Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 6:27 PM (in response to phiz4life)
Could be that the SSD, itself, may not be compatible with Macs or even, specifically, PowerPC Macs.
Did you check the specs on the SSD for compatibilty with Macs?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 1:32 AM (in response to phiz4life)
What PCI controller did you buy?
Is it a Silicon Images chipset?
What SATA revision is the SSD (SATA 3.0 Gbps or SATA 6.0 Gbps)?
Does the PCI controller support the SATA revision that is the Patriot?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to japamac)
That is the PCI controller card. I'm not sure if it is SATA 3GBps or 6 GBps. The SSD is 3 GBps. I thought that any controller would work with the SSD. Do you think that this isn't the right one?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 11:38 AM (in response to MichelPM)
I assumed all SSDs or hard drives would work with it. I looked up the patriot torqx 2, and it said it does work with Mac OS X. I don't know if it works I with the PPC macs though.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 1:22 PM (in response to phiz4life)
Too many assumptions.
The main issue is likely the controller.
Syba uses a Silicon Images chipset which isn't natively supported in OS X.
It also doesn't support boot to connected drives.
With the exact drivers and the exact version of OS X (not all are supported) the controller may work with some hard drives.
Did you use the drivers from the Silicon Images site?
If you want a guaranteed to work SATA controller (native support) that also supports boot, you need one with a Firmtek controller.
So, that leaves you with the Firmtek Seritek PCI/PCI-X controllers or the Sonnet PCI SATA controller.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 3:53 PM (in response to japamac)
Thankyou very much for your help. I wanted to use the SSD as a boot drive, so I will return the Syba controller and get the Firmtek Seritek or Sonnet.