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Item#: N82E16816122003

SoNNeT TSATA PCI SATA Controller Card

  • 2 x SATA 150 Internal Connectors
  • Up to 1.5Gb/s
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Model

Brand
SoNNeT
Model
TSATA

Specifications

Type
SATA
Internal Connectors
2 x SATA 150
Interface
PCI
Transfer Rate
Up to 1.5Gb/s
Operating Systems Supported
Power Mac G3 (Blue & White)(1) and Power Mac G4
Power Mac G5 (with PCI or PCI-X slots)
Mac OS X Version 10.5, 10.4, or 10.3
Mac OS 9

Features

Features
Bus Mastering off-loads data I/O handling from CPU
Complete 32-bit CRC error checking, for all bits transmitted (command, data and status), offers enhanced data protection for high-speed Serial ATA drives
Dual independent data channels allows for separate device timings
Automatically identifies and configures drive types
Automatically detects and supports devices utilizing many transfer modes including UltraDMA 6/5/4/3/2/1/0, PIO 4/3/2/1/0

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  • Marcelo M.
  • 7/2/2009 4:44:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast Card, Firmware Downgrade Required for Quicksilver 867MHz

Pros: - Lowest price on the market.
- Found the initial installation fast, but a bit snug (was concerned about damage to the card having to force it into place).
- Once past the firmware downgrade issue, the drive improved overall performance and boot times.

Cons: It only supports 1.5 gbps. Any 3.0 gpbs HDD attached needs the jumpers adjusted.

After the initial install (and setting the jumpers for 1.5 gbps) the stalling, hanging, and infinite pinwheel led me to it believe I had to downgrade the firmware. After downgrading it worked out.

Two ports, but only ONE cable provided. If you're ordering this to use with two HDDs, make sure to order an additional (if not a few more spare) SATA data and power cable altogether and save on shipping and time.

Other Thoughts: Would be great if Newegg bundled extra cables.

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  • Stephen F.
  • 4/3/2009 8:15:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked well out of the box

Pros: Worked well- used the earlier firmware and worked the 1st time in a Firewire 800 G4

Cons: None

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  • John O.
  • 3/12/2009 6:13:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorked like it's supposed to

Pros: True Plug and Play. Works great and the bonus is that the drive can be assigned as the boot drive

Cons: Could not get it to fit in my G4 QuickSilver PCI slot correctly. Modified and got it to fit snug however.

Other Thoughts: Sonnet is a solid after market mfg for aging mac computers

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  • Immo F.
  • 2/13/2009 6:06:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery nice

Pros: Very well adapted. Plug and play all through OS X 10.3 up to 10.5 on G4 tower Power PC 733 up to 1.25 GHZ no problem. Power cable adaptable and card connector included that is a huge plus.
Sonnet provides lightning fast support.

Cons: none so far.

Other Thoughts: You should consider using 2 drives and set them up in a raid array it works very well, its very stable.

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  • Tory M.
  • 10/1/2008 4:36:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks great... kind of

Pros: This product works great. When it did work it was pretty fast with my 400 gig drive. It's a great way to add sata storage to an aging computer.

Cons: It made my 500mhz g4 tower crash quite often. So I'm keeping it to use in future computers, just in case.

Other Thoughts: 3 stars because it doesn't work in my tower, even though it's advertised to.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/2/2008 10:10:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery good but G4 owners be aware

Pros: Finally I can use large drives in my QS867. Plus it's bootable which is very nice to have if needed. Sonnet's support was stunningly quick.

Cons: Just hard to figure out where to get firmware updates.

Other Thoughts: After installing this card in my G4 the computer would either not shut off or take a very long time to do so. Same for sleep and restart functions. After some on again/off again searching for a solution I sent off a request to Sonnet directly. I had an answer in 14 minutes and it was exactly the correct info. As was said in an earlier review of this card, flash it back to v5.1.3 firmware. The cards are OEMed by FirmTek/SeriTek and the software package is on that company's website.

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  • Robert C.
  • 6/6/2008 6:03:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsexcellent choice for mac

Pros: Drop-in compatible, worked first time with my "Late 2004 G5 Mac". I used it with the VANTEC NexStar NST-D100SU Hard Drive Dock that I also bought at NewEgg

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: This is the ideal combo for doing server backups with external hard drives.

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  • John E.
  • 5/24/2008 11:11:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works like a champ in an old G4 Quicksilver

Cons: Expensive but welcome to MAC!

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  • Eric W.
  • 5/20/2008 6:54:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBingo

Pros: Second one, will buy more to upgrade all G4's in our office, if you have an older G4 this card is a beautiful thing!! Works right out of the box. Gives your old G3/G4 a little extra life . Noticeable boot speed increase and faster application opening. Not to shabby.

Cons: Not SATA II

Other Thoughts: Happy as a clam with this product. Nice Price!!

G4FW800/Dual 1.42/2GB DDR3200/ATI Radeon 9800Pro/2 Seagate SATA 250GBHD with a fan mod to keep it quiet and cool.

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  • Daniel G.
  • 4/29/2008 6:21:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well after firmware flash

Pros: Easy to install and sets up with no drivers. Came with 5.3.1 firmware but I needed to downgrade the firmware to 5.1.3. Found that on the seritek web site. Since then it works great in my old G4 Sawtooth AGP which I run as a server in my basement.

Cons: No indication of where to get the firmware on Newegg or Sonnet site. Found it in the system profiler for the card and googled it.

Other Thoughts: Great way to add big fast storage to an old box.

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