OK, I was at a garage sale today, came across an ATA/133 PCI card, for $1, which in any language is a steal, so I got it and a PCI SCSI card for my B&W. I get home, install both cards, hook my primary 120gb seagate 7200RPM ATA/100 HD to the primary channel of the card, and a IBM deskstar 13.6gb 7200RPM to the secondary channel. I then hook in the original 10gb Maxtor on the internal bus. When I boot it up, off an OS X CD (so I can set the drive to boot), It can not see the drives, but it can see the card in the PCI cards section of system profiler. Unfortunantly, it says the S.M.A.R.T. stats on the 10gb failed, so it refuses to format it so I can install a quick bit of OS X to see if I can get the drives to show up for work.
My next step is to boot into Ubuntu to see if it sees the drives and the card (and can recognise the card by an actual name, not a vendor code).
stats of the card:
Scilicon Image SD-SIL680-RAID ATA/133 and RAId PCI card
a quick google search turns up no info on hooking it to a mac.
so, does anyone have any ideas on how to get this thing recognised? I guess I could hook the 120gb to the internal bus, boot off of that, and see what it comes up with.