hoosyny wrote:The ATEN Firewire is not compatible, or faulty ?
Seems that way
All the no-name firewire 400 cards I've tried worked fine as long as they use a TI chip. (I forget which one but you can look it up easily.)
The truth is that I do not care too much about the Firewire card because I was reading that IRIX support for Firewire is not perfect and complete anyway.
Firewire in Irix is good for a couple things - there are several firewire SD - CF - etc card readers that work great. Faster and more painless than a USB card reader in Windows, in fact.
Also, disks work fine except for running xfs_repair. There is even a fix for that but I've never hunted it down. Sata is easier.