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Author Topic: its now possible to re-flash any SIL3112 2port PCI SATA card to boot macos9  (Read 1544 times)

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previously to make this possible it required that the eprom be swapped out with a specific brand / size rom chip but this is now no longer neccessary thanks to some serious sleuthing

thanks to dosdude1 + others for their contributions to making this possible
doing so will make the card able to boot any PCI powermac into mac os 7.5 thru 9 aswell
as booting into OSX on g3/g4/g5 machines

dosdude1 has achieved a great thing here making many powermacs able to use new hard drives ;)

this has been a goal of the retro mac community for quite some time and its awesome to see progress
users at macos9lives speculated that there is an approx 10% speed increase but thats a technical measurement

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http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,306.msg50427.html#msg50427

see dosdude1's post on this page... find yourself a sil3112 card and you can flash it to work in a mac using the firmware attached to the post

https://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p4432023.m570.l1313&_nkw=sil3112+pci&_sacat=0
general cost around $20 on ebay

buy a cheap ssd and enjoy better performance on macos9 powerpc