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IDE drives limited to 128GB

30 March 2007 - 10:14 PM

I installed OSX and it's working nicely, but it's having trouble with IDE drives. If I have more than one IDE drive on a channel, it detects it as being 128.0GB. Why would this be? I know older motherboards weren't able to address beyond 128gb back in the olden days, but I have a very new mobo that handles large drives just fine in Linux and Windows. Could this be related to the excruciating slow drive access times I get? Maybe I need some sort of driver for the IDE controller? This is an ECS NFORCE 570 SLI-A.

Slow IDE?

29 March 2007 - 04:19 PM

Hello, my system is running great with sound and networking and I am quite happy. I lack USB2 right now, but a card is in the mail to remedy that soon. My only real problem is that my harddrive is somehow very slow. Installing takes an hour. Final Cut can't play rendered video without occational frame drops. When copying a file from one partition to another, it's slow and I don't hear the usual griding noise that keeps me up at night. Is there a reason behind this? Could OSX be controlling the IDE channel through some sort of converter or emulator? I'm wondering if I might be better off buying a PCI IDE controller.

Mobo: ECS NFORCE 570 SLI-A (MCP51)

Newbie question on .kext files

23 March 2007 - 02:16 PM

Is there a proper way to install them? I just download them and copy them to System/Library/Extentions then change the ownership to root:wheel, but my hardware never seems to work when I reboot. I moved a .kext for my audio chipset (It's an Nforce 500 realtek audio and I'm using the 8.8.1 kernel required) and for my network controller (a marvell chip) but when I reboot, neither work or even show up in the System Profiler. Am I just being stupid and missing something obvious?
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