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  2. ^andromedar^

    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Thank you for helping out with guidance and contributions. Good Karma.
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    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Folks, I need to ask the community for a bit of help. Has anybody of you folks run into issues with connected drives (either SSD or HDD) that got corrupted? I have spent the better part of the new year holidays reformatting drives and trying to restore info from different backups. I have tried several different SDDs after the first has been beyond what diskutil could repair (a120GB OWC SDD) and after a while they all came out as corrupted after the system freezing. I have tried our both the X-Mass BIOS and the Z77MXQUOAOS.H3C.1669M.ROM to see if that would change the behaviour, but it did not (last trial was with the 1669M). Of course the usual things (exchanging SATA cables, checked RAM) has been done. I do remember I had a similar issue way back then, when I got the board, but in the meantime it was behaving very well so I had plainly forgotten about the issue. Is there any way to triage the onboard SATA controller? The reason for me to have and love this system is to dual boot it with a highly customized Linux and run it with OS X SL alternatively. Any hints would be highly appreciated!
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    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    If I remember right it came with DVI and HDMI included. I am using both cables. The HDMI shows me the boot process on the integrated graphics (and is connected to my Apple TV sometimes) and the DVI is for serious working. The sound is okay, but doesn't blow you away, so there is a SONOS soundbar under the Apple Display as sound output connected to the optical on the back of the hack plus two SONOS play:3 for surround, which provide more than adequate ambience. I do not play at all, so can't comment on that use-case.
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    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    I am extremely happy with an BenQ BL2710 that sits next to my Apple 30" Cinema display. It has a wee bit lesser screen estate, but brightness is comparable, text appears in similar size so there is nearly no strain on the eyes. The proximity sensing touch buttons need a bit of getting used to, but are better than flimsy real buttons or some that are hidden in the back. Great number of interfaces and even has a hanger for the headset. Cost was 489€. I checked with AmaUS, is listed as CAD/CAM for $539.94. LED-Monitor 68.6 cm (27 inch) BenQ BL2710PT 2560 x 1440 Pixel 16:9 4 ms DisplayPort, HDMI™, VGA, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, height, tilt, pivot, and swivel I love the 2560*1440 resolution.
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    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    To whom it may concern here (slightly off topic, but might still help someone): For SL users like myself, Paragon NTFS reading and writing is now free of charge, download here: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac-snow-leopard/index.html . Disclaimer: I am not affiliated in any shape or from with the company and cannot tell you more than this.
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    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Several members have reported keeping verbose booting on leads to flaky booting in their respective configurations. I belong into this group and I have switched it off again, which rendered the booting flawless. So once you have found the root cause, you may wish to switch it off again.
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    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    psomelet, Thanks a ton for this recommendation. Using it now with my external RAID and it works like a charm. cheers
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    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Thank you, The King, for setting that straight. It seems, I am at the beginning of a venture, not at the end of it. Why is it so difficult to get at least some basic safety for data at rest into desktops.... It used to be possible before, when the world were using IDE.
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    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    @samkunun: As I have experienced failures to send any sound out any of the interfaces (line out in the back or front, digital) and wanted to connect my Sonos to the computer via optical I have searched high and low and finally found a german forum, which had a link to a driver called "VoodooHDA.kext" that goes into /System/Library/Externsions, which worked incredibly well - recognised all ports, even giving the color codes - and digital out works like a charm. {I do hope this kext is not in any shape or form linked to Voldemort's blog?} But mind: I am preferring SL and the great patch by The King (kudos! It is all greek to me when looking into the script....) is making the ports visible, but not usable under SL (obviously not intended to use with 10.6.8), so if you are on a more "modern" incarnation of OS X you should normally be fine with the patch AFAIK. Also, the previous Apple provided AudioHDA.kext must go for the voodoo to work. Just reporting back on the encrypted SSD-issue. Searching through a number of Linux forums, I found a link with a BIOS extension ( http://www.fitzenreiter.de/ata/ata_eng.htm ), which could be packed onto a BIOS of a network card or ven into some area of our Quo-Bios, for those that are not faint at heart. I would so much appreciate to see the capability of an OZ BIOS version with SATA security extensions. I have a couple of ideas on how to get it done regardsless (a way that requires several boot processes to happpen, but something more elegant would be highly appreciate. How can I send a prayer towards the elder gods who develop the OZ.....
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    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    I strongly suggest to use this board. Excellent workmanship and great support by the players in this forum, even with some really kinky questions. Quo has been very accomodating and helpful.
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    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    There is a fairly good thread in the Apple support forums on (Opal) self encrypting disks and OS X: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2739755?start=0&tstart=0 Another excellent thread (albeit without an answer to the question on how to achieve HW FDE under OS X) is: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/76530/is-a-hardware-based-full-disk-encryption-possible-on-a-mac . A couple of side-remarks: Using Software on top of the OS does not make sense in my book, as it requires (corruptible) software to work. So, Winmagic for Mac is not a solution (or any other software that requires to be run after the boot process has started). For completeness reasons: http://www.winmagic.com/products/full-disk-encryption-for-mac is the link to the Winmagic solution. Of course, many use the SED SSD by Samsung (same here). Interestingly enough, these are not all OPAL compliant (some seem to be). I personally would think this is actually an advantage. ATA commands are a clear and safe way of handling stuff. Why add third party leverage to the security that tries to keep exactly these third parties out. Therefore the question remains (and The King has indicated where that is headed above), how to reach full disk encryption from UEFI. Short of hacking around in the BIOS (yes I have found some pastebin info on the AMI, but unfortunately I am braindead in BIOS hacking) I see that I have only one option for now: Find an adapter/controller for SATA that clicks into the UEFI. Any pointer is taken with gratitude.
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    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Thanks, The King. Will look into it and see if I can work out something. Am not a BIOS hacker myself, but some kindergarten experiments with an random Adaptec card and a random SED capable SSD did not work out (as expected) under OS X. That would be the hattrick, but I don't expect it to work, it is just a remote hope.... It may with Linux, though. Will try to look into it and if I find anythign of value, I'll share.
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    New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    just bumpin': Has anyone had any success with self-encrypting drives on his Quo machine?
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