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Felix BuenoM100i Tune Up
by on Jan 20, 2006 at 8:13:27 am


We have an old M100i system with P6000 on a 733 G4 (OS 9.2 - M100 7.0.3) and we are about to purchase a Dual G5 and follow up to M100 8.2 with M100i Tune Up.

Have someone of you done anything similar? Any suggestions or pitfalls or whatever?



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FlohRe: M100i Tune Up
by on Jan 20, 2006 at 8:43:35 am


some things you should know:
- you need an Expansion Chassis to run Media 100 i on a G5. Usually an old Magma or SBS does work; all our old chassis from the G3 days worked nicely with G5s and Media 100 i, but you cannot put the P6000 board directly into a G5. This is only tested with PCI-X G5 systems. The new PCI-Express/DualCore G5s have not been tested with Media 100 i, and I even don

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jimmy macRe: M100i Tune Up
by on Jan 20, 2006 at 2:54:13 pm

As Floh said, it has only been tested with the G5 PCI-X. We switched to the G5 and 8.2 last year and it works great. We upgraded to Tiger, and that was a big problem, so we went back to 10.3.9 and all was fine. I believe you can install Tiger on the second drive, if you like, for apps other than M100. We did buy the Magma expansion chassis, and if you do, go for the QUIET model, which is only a bit more in dollars, but worth it. We popped in a second internal drive for media - Maxtor SATA 250 Gig - and everything has worked. We use firewire G-Raids for addtional storage. Make sure you install the newer Media 100 codecs as well. Media 100 HD was beyond our budget, but we chose to stay with M100 rather than go to FCP...just personal preference. Good luck!

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