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  1. Agreed, Baldy. Shouldn't cost anyone more than $15 tops to come up with the same (functional) solution and it's far easier than most other things to accomplish on the software side of the hack. Someone's always looking to make a buck though...
  2. VERY much appreciated KrypteX, I had looked for fw for the Asmedia chip myself but never found the site you did. The point in linking to the DOS.img was because not everyone (including me) remembers all their early programming and I, quite frankly, was at a loss navigating the Hiren's boot CD easily. Plus, as I mentioned, the DOS.img I linked to has all sorts of other potential uses for folks that need to flash anything from GPUs to chipsets. I should post it in another forum section. Thanks again for putting together the driver folder.
  3. Ok, I did the fw flash last night and there are small improvements in disk speed test - 138/write and 392/read. I think this is about on par with what my 120GB SSD can do, speeds improve with larger GB drives. Also I've read that the older Samsung 830s have better performance than the newer non-pro 840 series so your results are probably correct. I have TRIM enabled and the disks show as internal in System Profiler. This has been bugging me for awhile now so thanks KrypteX for finding the fw, I feel much better now that the hardware is running in AHCI mode at the bios level now for the SSDs. I found a far easier approach to making the USB bootable DOS than KrypteX, check out Making DOS USB images on a Mac download the FREEDOS.img he has at the top of his post, skip down to Prepare your USB flash drive section and follow the instructions from there. After the usb stick remounts rename the 106spi2.4_DOS folder that KryteX provided to FWDOS (or any simple filename, just makes it easier to cd to that folder in the DOS console) and drag it to the root of the usb directory. Reboot from the usb drive and cd to the FWDOS (or whatever you renamed it) directory and run the file. For me I merely typed in "AHCI0951.bat" without quotes and it ran the fw update. Exit DOS power down the computer, start up and you're all set. A very handy DOS.img that I'll be keeping handy, nice to just drop bios or firmware into the usb rather than re-burning CDs or building a new ISO.
  4. I'm getting speeds of about 130 write / 370 read on my Samsung840 120GB (non pro) using Black Magic Speed test as things are now, much better than my old Corsair Force3 60GB drive. I've always wondered about the PC card showing up as an IDE device in bios so may try the above just to see if there are any speed differences with the new FW or any system differences booting into ACHI instead of IDE. Seems I've always read to set bios to AHCI to get the most benefit out of a SSD so I've always wondered if the card recognized as IDE had any detrimental affect. Any thoughts from anyone who knows more about this? PS: for the record, I have one of the cheap ebay cards that cost less than $20.00 shipped.
  5. Ok, figured out my FW issue, had to edit the new DSDT to match the way it was in the DSDT I was using in Lion. All good now. Interestingly, I could get a FW connection in ML if I powered up the external before boot and it would be listed and accessible but if I ejected the disk and then turned it back on nothing. This led me down the wrong path for awhile with trying to revert to earlier kexts but the solution was the DSDT edit. Here's my edited DSDT for anyone else who might have the same problem with this hardware (see specs in sig): dsdt.aml.zip Edit 2/13 - while this DSDT works, it features a slow boot time. I've gone back to using the ML version Ermac provided and just boot into the backup drive that has this DSDT when I need to use FW for now.
  6. Kennyman, I followed Ermac's instructions here on post 69: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/280468-applehda-patching-in-mountain-lion/page__st__60#entry1839042 If you're using the AppleHDA.kext that he provided in his later ML guide then it should already be patched. Check and see if your DSDT is patched as is shown. Should do the trick, mine works. I'm still having no luck with my Firewire. I've tried installing IOFireWireFamily.kext from 10.7.4 as was suggested elsewhere but still no joy. FW shows up in IOREG but no connection but if I boot into SL or Lion its just fine. I have multiple FW external enclosures with data and other peripherals not to mention connecting my (real) Macbook via target disk mode. Need this functionality back. Still working...
  7. I recently took the plunge and installed Mountain Lion on my P6T Deluxe V2 with help using translated versions of Fabio's pages and am happy to report everything is working as it should - sleep, sound, p&c states. All except for my trusty firewire which has worked just fine all the way back to Leopard with some variation of AppleVIAATA.kext in s/l/e. No luck at the moment including the one Fabio/ErmaC put on one of the other ML threads. Is there an update? I've looked in all the usual places for new ML versions with no luck.
  8. I just upgraded to 10.8.2 from 10.7.3 and have no problems with the card as well (aside from that short bios wait which occurs no matter what OS you're booting into).
  9. I used a BT module from a 2008 Macbook Pro which had the wire harness configuration like iStigPL on post #33 and can confirm his wiring configuration for the different color wires. I merely wired mine to an extra USB cable and plug it into an external port on my tower. It's been a couple days now and it's working much better than the IOGear USB GBU421 I had been using, it's paired with a Magic Trackpad, an Apple keyboard and even the cheaper ProHT mini keyboard from Inland (like the Apple keyboard but in a nice black) that I'm typing on now quickly and no signal drops so far. I was having many problems with the IOGear dongle which had been perfectly stable up till Lion 7.3. Sorry - no iPhone or iPad to try pairing it with for those of you with those issues. This picture shows it assembled with the correct wire sequence before I put a big band of shrink tubing on it.
  10. Check the BT module in my signature, sleep works, so does wake on all my Apple BT stuff. $10.00 in most stores.
  11. Hex, You'll get much better results moving your card to the 16x slot. More bandwidth for those SATAIII speeds.
  12. Some of my drives have never shown up as internal. It's pretty much a cosmetic thing but recently I finally got sick of looking at them and installed IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext in /System/Library/Extensions.
  13. My card arrived today and installed with no problems. Everything working as it should and I did see a minor bump in disk performance scores. Still haven't decided on which external multi-drive enclosure I'm getting (and waiting for the price of HDs to come back down a bit to populate it with) but I'll report if the PM feature of this card works in the future. I did enter the bios and there were no new features detected there automatically with the addition of the card.
  14. No problems here. Did the update and ran Recrendae from an old 7.1 install, installed FakeSMC and AppleVIAATA, rebooted and here I am. Was going to skip this update but then read an article about all the security fixes (lots of them) so decided I may as well. All on my new Corsair Force 3 SSD! I'm waiting for my new no-name PCIe SATAIII controller based on the ASM1061 chip to take full advantage of the drive speed. Will report here compatibility and wether or not I can get the port multiplier on the card working.
  15. thejekocomputer, Doesn't look like you can help, need an enclosure that will do 2+ drives with JBOB configuration to test. I aim to do similar to you but to put 2 or 3 large drives with existing OSs and storage partitions in an external box and run them JBOB (where they show up as individual drives) so as to not have to reformat them for RAID or Span (big) and not use a software base RAID to do it. Still looking, nothing on google or other searches.