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by Shiunbird
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

It's fast enough that I can QEMU my way to backwards compatibility, and leave the slow burning dumpster fire that is current iterations of macOS behind. Are you planning to use Linux as your main driver? Nowadays I use whichever combo of OS-Application works best for the task in hand. This means I ...
by Shiunbird
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

guardian452 wrote:Is that really faster than trashcan macpro?


According to the benchmarks online, yes... the trashcan seems to be outdated IO-wise.
by Shiunbird
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

http://www.sonnettech.com/product/tempossd.html I like their products. And they won't be disposable if one day you decommission your G5, because they work with (and are even bootable) with PCs. I have not given up making the G5 bootable with it though. I think if I have two system disks in my G5 an...
by Shiunbird
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Too many beers? IBM PS/2 Model 70 MCA
Replies: 27
Views: 903

Re: Too many beers? IBM PS/2 Model 70 MCA

uunix wrote:Does anyone have an options disk for the XGA? I only have two files on it c8fdb.adf & @8fdb.adf


I'd PM ibmfiles. He seems to have everything IBM-related.
Great guy, has helped me a lot in the past.
by Shiunbird
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Apple Cinema Display 30" on DCD V12?
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Apple Cinema Display 30" on DCD V12?

Can you operate a Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital in the reverse order?
The must be some device that acts as an aggregator of sorts.
by Shiunbird
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

ClassicHasClass wrote:I think you need a Talos II. :)


I'm slowly filling my pig-bank, but for now I need to hunt with the tools I have. =)
Hopefully mid-2018.
by Shiunbird
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

Hi guys, good day! Another step of hot-rodding my G5: achieving modern-levels of storage performance. With 6 SSDs I managed to achieve an average of 750MB/s read performance and 350MB/s write performance, faster than the trashcan Mac Pro for reads. screenshot.png My initial assumption was right. One...
by Shiunbird
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Eclectic Light: "We need to document macOS"
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Eclectic Light: "We need to document macOS"

Gone are the days when you took a technical manual to bed and leafing through the pages, thinking, mmm that sounds good.. is it worth getting out of bed and firing up the machine. +1 on that When I was a kid and we would go to the farm, dad would not let me always take the computer (tower, CRT, mod...
by Shiunbird
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Christmas in August if you are in Montreal/Canada – sale of SGI O2, Octane2, ONYX RE2 and Origin2K deskside
Replies: 14
Views: 508

Re: Christmas in August if you are in Montreal/Canada – sale of SGI O2, Octane2, ONYX RE2 and Origin2K deskside

I happen to have a cousin in Montreal, but I haven't been in there in four years so...
"By the way, now you have 2 kids so I assume you have a truck as well? Do you have a spare room to keep a few computers for me? I'll pick up between now and next summer."
by Shiunbird
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 595
Views: 18588

Re: your latest purchase

Self-explanatory.
Thanks Dodoid!

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by Shiunbird
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Dodoid Mini Indigo is now on sale!
Replies: 25
Views: 1163

Re: Dodoid Mini Indigo is now on sale!

Mine has arrived! Time to un-virtualize my proxy and firewall.
by Shiunbird
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: does anyone happen to have a picture of the original packings?
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: does anyone happen to have a picture of the original packings?

SiliconClassics' video shows one, albeit briefly, at 2:55.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk_JjfeChQA

edit: add time.

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