITESSE VSC-7174 (found on SeriTek1V4)
4 port and Mac OS 8+, seems to be uncommon in the PC world.
Sil3112 (found on SeriTek/1S2 & Sonnet TSATA)
Mac OS X bootable if crossflashed to Sil3512.
Potential for OS 7+ bootability if the 1S2/sonnet firmware can be flashed. In that case this would be a very nice card since it is only lacking two extra ports of the harder to find VSC-7174.
Sil3512 (found on wiebetech TCS1-1)
So far Mac OS X bootable only unless you have a card with a bigger EEPROM or can reduce some firmware or find a small one to begin with.
Potential to be crossflashed to Sil3112!
Sil3124 (found on SeriTek2SE4)
Mac OS X only, I cannot remember more about it off the top of my head. I might say it is the least interesting aside from it supporting 4 ports.
Please speak up if there is anything that needs to be added to the list or of you can help out!