Ultra160 option on PMG4. . . ?

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Does anyone know what card it uses? Somehow I doubt that it's the rip-roaring ATTO Dual Express3PCI. (Nicknamed "the double barrel" by my EE friends and I ). If it's some crummy adaptec card I'll be slightly vexed, but since I'm not going to buy one, it doesn't really matter.

Just curious


  • Reply 1 of 6
    enderender Posts: 353member
    Apple's SCSI OEM cards have always been from Adaptec in the past. I don't see any reason why that would have changed.

  • Reply 2 of 6
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Apple did use Atto cards at one point, witht he smurf towers or something. I know they used something other than Adaptec at some point.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    Apple features the Adaptec 39160 on one of the pages about the PowerMac... I think it's under the heading "expansion".
  • Reply 4 of 6
    Eh, so it's a better deal to get the ATA and then drop in an ATTO. I would venture that the single Express3PCI is probably faster than the 39160 in all but a few cases.

    Fantasizing. . . I am broke now <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 5 of 6
    FYI, my "gigabit ethernet" Dual 500 came with:

    from Apple System Profiler

    [code]SCSI card (2)

    Card typetscsi-2

    Card nametATTO,ExpressPCIProUL3D

    Card modelt

    Card ROM #t1.6.1f1

    Card revisiont1

    Card vendor IDt1000</pre><hr></blockquote>
  • Reply 6 of 6
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    I knew I wasn't smoking crack.
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