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FireWire for Terzo and Octane
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Toni Grass
2007-09-08 16:06:47 UTC
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Just for information:

I tried a 'EXSYS EX-6500E' IEEE 1394A PCI card in a Tezro and an Octane
(IRIX 6.5.28) and there was no problem reading CF cards from my Nikon
(1 and 2 GB) with a SanDisk Extreme FireWire reader.

<http://www.exsys.ch/>

I used following mount command:

mount -t dos -o partition=1,ro /dev/dsk/1394/30ff00e0012f9a/lun0vol/c4p0 /FW


Seems the TI Texas Instruments OHCI-Lynx chipset does the trick. Hinv
reports the card as:

'DMediaPro DM10 FW option: unit 0, revision 1.1.0'

Next I will buy some more of the cards for my second Octane, the Fuel
and I will also try to use it in my O2 (R12k).

btw: EUR 23,60 on eBay, probably somebody finds a cheaper source

Toni
Toni Grass
2008-01-11 22:59:33 UTC
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Post by Toni Grass
I tried a 'EXSYS EX-6500E' IEEE 1394A PCI card in a Tezro and an Octane
(IRIX 6.5.28) and there was no problem reading CF cards from my Nikon
(1 and 2 GB) with a SanDisk Extreme FireWire reader.
<http://www.exsys.ch/>
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Post by Toni Grass
Next I will buy some more of the cards for my second Octane, the Fuel
and I will also try to use it in my O2 (R12k).
It also works with Octane, O2, and Fuel and I successfully used a SD to CF
card adapter.
The only restriction is probably to use the FW800-to-FW400 cable that
comes with the SanDisk Extreme reader.

btw: without a CF card there is no /hw/rdsk/1394 directory, if the card
is pulled this directory remains and it is sometimes not possible to reset
the card reader resp. the firewire card so another CF card is not
recognized.
Simple trick: plug the reader to another port, CF card inserted. Seems
to be a IRIX bug (I do not think this is a feature)
Sometimes it seems to be better to unplug the reader, enter the CF card
and then connect the reader to firewire bus.

Toni
Walther Mathieu
2008-02-01 12:36:30 UTC
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Post by Toni Grass
I tried a 'EXSYS EX-6500E' IEEE 1394A PCI card in a Tezro and an Octane
(IRIX 6.5.28) and there was no problem reading CF cards from my Nikon
(1 and 2 GB) with a SanDisk Extreme FireWire reader.
works fine, but CF card size is 1GB max. (I think) ... DOS file system.
Toni Grass
2008-02-01 20:32:27 UTC
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Post by Walther Mathieu
Post by Toni Grass
I tried a 'EXSYS EX-6500E' IEEE 1394A PCI card in a Tezro and an Octane
(IRIX 6.5.28) and there was no problem reading CF cards from my Nikon
(1 and 2 GB) with a SanDisk Extreme FireWire reader.
works fine, but CF card size is 1GB max. (I think) ... DOS file system.
tested with 2GB max, really :-)

Toni

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