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About tim2o

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  1. HackPro with Hardware SSD RAID

    I think the one thing our builds have in common is the C2D/ICH9R. Mine's technically a Xeon X3350, but in the same family as your C2D. I'm pretty sure there's a solution here, somewhere. The fact that we have completely different motherboards probably means it's not a BIOS setting somewhere... I'm using a Micro-ATX Asus P5E-VM HDMI, with the G35 chipset, with 8GB DDR2 800 RAM. If this wasn't the computer I used at work, I could probably have it hammered out in a week of spare time... I might resolve to bring my backup machine into use @ work so that I can free this problem child up for fixing. If I do that, I'll surely share my fix once I've got it. I doubt your drives are bad, because I know mine aren't. It could be, however, an incompatibility with the OCZ 60GB Vertex series (mine are regular, not turbo) and the RR controllers with OS X... but that's a bit of a long-shot I guess. Let me know if you make any progress.
  2. HackPro with Hardware SSD RAID

    I just finished dealing with almost the exact same issue. I have a cube I built with pretty much these same steps, but with a micro-atx motherboard and now 8GB of RAM. I was trying a simple 2 disk vertex (standard) SSD RAID0. Got the same issues with the KP while Cloning the standard disk onto the RAID. You won't like my results, but I gave up. I needed the computer for work, so any more than 3 days down and it gets very hard to function. I ended up removing the 3120 card (2 channel) and setting the vertex disks up with apple's disk utility RAID. At first, I tried using the UCH9R chipset from the motherboard to get it a little closer to HW speeds, but didn't work out so well. At this point, I just assumed it was a HW incompatibility with the motherboard and the RAID controller, or a combo of that and some SW issue somewhere. What are your hardware specs? [edit: UCH9R=ICH9R]
  3. G5 to ATX Front I/O Cables

    I'd like one, please - if they're not all spoken for yet, that is.
  4. nForce LAN driver

    Hi Eno, great job with this, very impressive and a great help! I've got a problem with my Chipset, Zotac 9300-ITX (MCP7A) Series, ethernet listed as RTL8211CL. I tried the 0.64 driver with 10.5.8, and while it brings up the ethernet interface, it cannot grab a valid DHCP address. The strange thing is that even while using the bogus 169 address, it sometimes displays other machines on my network when in a window browsing files in the Finder... I'm sorry if the answer to this is posted already, I searched through many pages and couldn't locate the solution, if it exists. Thanks for your help.
  5. HackPro with Hardware SSD RAID

    AHCI shouldn't have anything to do with this setup. It's done via a Hardware RAID controller... The controller handles the communication between the SSDs and OS X.
  6. HackPro with Hardware SSD RAID

    I got a request for steps needed to piece this config together. Since I answered it anyway, I figured I'd post it so others could benefit. Here it is: To get the Hardware RAID working, you first have to install and boot from a non-RAID disk. This disk should be different from the SSD disks you plan on using for the array, and should be connected to a regular SATA or PATA port on your motherboard, or non-RAID controller card. Once booted from your non-RAID disk, go to HighPoint's website and download the Mac OS X Driver for your Hardware RAID card. Install this driver onto the non-RAID disk you're booted from. *Do not install the EFI firmware update, I've found this will break the boot capabilities of these particular RAID cards* Next, enter the RAID controller's configuration utility (either by pressing the required key during boot up, or through the Web management utility the driver package can install). Set up a Striped array with the smallest possible block size. Also, just to be sure, set the newly created array as bootable through the options in the RAID utility. Next, reboot to the non-RAID disk and run the Apple Disk Utility. The new array should show up there. You'll need to format the array as a GUID disk with Mac OS Extended (journaled) filesystem. If at this point you do not see the RAID array in the Disk Utility, there was likely a problem with the installation of the RAID driver, or with the creation of the RAID array. Once the disk is done partitioning/formatting, you should now see it on your desktop. At this point, I recommend using a utility like Carbon Copy Cloner, or Clonetool hatchery. Use once of these utilities (I personally prefer Carbon Copy Cloner) to copy the entire contents of the non-RAID drive you are booted from onto the new RAID volume. Once the data is done cloning, you'll need to install a bootloader to the new array. I recommend Chameleon 2. Open the installer package, and make sure you change the install target to the RAID array. Next, you'll need to reboot your computer and enter the motherboard BIOS. You'll need to change the settings so that the RAID Array is above the non-RAID disk in the boot order list. At this point, the system should now boot from the RAID array!
  7. I extracted these from the 10.5.7 Combo Update. I'm having issues as well, and these don't seem to help in my situation. Good Luck! GMA_950_10.5.7.zip
  8. HackPro with Hardware SSD RAID

    SSD (2X OCZ Vertex 60GB) RAID 0 Array: Disk Test 694.29 Sequential 430.98 Uncached Write 413.56 253.92 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 791.23 447.68 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 209.01 61.17 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 1227.22 616.79 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 1784.66 Uncached Write 881.16 93.28 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 1443.57 462.14 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 8320.36 58.96 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 3406.63 632.12 MB/sec [256K blocks] Conventional 10K RPM (2X 150GB WD Raptor) RAID 0 Array: Disk Test 685.97 Sequential 426.53 Uncached Write 410.66 252.14 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 789.62 446.77 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 205.36 60.10 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 1239.48 622.95 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 1751.01 Uncached Write 852.14 90.21 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 1449.44 464.02 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 7892.01 55.93 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 3398.42 630.60 MB/sec [256K blocks] Conventional 7,200RPM (2X Seagate 1TB) RAID 0 Array: Disk Test 497.28 Sequential 425.19 Uncached Write 409.25 251.27 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 791.22 447.67 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 204.89 59.96 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 1220.18 613.25 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 598.81 Uncached Write 179.63 19.02 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 1440.07 461.02 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 8059.25 57.11 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 3397.09 630.35 MB/sec [256K blocks] I've also tried making somewhat of a hybrid RAID 0 Array, mixing the SSD disks with the 10K's (CH 1 SSD, CH 2 10K, CH3 SSD, CH4 10K). It didn't work out so well, and performed worse than either did on their own... I'm planning on adding another 2 SSD's to the Array and seeing how well that benchmarks. The RAID controller has 8 channels, so the sky is the limit for now. I've been using the array for about 2 months now, and I haven't noticed any slow-down. The benchmarks I just posted were taken just now, and compared to the ones I took the day of the install, they seem up-to-par. I'll post any findings on that front as I encounter them.
  9. Just thought I'd share a brief video of my most recent build. I might post some images of the box later. Specs: Quad Xeon X3350 6GB DDR2 800 RAM RocketRAID 3520 Hardware RAID controller 2X OCZ Vertex 60GB SSD Drives in RAID 0 (16K Blocks) 2X WD Velociraptor 10K RPM 150GB in RAID 0 2X Seagate 1TB Drives in RAID 0 Mac OS 10.5.7 w/9.7 Kernel (Vanilla), All drivers working. This video is of the rig opening almost every app on the system drive (SSD RAID) in a very short amount of time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMOFHAO9AHo
  10. TimeMachine fails backup

    I've got the UUID error 35, everywhere in my log. I just got my Time Machine working using a combination of these methods, but am curious as to how to make these UUID errors go away? Thanks for your help
  11. Came across this thread and thought I'd throw up the XBench for my D945GCLF2 Hackintosh. See attached. Also, this config has got HT enabled, which explains the presence of 4 threads. Haven't tested XBench without HT yet but suspect the possibility of slighty higher scores. D945GCLF2.txt