tomorrow, I will have in my hands, one Serial ATA Kit for my B&W G4
although, it cost me almost $100USD for the kit, which downright sucks, but I would have ended up paying more for an ATA/100/133 card, which would have sucked even more.
I was looking at ATA/66 cards, and they started at like the $40 range, but I looked at PCI SATA Cards, and they started about $55+ and thought, that if I ever wanted to move to a new tower, it would be better for my money to go to something that is more up to date. Best of all, the card is BOOTABLE!!!
I got the card from OtherWorldComputing. Which it sucks with Mac components that you have to spend SOOOO much to get a card that works with the Macs.
Anyways, I will let you know when the box opens and I can smell the "New Bounty" smell that you get when you get something TOTALLY awesome and put it in a machine, and notice it speed up like 2-3x than it was before that.
I dunno if I should put it in the 66Mhz PCI slot and move the RADEON to the 33Mhz PCI, or should I put it in the 33Mhz and leave the RADEON in the 66Mhz Slot.
Does anyone know if there would be an advantage with that? I know the 66Mhz Slot has a maximum of 266MB/s throughput, and since the RADEON is a 32MB 7000, would I see a performance drop? I don't use the machine for gaming, but I use it for OS X. Just casual browsing and stuff.
BTW: the drive is a 160GB Drive, runs at IDE 133, but I got a convertor for it that allows me to connect it up to an SATA connector. Since the only SATA drives I have are for my 1.4TB RAID in my PC, i would rather use a convertor than screw up my RAID and have to redo it again. Especially with the backing up of over 900GB of Client's data :-S