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Old 09-18-1999, 12:32 PM
LeftWing#66 LeftWing#66 is offline
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Default 2 IDE drives in B&W MAC = NOT GOOD

I tried to chain 2 drives off the MASTER IDE buss in my B&W G3 300, It screws up everything. Not only does the size of files being copied change, the computer will crash on almost anything. Peak will Quit when set to DAE with a hardware error....etc..
You can however put a drive in the ZIP expansion bay set to MASTER and have it work off the SECONDARY IDE Chain but the disadvantage is obvious.
So I guess when Apple made all those extra drive bays in the B&W, it was for SCSI drives.

I just thought someone would find this interesting....
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Old 09-18-1999, 03:32 PM
Przemek Przemek is offline
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Default Re: 2 IDE drives in B&W MAC = NOT GOOD

My beige 266 desktop did not accept second IDE drive - I had to remove CD-ROM to make it work. I didn't try hard, but it is much easier with PCs...
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Old 09-23-1999, 03:27 PM
Keith Lynch Keith Lynch is offline
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Default Re: 2 IDE drives in B&W MAC = NOT GOOD


Yes, I have observed this problem on a 266 beige G3.

The second IDE drive absolutely will not chain. Przmek, I know you said you didn't spend a lot of time on it, but I did. As far as I can tell, it just won't happen. I had the same deal with the CD ROM. I chalk it up to another difficult-to-diagnose PT/Mac hardware incompatibility problem.

I don't mean to complain exactly, but this storage thing seems like a bit of a DUH. I don't know about you guys, but I have a pretty large and ongoing need for SD II file storage. (I think I have about a .7TB of audio in SDII format right now)

I think that Digi has done a good thing by finally acknowledging this specialized and important area of PT function with this particular thread-site. Now, how about better dissemination of information about these drive compatibility issues, etc? There are some of us out here who actually require long-term mass storage solutions that go beyond the standard "put-it-to-tape" solutions that are usually proposed. There... I feel better


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