Maxtor ATA/133 PCI Card

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I'm going to buy the Maxtor 80GB 7200 RPM HD for 129 from Best Buy and it comes with the ATA/133 card for free. Will the card work in the mac at all?


  • Reply 1 of 4
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    No it will not.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    nice answer, <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 3 of 4
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by Eugene:

    <strong>No it will not.</strong><hr></blockquote>

  • Reply 4 of 4
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Well, I wasn't going to write an essay. It won't work, you *should* be able to buy a PC version of the SIIG ATA/133 card for around $40-50 instead of the typical $100 and flash it with the Acard mac firmware. I got it to work in OS X, but it hung my QS 2002 in OS 9's boot sequence...didn't even get a sad Mac.

    If you want a foolproof ATA/133 solution you're probably going to have to shell out the cash for the Mac version of a particular brand of ATA/133 PCI card.
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