Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 819 from 2008/3/30
From: Roma, Italy
Probabily, I should do it
But I'm waiting for news about my Peg II mobo. Maybe I'm waiting too much.. or I should buy Efika even though I'm waiting for.
I'm courios and I would try something... For example: I saw a riser card with two or three PCI sockets... Is it possible use one of those items?!? If this could be possible... I could try a USB 2.0 card..mmmh.. Will it work???
I red the Efika book: it's possible to try a two device system although it's not reccomended.
From the Efika book:
Genesi does not approve whatsoever of plugging cables into the IDE connector ! The following
section might not work at all... So it is really not recommended !
The IDE 44 pin connector could be also be used for a 3.5? HD or an ATAPI CDROM. This would
need a 44 pin male/male gender changer and shorter than 10 cm IDE ribbon cable which
seems to be difficult to find. Thus such a card usage does not seem recommended for a start.
The on-board MPC5200B is compliant with ATA-4 specifications (so two HDD/CDROM drives
could theoretically be managed). However, Genesi says that the Efika's controller can't handle
devices that are too far away from the connector (10 cm seems to be the maximal value
however a value of less than 45 cm should also be possible as written in the Freescale's official
In addition, the on-board connector is female (as opposed to standard male connectors)
making it impossible to directly connect a 2.5? HDD. In consequence, a standard ribbon cable
can not be used alone and a 44 pin IDE male/male gender changer such as this one is required. But that might not work... and maybe break something...
I repeat: it's a very interesting board!
By the way, I have the case, I have the PICO PSU and I have a Radeon 9250 low profile for Efika. And so?!? I payed a license for my Peg... I should pay another one or "reset before system slo-down" every about 30 minutes..
I'm waiting... for the moment
Pegasos II 1 ghz
Powermac G4 Quicksilver with Sonnet Encore 1.8 ghz
Powermac G4 MDD single 1.25 ghz, silenced for ears health...
Powermac G5 dual 2.7 ghz I'll be back...
Powermac G5 dual 2.0 ghz
Powerbook G4 1.67 ghz 17