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fergush
New Apple 4 Gb fibre channel card
on Mar 3, 2007 at 4:09:40 am

This isn't exactly a Kona issue but it's something Kona users might come across, so I thought I'd post it here.

I got one of Apple's new 4 Gb fibre channel PCIe cards a couple of days ago. However, I couldn't get it to work correctly with a MediaVault 4105. After much trouble-shooting and research and, well, re-reading the manual, I realized that the Apple card is an x8 PCIe card. Unfortunately, I don't have an x8 slot free in my Mac Pro. My video card needs a x16 slot, the Kona needs a x4 slot, which means I've only got an x4 slot left.

It's really a shame, as the new Apple card is quieter than the old 2 Gb Apple card and it works with Bootcamp, which ATTO's fibre channel card does not. Bummer! It seems that Apple fibre channel card is reall designed for use in an Xserver, and not in a video workstation.

fh



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ruslan_3d
Re: New Apple 4 Gb fibre channel card
on Mar 3, 2007 at 10:23:25 am

Hi.

You can read about this card on Apple site:

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMor...

"This card runs at full bandwidth in a four-lane or eight-lane PCI Express slot. "

It most work fine in 4x slot mode (16x, 1x, 4x, 4x). I will get t4GB 4 channel board in Aplil (need wait 1 mont) and will test it with our 4210 . . .


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JeremyG
Re: New Apple 4 Gb fibre channel card
on Mar 5, 2007 at 6:38:37 pm

YOu should post this in the Ciprico forum.

Jeremy


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