Media 100 Legacy Compatible Peripherals
Guide
What’s New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Media 100, Mac OS, and CPU Compatibility . . . . . . 4
Technical Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Slowing Synchronous Transfer Rates . . . . . . . . . 8
Ultra SCSI and Older 3-slot Systems . . . . . . . . 10
RAM Issues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Power Computing Clones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
MediaPress Suite Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Real-Time Encoding Configuration . . . . . . . . . . 12
Accelerated Transcoding Configuration. . . . . . . 13
Power Suite Configurations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Media 100 Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
9600 Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Beige G3 Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Blue and White G3 Configurations . . . . . . . . . . 22
G4 Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Power Mac G4 Models (Digital Audio). . . . . . . . 27
Power Mac G4 Models (Gigabit Ethernet). . . . . 31
Power Mac G4 Models (AGP, PCI) . . . . . . . . . . 33
RFE Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Storage Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Miscellaneous Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
SAN Solutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
JEMS FibreLynx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
ATTO AccelWare and Media 100 . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Backup and Tape Subsystems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Third-Party Peripheral Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
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Media 100 Legacy Compatible Peripherals Guide
Media 100 has tested and approved the configurations in this guide. For the most up-to-date
information on current approved configurations, please refer to the Media 100 Compatible
Peripherals Guide at http://www.media100.com/product/techinfo/techinfo.html.
▼ What’s New
Customers who are looking for support, upgrades and/or parts for their Media 100 legacy systems
can contact TimeLine Designs, Inc: http://www.timelinedesigns.com/
TimeLine Designs, Inc offers support for all Media 100 Mac-based models, older Macintosh
platforms including NuBus and PCI systems and older Media 100 software, dating back to Version
2.6.2.
▼ Introduction
Media 100 digital editing systems are open systems that are compatible with most third-party
peripherals. Since there are so many choices and possible configurations currently on the market,
Media 100 Inc. has a dedicated group to test and recommend third-party peripherals on a
continuing basis.
Media 100 products are extremely sophisticated and are constantly adding new capabilities.
High-quality digital video and real-time effects demand extremely fast throughput and
performance; therefore, we want to make sure that you configure complete systems that allow your
Media 100 system to run at its optimum performance.
Included in this guide are specific system configurations and compatible peripherals that have been
tested to date by Media 100 Inc. To ensure optimum performance of a Media 100 system, it is very
important that these specified configurations be followed. As we continue our testing, this list of
supported system configurations and compatible peripherals will be updated. Use this guide when
configuring Media 100 systems.
NOTE
It is not required that you use only the peripherals in this document. However, Technical Support may not be
able to fully assist you and your customers if they are not familiar with the equipment you are using.
When using this guide, keep the following in mind:
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For models with RealTimeFX Option, use Media 100 xr model configurations. For Media 100
le-DV model, use le configurations.
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We do no long-term reliability testing, but evaluate small quantities for a limited period of time.
We test using programs that were created by Media 100 specifically to stress the systems with
real-time transitions, real-time static titles, real-time audio EQ, and audio crossfades.
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Your results will vary if your real-time effects are longer with a shorter distance between them.
You will get better results if they are shorter and there is a greater distance between them. For
example, if you have back to back titles, the buffer may not have time to flush, and the second
title may need to be rendered.
Introduction
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All of the peripherals in the same category are not equal. It is the responsibility of the reseller
and consumer to research the peripherals for additional features, quality, price, support, and
warranty information.
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With the introduction of real-time effects, static titles, audio cross fades, and real-time audio
EQ, Media 100 is increasing its demand on CPUs and disk drive performance.
In previous versions of Media 100, certain configurations of peripherals would either be
capable of 300 KB NTSC/360 KB PAL with eight audio tracks or not. Now with the variety of
real-time effects, performance can vary depending on the length and type of transition used.
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Just because a product does not appear in a certain category does not mean that it will not
perform with a specific Media 100 model at a different rate.
Example: 2 x 9 GB Ultra drives with an Ultra MC card was capable of 300 KB NTSC/360 KB
PAL with eight tracks of audio prior to the introduction of real-time effects, titles, and cross
fades. Today, this same array is capable of 200 KB NTSC/240 KB PAL with six tracks of audio
and cross fades and real-time titles and dissolves. If you utilize all real-time features with this
configuration, you will achieve 200 KB (240 KB PAL) with six tracks of audio. However, if
you limit the use of or shorten the titles and effects, the same array might perform at 250 KB to
300 KB with six to eight tracks of audio. If you eliminate the use of real-time, this array will
perform at 300 KB (360 KB PAL) with eight tracks of audio.
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The first Media 100 Remote Field Editor (RFE) PowerBook is only capable of expanding to
192 MB of RAM.
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▼ Media 100, Mac OS, and CPU Compatibility
The following table provides a compatibility overview of Media 100 software versions, Media 100
Test versions, Mac OS versions, QuickTime versions, and Macintosh CPUs.
Media 100, Mac OS, and CPU Compatibility Chart
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Media 100
Version
Media 100
Test Version
Mac OS
Version
QuickTime
Version
CPU
i 7.5.1
03.18.2002
9.2.2, 9.2.1, 9.2,
9.1, 9.0.4
6.0, 5.0.2
G4 (Digital Audio) 733, 667, 533, 466, 533 dual; G4 (Gigabit
Ethernet) 500 dual, 450 dual, 400; G4 (AGP) 500, 450, 400;
G4 (PCI) 400, 350
i 7.5
2.20.2001
9.2.2, 9.2.1, 9.2,
9.11, 9.0.4
5.0.2, 4.1.2,
G4 (QuickSilver) 867, 800 dual; G4 (Digital Audio) 733, 667,
533, 466, 533 dual; G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) 500 dual, 450
dual, 400; G4 (AGP) 500, 450, 400; G4 (PCI) 400, 350
i 7.0.2
2.20.2001
9.1, 9.0.4
4.1.2
G4 (Digital Audio) 733, 667, 533, 466, G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
500 dual, 450 dual, 400; G4 (AGP) 500, 450, 400; G4 (PCI)
400, 350; G3 (Blue & White) 450, 400, 350; G3 300, 266,
233
i 7.0.1
9.20.2000
9.0.4
4.1.2
Same as Version 6.0.3
i 7.0
09.20.2000
9.0.4
4.1.2
Same as Version 6.0.3
6.0.3
07.26.2000
9.0.4
4.1.2
G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) 500 dual, 450 dual, 400; G4 (AGP)
500, 450, 400; G4 (PCI) 400, 350; G3 (Blue & White) 450,
400, 350; G3 300, 266, 233; 9600
6.0.2
01.31.2000
9.0.4, 9.0.2, 9.0
4.1
Same as Version 6.0.1
6.0.1
01.31.2000
9.0.2, 9.0
4.1
G4/500, 450, 400 (AGP), G4/400, 350 (PCI); B&W
G3/450, 400, 350; Beige G3/300, 266, 233; 9600
6.0
01.31.2000
(Replaces
01.04.2000,
11.04.99)
9.0.2, 9.0, 8.6
(8.1 or higher is
approved, but
8.6 or higher is
recommended)
4.1 (only with
Mac OS 9.0 or
9.0.1), 4.0.3,
4.0.2, 4.0.1
G4/450, 400 (AGP), G4/400, 350 (PCI); B&W G3/450,
400, 350 (B&W Macs must have Mac OS 8.6); Beige
G3/300, 266, 233; 9600
6.0 RFE
11.04.99
9.0, 8.6, 8.5.1
4.1 (only with
Mac OS 9.0),
4.0 (only with
8.6), 3.0.2
PowerBook G3 Series 300
5.5.3
07.16.99
9.0 (on G4s with
QT4.1 only), 8.6
4.1 (only with
Mac OS 9.0),
4.03, 4.02, 4.01
G4/450, 400 (AGP); G4/350 (PCI)
5.5.2
07.16.99
8.6, 8.5.1
4.0 (only with
Mac OS 8.6),
3.0.2
B&W G3/450, 400, 350 (B&W Macs must have Mac
OS 8.6); Beige G3/300, 266, 233; 9600
5.5.1
04.26.99
8.6, 8.5.1, 8.5,
8.1
4.0 (only with
Mac OS 8.6),
3.0.2
B&W G3/450/400, 350 (B&W Macs must have Mac
OS 8.6; Beige G3/300, 266, 233; 9600
Media 100, Mac OS, and CPU Compatibility
Media 100, Mac OS, and CPU Compatibility Chart (Continued)
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Media 100
Version
Media 100
Test Version
Mac OS
Version
QuickTime
Version
CPU
5.5.1 RFE
04.26.99
8.6, 8.5.1
4.0 (only with
Mac OS 8.6),
3.0.2
PowerBook G3 Series 300
5.5
02.11.99
8.6 (Beige G3
and 9600 only),
8.5.1, 8.5, 8.1
3.0.2
Beige G3/300, 266, 233; 9600, 9500, 8600, 8500,
7600
5.0 and
5.0.1
11.10.98
8.5.1, 8.5, 8.1
3.0.2
Beige G3/300, 266, 233; 9600, 9500, 8600, 8500,
7600
4.5 and
4.5p1
4.5a
8.1, 8.0
3.0.2, 2.5
Beige G3/300, 266, 233; 9600, 9500, 8600, 8500,
7600 (DayStar Genesis MP 400+, 720+, 800+, Power
Computing Power Tower Pro 225 & 250 with Vincent
hardware only)
4.0 and
4.0p1,
4.0p2,
4.0p3
4.0e
8.1, 8.0, 7.6.1
2.5
Beige G3/300, 266, 233; 9600, 9500, 8600, 8500,
7600 (DayStar Genesis MP 400+, 720+, 800+, Power
Computing Power Tower Pro 225 & 250 with Vincent
hardware only)
3.1 and
3.1p1
3.1
7.6.1, 7.5.5
2.5
9600, 9500, 8600, 8500, 7600 (DayStar Genesis MP
400+, 720+, 800+, Power Computing Power Tower
Pro 225 & 250 with Vincent hardware only)
3.0
3.0
7.6.1, 7.5.5
2.5
9600, 9500, 8600, 8500, 7600 (DayStar Genesis MP
400+, 720+, 800+, Power Computing Power Tower
Pro 225 & 250 with Vincent hardware only)
2.6.2
2.6.2k
7.5.3 Rev. 2
2.5, 2.0
(PCI) 9600, 9500, 8500, 7600, (NuBus) Quadra 840
AV, 8100/80, 100, 110
The Media 100 Lossless Option requires a G4 QuickSilver 2002, QuickSilver or Digital Audio system and Mac OS 9.1or higher.
NOTE
Media 100 discovered an intermittent diagnostic failure when running the 02.20.2001 Media 100 i diagnostic
test with the Power Mac G4 QuickSilver 867 system. Run the test a second time to correct the failure. The
failure is not related to the Media 100 hardware and does not affect the Media 100 i application. A diagnostic
failure also occurs when running the 02.20.2001 Media 100 i diagnostic test on systems with more than 1 GB
of RAM installed. You must have less than 1 GB of RAM for the diagnostics to work properly.
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Media 100 qx, Mac OS, and CPU Compatibility Chart
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Media 100
qx Version
Media 100
Test Version
Adobe®
Premiere
Version
Mac® OS
Version
QuickTime
Version
CPU
Notes
5.2
04.26.99
5.1a,5.1
8.6 [with G3 (Blue
and White) only],
8.5.1, 8.5, 8.1
3.0.2
G3/350 (Blue and
White) [must use Mac
OS 8.6]; G3/300, 266,
233; 9600; 9500; 8600;
8500; 7600
Drivers
compatible with
Media 100
Version 5.5.1
and 5.5.
Encryption
code required.
Minimum
required for G3
(Blue and
White).
5.1
11.10.98
5.1
8.5.1, 8.5, 8.1
3.0.2
G3/300, 266, 233;
9600; 9500; 8600;
8500; 7600
Drivers
compatible with
Media 100
Version 5.0.
Encryption
code required.
Minimum
required for
P6000
hardware.
5.0p
07.22.98
5.1
8.5.1, 8.5, 8.1
3.0.2
G3/300, 266, 233;
9600; 9500; 8600;
8500; 7600
Drivers
compatible with
Media 100
Version 5.0.
Media 100, Mac OS, and CPU Compatibility
Media 100 qx, Mac OS, and CPU Compatibility Chart
Media 100
qx Version
Media 100
Test Version
Adobe®
Premiere
Version
Mac® OS
Version
QuickTime
Version
CPU
Notes
5.0
07.22.98
5.0
8.1, 8.0
3.0.2
G3/300, 266, 233;
9600; 9500; 8600;
8500; 7600; DayStar
Genesis MP 800+,
720+, 400+ [with
Vincent™ hardware
only]; Power Computing
PowerTower Pro 250,
225 [with Vincent™
hardware only]
Drivers
compatible with
Media 100
Version 5.0.
4.5
4.5a
4.2.1
8.1, 8.0, 7.6.1
3.0.2,2.5
9600; 9500; 8600;
8500; 7600; DayStar
Genesis MP 800+,
720+, 400+ [with
Vincent™ hardware
only]; Power Computing
PowerTower Pro 250,
225 [with Vincent™
hardware only]
Drivers
compatible with
Media 100
Version 4.5
NOTE
The Media 100 qx product line has been discontinued. Media 100 qx Version 5.2 was the last release of this
product for Macintosh. Media 100 Inc. tested Media 100 qx on the Power Mac G4 platform, but found
performance issues that would require engineering evaluation by Media 100 and Adobe (and potentially by
Apple). No additional compatibility testing is planned for Media 100 qx. This table represents the only
configurations that have been approved at one time by Media 100 Inc.
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▼ Technical Notes
This section addresses issues found with CPUs and Disk Drive Controllers, including
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“Slowing Synchronous Transfer Rates” on page 8
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“Ultra SCSI and Older 3-slot Systems” on page 10
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“RAM Issues” on page 10
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“Power Computing Clones” on page 11
Slowing Synchronous Transfer Rates
With Media 100 xs in a dual-monitor configuration, Media 100 has found that the high speed of
Low Voltage Differential (LVD) SCSI controllers at full speed (80 MB/second) can monopolize
the limited PCI bandwidth in a blue and white G3 or G4 computer, and in so doing may cause
performance problems at high data rates. To prevent these issues, slow down the transfer rate of
this system in a blue and white G3 or G4 computer. By slowing down the transfer rate to 20 MB/
second, you can still achieve data rates up to 300 KB/frame NTSC and 360 KB/frame PAL.
Customers with Media 100 le through xr systems may need to perform this procedure if they
encounter persistent bad video frames in a blue and white G3 or G4 computer.
The following two sections outline the steps required to slow down the synchronous transfer rates
of the Adaptec 2940U2B or 2940U2W and ATTO ExpressPCI UL2S SCSI controllers.
Adaptec 2940U2B and 2940U2W SCSI Controllers
Version 5.1 of Adaptec PowerDomain Control utility is required to slow down the synchronous
transfer rate of the Adaptec 2940U2B or 2940U2W SCSI controller. This software is available for
download from Adaptec at ftp://ftp.adaptec.com/pub/BBS/PowerMac.
To slow down the transfer rate of the Adaptec 2940U2B or 2940U2W
1 Launch the Power Domain Control utility.
2 In the Select a SCSI Bus window, select the Power Domain card.
3 At the bottom of the PowerDomain Control window, select the Advanced tab.
4 In the Advanced section, drag the SCSI Mode slider to Fast-SCSI and release.
5 Click Set at the top right of the PowerDomain Control window.
6 Quit the PowerDomain Control utility.
7 Restart the computer to effect the changes.
NOTE
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Media 100 recommends that you leave the other settings for the PowerDomain SCSI controller at their
defaults: “Termination” at “Automatic” and “PCI Bus Mode” at “Immediate.”
Technical Notes
ATTO ExpressPCI UL2S SCSI Controller
ATTO ExpressPro-Tools utility is required to slow down the synchronous transfer rate of the
ATTO ExpressPCI UL2S SCSI controller. At the time of release of this document, version 2.2 of
this software is available for download from ATTO at http://www.attotech.com/software/
To download ATTO ExpressPro-Tools utility
1 Starting from the software download page, select “Applications” from the pull down menu.
2 From the Applications page, select ATTO ExpressPro-Tools from the pull down menu.
3 From the second Applications page, select SCSI and Fibre Channel MAC Version 2.2 and click
Next.
4 Enter your name and email address.
NOTE
If you are not using ATTO RAID software, disable or remove the ExpressPro-Tools Ext 2.2 extension installed
in the Extensions folder within the System folder by the ATTO ExpressPro-Tools Installer. You may otherwise
experience messages at start-up that one or more of your disks cannot be recognized when using RAID
software other than ATTO’s.
To slow down the transfer rate of the ATTO Express PCI UL2S card
1 Launch the ExpressPro-Tools utility.
2 In the Buses and Drives window, if necessary, click the arrow next to the ATTO Technology
Bus so that the arrow points down to display the disk drives on that SCSI Bus.
3 Select one of the several drives listed under the ATTO Technology Bus to highlight the drive.
Do not select the ATTO Technology SCSI controller itself.
4 Choose File>Get Info to open the Device Information window for that drive.
5 Within the SCSI ID Configuration section at the bottom of the Device Information window,
select “20 (10)” from the Synch Rate menu.
6 Click Apply To All at the bottom of the Device Information window.
7 Quit the ExpressPro-Tools utility.
If changes were made, an alert window will appear: “Changes have been made to the Host Bus
Adapter card’s configuration parameters, which will take a few moments to save. Do you want
to save them?”
8 Click Yes.
Once the changes have been written to the flash ROM, an alert appears: “Writing Flash ROM is
complete! You must restart your system for changes to take effect.”
9 Click OK.
10 Restart the computer to effect the changes.
NOTE
Media 100 recommends that you leave the other settings for the ExpressPCI UL2S SCSI controller at the
defaults.
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Ultra SCSI and Older 3-slot Systems
Ultra SCSI will not work on older 3-slot PCI machines (7500, 7600, 7300, 8500, and 8600) with
Media 100; bad video frame errors may occur. This does not apply to the Apple Power Macintosh
G3 machines.
To prevent bad video frame errors, slow down the synchronous transfer rate of Ultra SCSI by using
one of the procedures in “Slowing Synchronous Transfer Rates” on page 8. By slowing down the
transfer rate to 20 MB/second, you can still achieve data rates up to 300 KB/frame.
SSA and Fibre Channel controller cards will also have problems in an older 3-slot PCI machine
with P6000/Vincent. This is not the case with the Apple Power Macintosh G3 machines.
RAM Issues
There are issues concerning RAM in the Power Macintosh systems. It is important that the
DIMMs you use are identical. Verify that the RAM is the same speed, and that the refresh rate on
the RAM is the same for all DIMMs. Multi-Processor CPUs are especially susceptible to inferior
or mismatched RAM. If there are differences, you may experience intermittent problems such as
system crashes and lock-ups. The RAM will also not interleave, which is critical for video
playback.
This does not apply to the Apple Power Macintosh G3 machines since these machines use a
different type of RAM that does not require interleaving. The G3 requires PC-100 compliant
168–pin 3.3 volt unbuffered 8 byte (non-parity) SDRAM DIMMS.
RAM Recommendations
10
Macintosh Model
Type of RAM
Speed
Power Macintosh 7200, 7300, 7500,
7600, 8500, 8600, 9500, 9600
64 Bit wide 5 volt 168 pin fast paged mode
70 ns
Beige G3
64 Bit JEDEC standard 3.3 volt unbuffered
SDRAM
10 ns
Blue and White G3
64 Bit PC-100 synchronous 3.3 volt
unbuffered
8 ns
G3 Powerbook
SDRAM special 1.5 wide card
10 ns
G4
64 Bit wide, 168 pin, running at 100 MHz,
PC-100, SDRAM, 3.3 volt, unbuffered
8 ns
Technical Notes
Power Computing Clones
As of November 1998, Power Computing clones are no are longer recommended. Media 100 has
removed the Power Computing PowerTower Pro 225 MHz and 250 MHz from our peripherals
guide. There are several reasons for this change:
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Power Computing clones are no longer under license with Apple Computer and will not be
tested with Mac OS 8.5 or higher. Since Apple does not manufacture or support this clone
technology, they cannot ensure quality with future operating systems. The last tested and
supported version of the operating system by Apple on Power Computing clones is OS 8.1.
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Since Apple is the first step in OS compatibility testing, Media 100 has no formal plans to test
the PowerTower systems with OS 8.5 or higher. We cannot guarantee its compatibility with
these systems if customers choose to upgrade.
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The Media 100 hardware that ships with Version 5.0 or higher (P6000) does not fit correctly in
the PCI chassis/card cage. Media 100 has designed this next generation card in complete
compliance with PCI specifications. The PowerTower chassis has a smaller card opening that
prevents the new hardware from being installed. Attempting to install new hardware in a Power
Computing system may result in damage to the board and will void the hardware warranty.
Customers with Power Computing systems may continue to use Version 4.5 software with OS 8.1
and Vincent hardware. If they wish to purchase a new Media 100 or upgrade their existing
Media 100 with the DV Option or SDI Option, they will receive new Media 100 hardware and
should investigate the purchase of a new Apple Macintosh computer.
Customers with Power Computing systems who wish to upgrade to Version 5.0 and higher and
stay with their existing Vincent hardware may do so. We recommend that these customers follow
the guidelines set forth at http://www.media100.com/customer/advocate/advocate37.html#5.
Future versions of Media 100 software will be tested on future versions of the Mac OS.
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▼ MediaPress Suite Configurations
MediaPress Suite is an MPEG encoding and decoding solution. You can encode in real-time
directly from a tape deck or directly from a Media 100 program using two CPUs. Accelerated
transcoding QuickTime files to MPEG files requires one CPU and an expansion chassis.
Media 100 has tested and approved MediaPress Suite with Media 100 Version 6.0 and higher. See
one of the next sections, depending on your configuration.
Real-Time Encoding Configuration
For real-time MPEG encoding, you can process files directly out of Media 100, using two CPUs.
System 1 - Media 100 le-xr (play)
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Use any approved CPU in this guide.
System 2 - Wired MediaPress and Wired Stream (encode/decode)
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Use a beige or blue and white G3 or a G4.
Slot Assignment: Real-Time MediaPress Suite - System 1
Slot
Assignment
Graphics
ATI Graphics
1
P6000
2
E6000 or E6001 with SDI; Empty
3
SCSI
Slot Assignment: Real-Time MediaPress Suite - System 2
NOTE
12
Slot
Assignment
Graphics
ATI Graphics
1
Wired MediaPress YUV
2
WiredStream
3
Empty
There is no machine control available between two systems, and therefore this method is not frame-accurate.
MediaPress Suite Configurations
Accelerated Transcoding Configuration
For accelerated transcoding of QuickTime files to MPEG files, configure your system with a CPU
and expansion chassis.
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The following CPUs were tested and approved in this configuration:
Blue and white G3/400
G4/400 AGP, G4/450 AGP, or G4/500 AGP
The following expansion chassis were tested and approved in this configuration:
SBS-Bit 3 4 slot (ME-34)
Magma 7 slot (PCI-7-TX-400V or PCI-7-TX-300V)
Slot Assignment: Accelerated MediaPress Suite
Slot
Assignment
CPU Graphics
ATI Rage
CPU 1
MediaPress YUV
CPU 2
WiredStream
CPU 3
Expansion chassis host
Chassis 1
P6000
Chassis 2
E6000
Chassis 3
SCSI
Chassis 4
Empty
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▼ Power Suite Configurations
Media 100 has tested and approved Power Suite 4.0.3 with Ultra Ice configurations for G4 400/450
AGP for Media 100 le-xs (see page 28).
NOTE
We cannot recommend using Power Suite 4.0.3 with Ultra Ice in conjunction with expansion chassis.
Media 100 has tested and approved Power Suite 1.0 with Ultra Ice configurations for the
following:
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Beige G3 for Media 100 le-xs (see page 20)
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Blue and white G3 with internal ATA drive for Media 100 le-xs (see page 24)
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Blue and white G3 (ATA) with Magma PCI-7-TX-400V expansion chassis for Media 100 xr
(see page 27)
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G4/PCI for Media 100 le-xs (see page 37)
Media 100 Configurations
▼ Media 100 Configurations
This section explains the CPU and expansion chassis configurations for your Media 100 system:
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“G4 Configurations” on page 28
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“Beige G3 Configurations” on page 19
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“Blue and White G3 Configurations” on page 23
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“G4 Configurations” on page 28
Customers who are looking for support, upgrades and/or parts for their Media 100 legacy systems
can contact TimeLine Designs, Inc: http://www.timelinedesigns.com/
TimeLine Designs, Inc offers support for all Media 100 Mac-based models, older Macintosh
platforms including NuBus and PCI systems and older Media 100 software, dating back to Version
2.6.2
9600 Configurations
There are many combinations of PCI cards that can be installed and work together. The upper PCI
slots (A1, B1, and C1) are controlled by one PCI arbitrator chip. This chip also handles the Power
Macintosh I/O functions. A separate PCI arbitrator chip handles the traffic for the lower PCI slots
(D2, E2, and F2). Because this chip does not handle I/O traffic, it has better bandwidth. Our
recommendations are guidelines for you to follow. However, if you run into compatibility
problems with your particular configuration, you may need to try different slot assignments.
9600 CPUs
■
9600/200
■
9600/233
■
9600/300
■
9600/350
9600 Graphics Cards
■
IXMicro 3D Ultimate Rez
■
ATI XClaim 3D Pro
9600 SCSI Cards
■
Adaptec 2940U2W
■
Adaptec 2940UW
■
Adaptec 3940UW
■
ATTO PCI-UL2S
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■
ATTO PCI-UL2D
■
ATTO PCI-DCd
■
ATTO PCI-PSC
Media 100 Configurations
9600 Media 100 Hardware
■
Vincent™, Vincent 601, P6000
■
HDRfx, E6000, E6001
■
DV600 (attached to P6000)
■
SD600 (attached to E6000/E6001)
9600 Slot Assignment Configurations
We used the following guidelines in constructing Media 100 xr configurations:
■
The P6000 card and the E6000 card must be next to each other since they are connected by an
over-the-top connector cable.
■
The P6000 and E6000 should be placed in slots D2 and E2, because it is in the lower, “cleaner”
PCI bus with less traffic and is further from the heat of the CPU card.
■
The SCSI controller must be in the same PCI bus as the E6000/HDRfx card. Because the
E6000 contains RAM, the system uses that memory instead of going through the PCI bus to the
Mac memory. The system does direct memory transfers within the PCI bus, thus improving
performance. This recommendation is subject to change when other third party PCI cards are
used together in one computer, for example, the Effetto Pronto PCI card.
■
We recommend only one dual-channel SCSI. We do not recommend two dual-channel SCSI
cards in one computer.
We used the following guidelines in constructing Media 100 le-xs configurations:
■
P6000/Vincent in slot E2, because it is in the lower, “cleaner” PCI bus with less traffic and is
further from the heat of the CPU card.
■
The graphics card in the same bus as the P6000 since it does direct access to the graphics card
for the Edit Suite subsampler
■
The SCSI card (or SSA and FC-AL) in a different bus than the P6000 (and E6001 with SD600,
if applicable), since both cards are demanding on PCI bus throughput and can cause bus
contention
■
Gaudi in the same PCI bus as the P6000 (slot D2). However, if you have a 9600/132 or
9600/150, you may have an earlier version of the PCI arbitrator chip and could run into
occasional “Bad Video frame” messages. If you do, place Gaudi in the other PCI bus (slot C1).
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■
Only one dual-channel SCSI card or two single-channel SCSI cards be used within the CPU at
one time. We do not recommend two dual-channel SCSI cards in one computer.
9600 Power Macintosh
Power Supply
A1
B1
C1
D2
E2
F2
Slot Assignments: 9600
Slot
xr Configuration
le-xs Configuration
A1
Blue/Green Ice, Effetto Pronto, Gaudi1, or Empty
2nd Graphics2
B1
Graphics
SCSI
C1
2nd Graphics2
Effetto Pronto, 2nd SCSI, Gaudi1, or
Empty
D2
P6000/Vincent 601/Vincent™
E6001 with SD600 or Empty
E2
E6000/HDRfx (SD600 is attached with SDI Option)
P6000/Vincent 601/Vincent™
F2
SCSI/Host Bus Adapter
Graphics
1Gaudi
2For
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was not tested with Media 100 Version 6.0. Use Gaudi only with Version 5.5 or lower.
a single-monitor configuration, leave 2nd Graphics slot empty.
Media 100 Configurations
Beige G3 Configurations
Both the G3 Minitower and the G3 Desktop models have been tested and are recommended. The
Beige G3 has 3 DIMM slots that support up to 768 MB with three 256 MB SDRAM (128-bit
wide) DIMMS, and 3 PCI slots plus a built-in video personality card. The Beige G3 has a much
faster PCI bus architecture than the previous 3-slot models. Therefore, it is capable of 300 KB and
can use Ultra SCSI and LVD controllers. We recommend the G3 systems configured with internal
ATA drive.
Beige G3 CPUs
■
G3/233
■
G3/266
■
G3/300 (see note below)
■
G3/333 (see note below)
NOTE
The G3 with the Ultra SCSI drive ships with an ATTO SC Ultra SCSI controller. This controller takes a PCI
slot and does not support external devices. To use this model, you have to replace the single-channel
card with an ATTO UL2D dual-channel card, connect the internal system disk to one channel, and have
the second channel available for external drives.
Beige G3 Graphics Cards
■
ATI Xclaim
■
ATI Xclaim 3D (do not use in expansion chassis configurations)
■
ATI Nexus GA
Beige G3 SCSI Cards
■
■
■
Adaptec – use Remus 1.4 or Charismac 2.01g striping software
2940U2W
2940UW
3940UW
ATTO Express – use ATTO Express Raid 1.2 or Charismac 2.01g striping software
PCI DC
PCI DCd (do not use in expansion chassis)
PCI MCU (do not use in expansion chassis)
PCI PSC
PCI UL2D
PCI UL2S (do not use in expansion chassis)
Hammer Storage JackHammer PCI Ultra SCSI DIFF DC – use ATTO Express Raid 1.2 or
Charismac 2.01g striping software
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Beige G3 Fibre Channel Cards
Emulex Fibre Channel
■
Beige G3 Media 100 Hardware
■
Vincent™, Vincent 601, P6000
■
HDRfx, E6000, E6001
■
DV600 (attached to P6000)
■
SD600 (attached to E6000/E6001)
Beige G3 Slot Assignment Configurations
Beige G3 Power Macintosh
G
1
2
3
Built-in Video Personality
Slot Assignments: Beige G3
Slot
xr Configuration
le-xs Configuration
Graphics
Built in Video Personality Graphics
Built in Video Personality Graphics
1
P6000/Vincent 601/Vincent™
P6000/Vincent 601/Vincent™
2
E6000/HDRfx (SD600 attached
with SDI Option)
2nd Graphics, E6001 with SD600 (SDI Option), Effetto
Pronto, Blue/Green Ice1, Power Suite 1.0 (Ultra Ice1), or
Empty
3
SCSI
SCSI
1The
G3 Ice configurations were only tested with the P6000 board. Our test results have remained consistent when
comparing Vincent and P6000 hardware performance. Blue/Green Ice users must have board rev. C, ICEfx2.1m1 update
and a replacement ROM. To order, call 800-ICE-THIS.
The following sections contain slot configurations for Media 100 with the following certified
expansion chassis models:
NOTE
20
■
The Bit 3/SBS Expansion Chassis (ME21 Minitower and the ME22 Rackmount) 7 slot. See
“Beige G3 with Bit 3 (ME-21/22) Expansion Chassis” on page 21.
■
The Magma Expansion Chassis (PCI-7-TX-400V) 7 slot. See “Beige G3 with Magma (PCI-7TX-400V) Expansion Chassis” on page 22.
Expansion chassis configurations have not been approved for use with the PowerMac G3/333 MHz model.
Performance may be different with this model. Older models of the PowerMac G3 may require Apple’s newest
Boot ROM version. ROMs will be readily available from the Expansion Chassis manufacturers.
Media 100 Configurations
Beige G3 with Bit 3 (ME-21/22) Expansion Chassis
Bit 3 (ME-21/22) Expansion Chassis
Front of Chassis
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Bit 3 PCI Client Card
Choose configuration...
If you have...
1
xr, 1 SCSI
2
le-xs
3
xr, 2 SCSI
4
xr, 1 graphics card, Gaudi or Effetto Pronto
Slot Assignments: Beige G3 with Bit 3
Slot
Configuration 1
Configuration 2
Configuration 3
Configuration 4
Chassis 1
P6000/Vincent 601/
Vincent™
SCSI
SCSI
P6000/Vincent 601/
Vincent™
Chassis 2
E6000/HDRfx1
2nd SCSI
2nd SCSI
E6000/HDRfx1
Chassis 3
SCSI card
Empty
Empty
Effetto Pronto or Gaudi2
Chassis 4
Bit 3 PCI Client
Bit 3 PCI Client
Bit 3 PCI Client
Bit 3 PCI Client
Chassis 5
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
SCSI
Chassis 6
2nd Graphics
2nd Graphics
2nd Graphics card
Graphics
Chassis 7
Empty
Empty
Empty
Empty
Chassis 8
Empty
Empty
Empty
Empty
G3 Graphics
Built in Video Personality
Built in Video Personality
Built in Video Personality
Built in Video Personality
G3 1
Bit 3 PCI Host
P6000/Vincent 601/
Vincent™
P6000/Vincent 601/
Vincent™
Bit 3 PCI Host
G3 2
Empty
E6001 with SD6003
E6000/HDRfx1
Empty
G3 3
Empty
Bit 3 PCI Host
Bit 3 PCI Host
Empty
1If
you have the SDI Option, the SD600 daughter card is attached to the E6000 card.
was not tested with Media 100 Version 6.0. Use Gaudi only with Version 5.5 or lower.
3For configuration 2, if you do not have the SDI Option, leave slot G3 2 empty.
2Gaudi
NOTE
In an expansion chassis, without the E6000/HDRfx, the P6000/Vincent 601/Vincent™ must be in CPU slots.
Place cards demanding PCI bandwidth close to the PCI Client card. Avoid slots farthest from the client card.
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Beige G3 with Magma (PCI-7-TX-400V) Expansion Chassis
Magma (PCI-7-TX-400V) Expansion Chassis
Magma PCI Client Card
Front of Chassis
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Choose configuration...
If you have...
1
xr, 1 SCSI, up to 2 graphics cards
2
le-xs
3
xr, 2 SCSI, 2 graphics cards
4
xr, 1 graphics card, Gaudi or Effetto Pronto
Slot Assignments: Beige G3 with Magma
Slot
Configuration 1
Configuration 2
Configuration 3
Configuration 4
Chassis 1
Magma Client
Magma Client
Magma Client
Magma Client
Chassis 2
P6000/Vincent 601/
Vincent™
SCSI
SCSI
P6000/Vincent 601/
Vincent™
Chassis 3
E6000/HDRfx1
2nd SCSI
2nd SCSI
E6000/HDRfx1
Chassis 4
SCSI
Empty
Empty
Effetto Pronto or Gaudi2
Chassis 5
Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
SCSI
Chassis 6
2nd Graphics
2nd Graphics
Graphics
Graphics
Chassis 7
Empty
Empty
Empty
Empty
Chassis 8
Empty
Empty
Empty
Empty
G3 Graphics
Built in Video Personality
Built in Video Personality
Built in Video Personality
Built in Video Personality
G3 1
Magma PCI Host
P6000/Vincent 601/
Vincent™
P6000/Vincent 601/
Vincent™
Magma PCI Host
G3 2
Empty
E6001/SD600 or empty
E6000/HDRfx1
Empty
G3 3
Empty
Magma PCI Host
Magma PCI Host
Empty
1If
you have the SDI Option, the SD600 daughter card is attached to the E6000 card.
was not tested with Media 100 Version 6.0. Use Gaudi only with Version 5.5 or lower.
2Gaudi
NOTE
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In an expansion chassis, without the E6000/HDRfx, the P6000/Vincent 601/Vincent™ must be in CPU slots.
Media 100 Configurations
Blue and White G3 Configurations
Media 100 Inc. has approved the blue and white G3/350, G3/400, and G3/450 in conjunction with
all models of Media 100.
NOTE
■
The G3/350 comes standard with an internal ATA drive and no SCSI controller. We have
approved the ATTO Express PCI UL2S, ATTO Express PCI UL2D, or the Adaptec 2940U2W
in that system.
■
The G3/400 comes standard with an internal 6- or 12-GB ATA drive and no SCSI. We have
approved the ATTO Express PCI UL2S, ATTO Express PCI UL2D, or the Adaptec 2940U2W
in that system.
■
The G3/450 comes standard with an internal SCSI drive that is connected to an Adaptec
2940U2B PCI host bus adapter. Additional disk drives may be connected to that adapter.
■
If you order a custom-built system, you should follow the configuration guidelines based on
whether there is an ATA or SCSI internal disk drive.
■
To ensure correct performance, turn off all “ATI extensions.”
■
If Bad Video Frame errors occur during Master to Tape, close the Edit Suite window in the
Media 100 application.
Support for the blue and white G3 requires Media 100 software Version 5.5.1 or higher and a system software
update from Apple. Specific information on how to obtain these updates are available at
http://www.media100.com/product/m100/bluewhite/bluewhitecompat.html.
Blue and White G3 CPUs
■
G3/350
■
G3/400
■
G3/450
Blue and White G3 Graphics Cards
■
ATI Nexus GA
■
ATI Rage 128 (installed within all models directly from Apple)
■
ATI Xclaim 3D Pro (do not use in an expansion chassis)
■
IXMicro 3D Ultimate Rez
■
IXMicro Pro Rez
Blue and White G3 SCSI Cards
■
Adaptec 2940U2B (factory installed in Ultra SCSI models). Do not use with CharisMac 2.0.1g
■
Adaptec 2940U2W
■
ATTO Express PCI UL2S
■
ATTO Express PCIUL2D
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Blue and White G3 Media 100 Hardware
■
Vincent 601, P6000
■
HDRfx, E6000, E6001
■
DV600 (attached to P6000)
■
SD600 (attached to E6000/E6001)
Blue and White G3 Dual Monitor
■
Media 100 xr – due to the number of PCI slots, dual-monitor configurations are not possible
without an expansion chassis. See “Blue and White G3 and Media 100 xr Expansion Chassis
Configurations” on page 25 for configurations.
■
Media 100 xs – to handle the additional bandwidth necessary for dual monitors, bus down the
transfer rate of the SCSI controller to 20MB/second (see “Slowing Synchronous Transfer
Rates” on page 8), and only use the Griffin gPort for machine control. It is also recommended
that you keep the Edit Suite and Program windows in the primary monitor.
■
Media 100 le-xe – at lower data rates (200 KB and less) the G3 PCI bus can handle the
additional bandwidth required for a second graphics card without slowing down the
synchronous transfer rate of the SCSI controller.
Blue and White G3 Serial Adapters (for machine control)
■
Keyspan USA-28 v. 1.5.1 (not recommended with xs dual-monitor configurations)
■
Keyspan USA-28x v. 1.1.1 (not recommended with xs dual-monitor configurations)
■
Griffin gPort v. 1.0.1 (This adapter uses the internal modem port in the blue and white systems.
Therefore, you cannot use an internal modem with it.)
Blue and White G3 Slot Assignment Configurations
Blue and White G3 Power Macintosh
1
2
3
4
Graphics Card
Slot Assignments: Blue and White G3
24
Slot
xr Configuration
le-xs Configuration
1
ATI Graphics (factory installed)
ATI Graphics (factory installed)
2
P6000/Vincent 601
P6000/Vincent 601
Media 100 Configurations
Slot Assignments: Blue and White G3 (Continued)
Slot
xr Configuration
le-xs Configuration
3
E6000/HDRfx (SD600 is attached
with SDI Option)
2nd Graphics, Blue Ice, Power Suite 1.0 (Ultra Ice1),
E6001 with SD600 (SDI Option), or Empty
4
SCSI
SCSI
1Ultra Ice/Power Suite configurations are only approved for G3 ATA models. Power Suite configurations were tested
with P6000 hardware. Our test results have remained consistent when comparing Vincent 601 and P6000
hardware performance.
Blue and White G3 and Media 100 xr Expansion Chassis Configurations
This section describes Media 100 xr configurations in the following expansion chassis:
■
SBS Bit 3 Expansion Chassis (ME-21 Minitower and the ME-22 Rackmount), 7 slot. See
“Bit 3 (ME-21 and ME-22) Expansion Chassis Configuration” on page 25.
■
SBS Bit 3 Expansion Chassis (Model ME-34), 4 slot, desktop. See “Bit 3 (ME-34) Expansion
Chassis Configuration” on page 26.
■
Magma Expansion Chassis (PCI-7-TX-400V), 7 slot. See “Magma (PCI-7-TX-400V)
Expansion Chassis Configuration” on page 27.
Bit 3 (ME-21 and ME-22) Expansion Chassis Configuration
Bit 3 (ME-21/22) Expansion Chassis
Bit 3 PCI Client Card
Front of Chassis
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Slot Assignments: Blue and White G3 with Internal ATA Drive
Slot
Configuration
Chassis 1
P6000/Vincent 601
Chassis 2
E6000/HDRfx (SD600 is attached with SDI Option)
Chassis 3
SCSI
Chassis 4
Bit 3 PCI Client
Chassis 5
2nd Graphics or Empty
Chassis 6
Empty
Chassis 7
Empty
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Slot Assignments: Blue and White G3 with Internal ATA Drive (Continued)
Slot
Configuration
Chassis 8
Empty
G3 1
ATI Rage 128 (factory installed)
G3 2
Bit 3 PCI Host
G3 3
Empty
G3 4
Empty
Bit 3 (ME-34) Expansion Chassis Configuration
Bit 3 (ME-34) Expansion Chassis
Front of Chassis
Bit 3 PCI Client Card
4
3
2
1
Slot Assignments: Blue and White G3 with Internal ATA Drive
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Slot
Configuration
Chassis 1
P6000/Vincent 601
Chassis 2
E6000/HDRfx (SD600 is attached with SDI Option)
Chassis 3
Empty
Chassis 4
SCSI
G3 1
ATI Rage 128 (factory installed)
G3 2
Bit 3 PCI Host
G3 3
Blue Ice
G3 4
2nd Graphics
Media 100 Configurations
Magma (PCI-7-TX-400V) Expansion Chassis Configuration
Magma (PCI-7-TX-400V) Expansion Chassis
Magma PCI Client Card
Front of Chassis
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Slot Assignments: Blue and White G3
Slot
Internal ATA Drive Configuration
Ultra 2 SCSI Configuration
Chassis 1
Magma Client
Magma Client
Chassis 2
P6000/Vincent 601
P6000/Vincent 601
Chassis 3
E6000/HDRfx (SD600 is attached with
SDI Option)
E6000/HDRfx (SD600 is attached with
SDI Option)
Chassis 4
SCSI
SCSI
Chassis 5
Graphics
2nd graphics
Chassis 6
Empty
Empty
Chassis 7
Empty
Empty
Chassis 8
Empty
Empty
G3 1
ATI Rage 128 (factory installed)
ATI Rage 128 (factory installed)
G3 2
Magma PCI Host
Magma PCI Host
G3 3
Empty
Empty
G3 4
Power Suite 1.0 (Ultra Ice1) or Empty
Adaptec 2940U2B
1Power
Suite configurations were tested with P6000 hardware. Our test results have remained consistent when
comparing Vincent 601 and P6000 hardware performance. Power Suite 4.0.3 is NOT approved in an expansion
chassis configuration.
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▼ G4 Configurations
Power Mac G4 Models (Digital Audio)
The Power Mac G4 Digital Audio systems have processor speeds of 466 MHz, 533 MHz, 667 MHz, 733
MHz, and dual 533 MHz.
Media 100 tested and approved the single processor G4/533, G4/733 and the dual G4/533 models. The G4/
466 and G4/667 were approved based on the testing of the G4/533 and G4/733.
Power Mac G4 Slot Assignments (Digital Audio)
Power Mac G4 Digital Audio Systems
28
Slot
i/le-i/xs without
RealTimeFX
i/le-i/xr
i/le-i/xr with E6000 and
BlueICE Ultra
AGP
NVIDIA Geforce2 MX
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
AGP
PCI 1
P6000 or Vincent 601
2nd graphics card or
Empty
P6000 or Vincent 601
PCI 2
BlueICE Ultra or E6001
+SD600
P6000 or Vincent 601
E6000 or E6001
+SD600 or HDRfx
PCI 3
2nd graphics card or Empty
E6000 or E6001
+SD600 or HDRfx
BlueICE Ultra
PCI 4
SCSI
SCSI
SCSI
G4 Configurations
Magma 7-Slot ATX Tower Model P7T
The Magma P7T is a 32-bit ATX PCI/PCI expansion system with a 300 W power supply and a one meter,
68-pin round cable.
Media 100 i/le-i/xr with Magma 7-Slot ATX Tower Model P7T
Slot
i/le-i/xr Configuration with RealTimeFX
Chassis 1
P6000
Chassis 2
E6000 +SD 600 or HDRfx
Chassis 3
Graphics card
Chassis 4
SCSI
Chassis 5
Empty
Chassis 6
Empty
Chassis 7
Empty
G4 1
AGP NVIDIA Geforce 2
G4 2
2nd Graphics Card or Empty
G4 3
BlueICE Ultra
G4 4
Empty
G4 5
Expansion Host card
Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio) System Requirements
Software requirements for Media 100 i Version 7.5.1.
■
Mac OS 9.2.2, 9.2.1, 9.2, 9.1, 9.0.4.
■
QuickTime 6.0, 5.0.2
Software requirements for Media 100 i Version 7.5.
■
Mac OS 9.2.2, 9.2.1, 9.2, 9.1, 9.0.4.
■
QuickTime 5.0.2, 4.1.2
Software requirements for Media 100 i Version 7.0.2
■
Mac OS 9.1, 9.0.4.
■
QuickTime 4.1.2
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Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio) Computers
■
G4/733-MHz
■
G4/667-MHz
■
Dual G4/533 -MHz
■
G4/533-MHz
■
G4/466-MHz
Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio) Graphics Cards
■
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX AGP
■
ProMax DH-MAX
■
ATI Rage 128 Pro-PCI
■
ATI Radeon PCI
NOTE
The ATI Rage 128 Pro-PCI can only be purchased directly from Apple as a second graphics card option.
Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio) SCSI Cards
■
ATTO ExpressPCI UL2D
■
ATTO ExpressPCI UL3D
■
ATTO ExpressPCI UL3S
Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio) Media 100 Hardware
■
Vincent 601, P6000
■
HDRfx, E6000
■
DV600 (DV Option)
■
SD600 (SDI Option)
Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio) Machine Control
30
■
Xircom PGMSD8
■
Keyspan twin serial adapter USA-28X V1.8
G4 Configurations
Media 100 Lossless Option (Digital Audio) Configurations
The Media 100 Lossless Option is approved in the Power Mac G4 Digital Audio system.
Lossless Option (Digital Audio) Slot Assignments
Lossless Option in G4 Digital Audio Systems
NOTE
Slot
i/le-i/xs without RealTimeFX
i/le-i/xr with RealTimeFX
AGP
Graphics card
Graphics card
PCI 1
P6000 lossless capable
P6000 lossless capable
PCI 2
Empty or 2nd graphics card
E6000 or E6001
+SD600 or HDRfx
PCI 3
Empty or BlueICE Ultra
Empty or BlueICE Ultra
PCI 4
SCSI
SCSI
The Lossless Option configuration is not compatible with an expansion chassis.
Lossless Option (Digital Audio) Computers
■
G4/733-MHz
■
Dual G4/533-MHz
■
G4/533-MHz
■
G4/466-MHz
Lossless Option (Digital Audio) Graphics Cards
■
NVIDIA GeForce
■
ProMax DH-Max
■
ATI Rage 128 Pro
■
ATI Radeon PCI (for dual VGA monitor support)
Lossless Option (Digital Audio) SCSI Controllers
■
Adaptec 39160
■
ATTO ExpressPCI UL3D
Lossless Option Disk Drive Configurations
The lossless CODEC varies, and the actual data rate depends on the complexity of your images. The
minimum requirement for lossless storage is a four-drive, 10,000 RPM disk array connected to an Ultra3
SCSI controller. The benchmark rate should be 70 MB/sec. For optimal performance, Media 100
recommends six to eight 10,000 or 15,000 RPM drives striped across two Ultra3 SCSI channels.
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Power Mac G4 Models (Gigabit Ethernet)
The Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) systems have processor speeds of 400 MHz, dual 450, and 500 MHz.
Systems ship with an internal ATA drive and a DVD (ROM or RAM) drive with a dual-channel Ultra3 SCSI
adapter. Media 100 recommends one bus for the system and a second for your media arrays.
Slot Assignments: Power Mac G4 Gigabit Ethernet
i/le-i/xs without
RealTimeFX (AGP only)
i/le-i/xs without
RealTimeFX (PCI only)
i/le-i/xr with RealTimeFX
(PCI or AGP)
AGP
Graphics card (factory
installed)
Graphics card (factory
installed)
Graphics card (factory
installed)
PCI 1
P6000 or Vincent 601
P6000 or Vincent 601
P6000 or Vincent 601
PCI 2
2nd graphics card, E6001 with
SD600 (SDI Option) or HDRfx
or Power Suite 4.0.3 (BlueICE
Ultra) or Empty
2nd graphics card, E6001 with
SD600 (SDI Option) or
HDRFX or Power Suite 1.0
(BlueICE Ultra1) or Empty
E6000 with SD600 (SDI
Option) or HDRfx
PCI 3
SCSI
SCSI
SCSI
Slot
1
NOTE
Power Suite configurations were tested with P6000 hardware. Our test results have remained consistent when comparing
Vincent 601 and P6000 hardware performance.
Support for the G4 Gigabit Ethernet models requires a minimum of Media 100 Version 6.0.3. For the Media 100 version
6.0.3 update go to http://www.media100.com/downloads.asp
Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Computers
■
Dual G4/500-MHz AGP
■
Dual G4/450-MHz AGP
■
G4/400-MHz AGP
Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) System Requirements
Software requirements for Media 100 i Version 7.5.1.
■
Mac OS 9.2.2, 9.2.1, 9.2, 9.1, 9.0.4.
■
QuickTime 6.0, 5.0.2
Software requirements for Media 100 i Version 7.5.
■
Mac OS 9.2.2, 9.2.1, 9.2, 9.1, 9.0.4.
■
QuickTime 5.0.2, 4.1.2
Software requirements for Media 100 i Version 7.0.2
■
Mac OS 9.1, 9.0.4.
■
QuickTime 4.1.2
Software requirements for Media 100 i Version 7.0.1, 7.0, 6.0.3.
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■
Mac 9.0.4.
■
QuickTime 4.1.2
G4 Configurations
Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Graphics Card
■
ProMax DH-MAX
■
ATI Rage 128Pro (OEM installed)
■
ATI Rage 128-PCI
■
Formac Proformance3 PCI
NOTE
ATI extensions must be ON for the G4 Gigabit Ethernet models.
Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) SCSI Cards
■
Adaptec 2940U2W (do not use in an expansion chassis with second ATI graphics card)
■
Adaptec 39160
■
ATTO ExpressPCI UL2D (not recommended with OS 8.6)
■
ATTO ExpressPCI UL2S
■
ATTO ExpressPCI UL3D
■
ATTO ExpressPCI UL3S
Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Media 100 Hardware
■
Vincent 601, P6000
■
HDRfx, E6000, E6001
■
DV600 (attached to P6000)
■
SD600 (attached to E6000 or E6001)
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Power Mac G4 Models (AGP, PCI)
Media 100 has approved the following Apple Power Mac G4 configurations:
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The G4/500 AGP, G4/450 AGP, and G4/400 AGP models
AGP models come with an internal ATA drive, an AGP graphics card, and AGP card slot instead of the
PCI graphics card and 64-bit PCI card slot. Add a second monitor with a PCI graphics card.
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The G4/400 PCI and G4/350 PCI models
These models come with a PCI graphics card and a 64-bit PCI card slot (same as the blue and white
G3).
NOTE
Support for the G4 AGP and PCI requires a minimum of Media 100 Version 5.5.3. For the Media100 version 5.5.3
update go to http://www.media100.com/downloads.asp
Power Mac G4 (AGP and PCI) Slot Assignments
Slot Assignments: Power Mac G4 AGP and PCI
i/le-i/xs without
RealTimeFX (AGP only)
i/le-i/xs without
RealTimeFX (PCI only)
i/le-i/xr with RealTimeFX
(PCI or AGP)
AGP
Graphics card (factory
installed)
Graphics card (factory
installed)
Graphics card (factory
installed)
PCI 1
P6000 or Vincent 601
P6000 or Vincent 601
P6000 or Vincent 601
PCI 2
2nd graphics card, E6001 with
SD600 (SDI Option) or HDRfx
or Power Suite 4.0.3 (BlueICE
Ultra) or Empty
2nd graphics card, E6001 with
SD600 (SDI Option) or
HDRFX or Power Suite 1.0
(BlueICE Ultra1) or Empty
E6000 with SD600 (SDI
Option) or HDRfx
PCI 3
SCSI
SCSI
SCSI
Slot
1
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Power Suite configurations were tested with P6000 hardware. Our test results have remained consistent when comparing
Vincent 601 and P6000 hardware performance.
G4 Configurations
Power Mac G4 (AGP and PCI) Computers
■
G4/500-MHz AGP
■
G4/450-MHz AGP
■
G4/400-MHz AGP
■
G4/400-MHz PCI
■
G4/350-MHz PCI
Power Mac G4 (AGP and PCI) System Requirements
Software requirements for Media 100 i Version 7.5.1.
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Mac OS 9.2.2, 9.2.1, 9.2, 9.1, 9.0.4.
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QuickTime 6.0, 5.0.2
Software requirements for Media 100 i Version 7.5.
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Mac OS 9.2.2, 9.2.1, 9.2, 9.1, 9.0.4.
■
QuickTime 5.0.2, 4.1.2
Software requirements for Media 100 i Version 7.0.2
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Mac OS 9.1, 9.0.4.
■
QuickTime 4.1.2
Software requirements for Media 100 i Version 7.0.1, 7.0, 6.0.3.
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Mac OS 9.0.4.
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QuickTime 4.1.2
Software requirements for Media 100 i Version 6.0.2.
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Mac OS 9.0.4, 9.0.2, 9.0.
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QuickTime 4.1.
Software requirements for Media 100 i Version 6.0.1.
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Mac OS 9.0.2, 9.0.
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QuickTime 4.1.
Software requirements for Media 100 i Version 6.0.
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Mac OS 9.0.2, 9.0, 8.6 (8.1 or higher is approved, but 8.6 or higher is recommended)
■
QuickTime 4.1 (Only with Mac OS 9.0 or 9.0.2), 4.0.3, 4.0.2. 4.0.1.
Software requirements for Media 100 Version 5.5.3.
■
Mac OS 9.0 (On G4s with QuickTime 4.1 only) 8.6
■
QuickTime 4.1 (Only with Mac OS 9.0), 4.0.3, 4.0.2, 4.0.1
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Power Mac G4 (AGP and PCI) Graphics Cards
■
ATI Nexus 128 PCI
■
ATI Rage 128 GL AGP card (AGP slot) – G4/450 AGP and G4/400 AGP only
■
ATI Rage Orion
■
ATI Rage 128 PCI
NOTE
ATI extensions must be ON for the G4 AGP models and OFF for the G4 PCI models.
■
NOTE
Formac ProFormance3 PCI
Do not activate 3D glasses when using the Formac ProFormance3 card. Running 3D games with the Formac 3D
glasses can cause system errors.
Power Mac G4 (AGP and PCI) SCSI Cards
■
Adaptec 2940U2W (do not use in an expansion chassis with second ATI graphics card)
■
Adaptec 39160
■
ATTO ExpressPCI UL2D (not recommended with OS 8.6)
■
ATTO ExpressPCI UL2S
■
ATTO ExpressPCI UL3D
■
ATTO ExpressPCI UL3S
Power Mac G4 (AGP and PCI) Media 100 Hardware
■
Vincent 601, P6000
■
HDRfx, E6000, E6001
■
DV600 (attached to P6000)
■
SD600 (attached to E6000 or E6001)
Power Mac G4 (AGP and PCI) Dual Monitor
■
NOTE
For Media 100 i/xs on a G4/400 PCI or G4/350 PCI system, bus down the SCSI transfer rate to
20 MB/sec. See “Slowing Synchronous Transfer Rates” on page 8.
Busing down to 20 MB/sec does not apply to new Ultra160 SCSI controllers UL3S and UL3D.
■
Always keep the Edit Suite window in the primary monitor.
■
Do not move windows on your second monitor while playing a program.
Power Mac G4 (AGP and PCI) Machine Control
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■
Keyspan twin serial adapter USA-28x v. 1.7
■
Griffin gPort 1.0.1 (Required for G4/400 PCI or G4/350 PCI in a dual-monitor i/xs configuration; not
compatible with the G4/450 AGP or G4/400 AGP system.)
■
XirCom (PGMSD8) USB serial adapter driver Version 2.0.2
G4 Configurations
Power Mac G4 (AGP and PCI) Expansion Chassis Configurations
This section describes approved slot configurations for G4 systems with expansion chassis:
■
SBS Bit 3 4 slot – “Bit 3 ME-34 Configuration” on page 37
■
SBS Bit 3 7 slot – “Bit 3 ME-21 Configuration” on page 38
■
SBS Bit 3 7 slot – “Bit 3 ME-31/32 Configuration” on page 38
■
Magma 7 slot – “Magma PCI-7-TX-400V or PCI-7-TX-300V Configuration” on page 39
Bit 3 ME-34 Configuration
Slot Assignments: Power Mac G4 PCI/AGP Systems
1
Slot
i/le-i/xs without RealTimeFX
i/le-i/xr with RealTimeFX
Chassis 1
Graphics card
SCSI
Chassis 2
SCSI
Graphics card
Chassis 3
Empty
E6000 with SD600 (SDI option) or HDRfx
Chassis 4
Empty
P6000 or Vincent 601
G4 1
Graphics card (factory installed)
Graphics card (factory installed)
G4 2
P6000 or Vincent 601
Empty1
G4 3
E6001 with SD600 (SDI Option) or HDRfx
or Empty
Empty
G4 4
Bit 3 Host
Bit 3 Host
If you are using an Adaptec 2940U2W card, place the ATI graphics card in the G4 slot 2.
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Bit 3 ME-21 Configuration
Slot Assignments: Power Mac G4 AGP/PCI Systems
1
Slot
i/le-i/xs without RealTimeFX
i/lei-i/xr with RealTimeFX
Chassis 1
SCSI
P6000 or Vincent 601
Chassis 2
Empty
E6000 with SD600 (SDI Option) or HDRfx
Chassis 3
Empty
SCSI
Chassis 4
Bit 3 PCI Client
Bit 3 PCI Client
Chassis 5
Graphics card
Graphics card
Chassis 6
Empty
Empty
Chassis 7
Empty
Empty
Chassis 8
Empty
Empty
G4 1
Graphics card
Graphics card
G4 2
P6000 or Vincent 601
Bit 3 PCI Host
G4 3
Empty or E6001 with SD600 (SDI Option) or
HDRfx
Empty or Graphics card
G4 4
Bit 3 PCI Host
BlueICE Ultra1
Power Suite 4.0.3 or ICE’d After Effects
Bit 3 ME-31/32 Configuration
Slot Assignments: Power Mac G4 AGP/PCI Systems
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Slot
i/xr Configuration
Non-Real Time Configurations
Chassis 1
SCSI
SCSI
Chassis 2
Graphics card
Graphics card
Chassis 3
P6000 or Vincent 601
Empty
Chassis 4
E6000 with SD600 (SDI Option) or HDRfx
Empty
Chassis 5
Empty
Empty
Chassis 6
Empty
Empty
Chassis 7
Empty
Empty
G4 1
Graphics card (factory installed)
Graphics card (factory installed)
G4 2
Empty
P6000 or Vincent 601
G4 3
Empty
Empty or E6001 with SD600 (SDI Option) or
HDRfx
G4 4
Bit 3 Host
Bit 3 Host
G4 Configurations
Magma PCI-7-TX-400V or PCI-7-TX-300V Configuration
Slot Assignments: Power Mac G4 AGP/PCI Systems
Slot
i/xr Configuration
Non-Real Time Configurations
Chassis 1
Magma Client
Magma Client
Chassis 2
P6000 or Vincent 601
SCSI
Chassis 3
E6000 with SD600 (SDI Option) or HDRfx
Graphics card
Chassis 4
SCSI
Empty
Chassis 5
Graphics card
Empty
Chassis 6
Empty
Empty
Chassis 7
Empty
Empty
Chassis 8
Empty
Empty
G4 1
Graphics card (factory installed)
Graphics card (factory installed)
G4 2
Empty
P6000 or Vincent 601
G4 3
Empty
Empty or E6001 with SD600 (SDI Option) or
HDRfx
G4 4
Magma Host
Magma Host
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Magma 7-Slot ATX Tower Model P7T Configuration
This expansion chassis is a 32-bit ATX PCI/PCI system with a 300 W power supply and a one
meter cable
Slot Assignments: Power Mac G4 AGP/PCI Systems
NOTE
40
Slot
i/le-i/xr with RealTimeFX
Chassis 1
SCSI
Chassis 2
P6000 or Vincent 601
Chassis 3
E6000 with SD600 (SDI Option) or HDRfx
Chassis 4
Empty
Chassis 5
Empty
Chassis 6
Empty
Chassis 7
Empty
Chassis 8
Empty
G4 1
AGP Graphics card
G4 2
Magma Host
G4 3
Graphics card
G4 4
BlueICE Ultra
Media 100 discovered the i/xr configuration with ICE hardware does not work in the G4 Gigabit Ethernet
systems. The only work-around solutions is to run a single graphics card. Media 100 is testing several
solution
RFE Peripherals
▼ RFE Peripherals
Media 100 Inc. delivers a turnkey Remote Field Editing (RFE) system based on the Apple
PowerBook G3. We have tested and approved the following additional peripherals with the RFE:
■
The RFE has a single channel Ultra 2 controller with two internal drives. We have successfully
tested an external iStor array connected to the external port of the SCSI controller. We do not
recommend connecting any more than one additional device.
■
For a two-monitor configuration, you may connect a monitor to the monitor port of the G3
PowerBook. It is important to keep the Edit Suite in the primary monitor on the PowerBook.
■
The RFE Chassis can also be connected to a desktop PowerPC system. To do this, you will
need to order the PCI host controller card from Magma. Part #PCIHIF68.
▼ Storage Solutions
Below are approved configurations by drive vendors that specialize in providing quality storage
solutions for digital video.
Medéa disk arrays are designed to be a low cost solution for video applications. Media 100 has
approved a couple of models and is continuing to test new Medéa drives. Our testing has shown
that these drives are acceptable for Media 100 models le through xr. It is important to note that for
demanding video programs and intense audio, Media 100 recommends a higher-performing array
consisting of 4 10,000 rpm Ultra2 SCSI drives.
NOTE
As long as your computer can handle the increased throughput from the storage solutions, the solutions listed
in each table will work for lower models. For example, if you have a Media 100 xe, you can use the solutions
listed in the Media 100 xs and Media 100 xr tables.
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Media 100 Inc. iStor disk arrays are approved for all models. iStor disk arrays feature Seagate
10,000 rpm drives. For details about iStor specifications, see http://www.media100.com/product/
istor/istor_specs.html.
iStor disk arrays are compatible with the following SCSI controllers. ATTO SCSI controllers are
shipped with ATTO ExpressRAID 2.3:
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ATTO UL2S
■
ATTO UL2D
■
Adaptec Power Domain 2940U2W
iStor Disk Array Configurations
iStor Model
Capacity
Media 100
Model
Data Rate
(KB/frame)
RealTimeFX
Support
iStor 218
36GB
le-xr
300KB NTSC,
360KB PAL
Limited1
iStor 418
72GB
le-xr
300KB NTSC,
360KB PAL
Yes
iStor 236
72GB
le-xr
300KB NTSC,
360KB PAL
Limited1
iStor 436
144GB
le-xr
300KB NTSC,
360KB PAL
Yes
1Four
drive iStor disk arrays are recommended for systems with RealTimeFX. Two drive iStor disk arrays are
capable of playing 300kb NTSC/360kb PAL with limited RealTimeFX. Using two drive arrays when playing back
multiple real-time effects including titles, transitions, audio equalizations and cross fades simultaneously could
incur performance problems.
NOTE
NOTE
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Connecting non-LVD SCSI devices will drop the performance of the LVD SCSI bus and is not recommended.
■
“Storage Solutions: Media 100 xr” on page 43
■
“Storage Solutions: Media 100 xs” on page 48
■
“Storage Solutions: Media 100 xe” on page 50
■
“Storage Solutions: Media 100 lx-le” on page 51
The revisions of the drive mechanisms are subject to change without notice. Different firmware can affect the
performance of the drive. Usually the newer the revision, the better the performance since the drive
manufacturer may enhance the product or fix problems.
Storage Solutions
Media 100 has listed some two-drive arrays for xr. Since individual drives are becoming faster, it is
feasible to run xr at 300KB on a two-drive array. However, based on data rates and the complexity
of the program, you may need a four-drive array.
Storage Solutions: Media 100 xr
Manufacturer
Model
Description
Drive
Mechanism
Configuration
Computech
International
4 drive tower
4 9GB Ultra Wide
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST19101W
4 drives striped across 2 channels
Cybernetics
2 CY-25XP
8 6GB Ultra Wide
5,400 rpm drives
Seagate
4 drives striped together with Raid
controller and then software striped
with another unit
Cybernetics
CY-50XP
8 6GB Ultra Wide
5,400 rpm drives
Seagate
8 drives striped together with 2 Raid
controllers
Data Direct
Networks
Enterprise 8 24GB
6 4GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives on a
split backplane
Seagate
ST34501W
6 drives striped across 2 channels
Data Direct
Networks
Enterprise 8 36GB
4 9GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives on a
split backplane
Seagate
ST19171W
4 drives striped across 2 channels
Data Direct
Networks
Enterprise 8 54GB
6 9GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives on a
split backplane
Seagate
ST19171W
6 drives striped across 2 channels
Data Direct
Networks
Enterprise 8 72GB
8 9GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives on a
split backplane
Seagate
ST19171W
8 drives striped across 2 channels
DLI
Dilog MicroVault
18G
Hardware Raid 0
subsystem
Seagate or IBM
Raid 0 hardware Raid controller
Eurologic
Voyager 3110
6 18GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate ST
318203LC
6 drives striped on 2 channels with
ATTO Express PCI-UL2D
Eurologic
Voyager Storage
Array - 24 GB
6 4GB UltraWide
7,200 rpm drives in a
split bus tower
Seagate ST
34501W
6 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO Express PCI-MCU
Eurologic
Voyager Storage
Array - 36 GB
4 9GB UltraWide
7,200 rpm drives in a
split bus tower
Seagate ST
19101W
4 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO Express PCI-MCU
Eurologic
Voyager Storage
Array - 54 GB
6 9GB UltraWide
7,200 rpm drives in a
split bus tower
Seagate ST
19171W
6 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO Express PCI-MCU
Hammer
Storage
SledgePro12LVD
4 to 12 9GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST39102LC
4 to 12 drives striped across 2
channels with a Jackhammer SC
Hammer
Storage
SledgePro2 SL/
7400 UWD
4 4GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST39173WD
4 drives striped across 2 channels
with a Jackhammer SC
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Storage Solutions: Media 100 xr (Continued)
44
Manufacturer
Model
Description
Drive
Mechanism
Configuration
Hammer
Storage
SledgePro2LVD
2 18GB 10,000 rpm
drives on a single bus1
Seagate
(Cheetah) ST
118202LC
2 drives striped across 1 channel with
a Jackhammer LVD single chl
controller (Remus Lite 1.4)
Hammer
Storage
SledgePro2LVD
4 18 GB Ultra2
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST118273LC
4 drives striped across 2 channels
with a Jackhammer SC
Hammer
Storage
SledgePro2LVD
4 9GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST39102LC
4 drives 2 channels with a
Jackhammer SC differential (Rev B)
Hammer
Storage
SledgePro12LVD
2-12 9GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST39103LC
2-12 drives striped across 1 channel
with Ultra2 JackHammer
Hammer
Storage
SledgePro12LVD
2-12 18GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST318203LC
2-12 drives striped across 1 channel
with Ultra2 JackHammer
Hammer
Storage
SledgePro2LVD
2 9GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST39103LC
2 drives striped across 1 channel with
Ultra2 JackHammer
Hammer
Storage
SledgePro2LVD
2 18GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST318203LC
2 drives striped across 1 channel with
Ultra2 JackHammer
JEMS Data
JEMINI Blox
2 9GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives on
a single LVD bus
Seagate
ST19101LW
2 drives striped together on a single
channel with ATTO Express PCI
UL2S
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
2 18.4 GB 7200 rpm
on a single LVD bus
Hitachi DK32AH18
2 drives striped on 1 channel with
ATTO Express PCI UL2S
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
4 18.4 GB 7200 rpm
on a single LVD bus
Hitachi DK32AH18
4 drives striped on 1 channel with
ATTO Express PCI UL2S
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
2 18GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm on a
single LVD bus
Seagate
ST118202 LC
2 drives striped across 1 channel with
ATTO Express PCI UL2S
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
2 9GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives on
a single LVD bus
Seagate
ST39102LC
2 drives striped across 1 channel with
ATTO Express PCI UL2S
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
4 18GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives on
a single LVD bus
Seagate
ST118202LC
4 drives striped across 1 channel with
ATTO Express PCI UL2S
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
4 36GB Ultra 2 LVD
7200 rpm on a dual
bus
IBM DRHS36D
Ultrastar 36XP
4 drives striped across 1 channel with
an ATTO UL2D
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
4 36GB Ultra 2 (LVD
7200 rpm on a single
bus
IBM DRHS36D
Ultrastar 36XP
4 drives striped across 1 channel with
an ATTO UL2D
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
4 9GB Ultra 2
7,200 rpm drives on a
single LVD bus
Seagate
ST39173LC
4 drives striped across 1 channel with
ATTO Express PCI-UL2S
Storage Solutions
Storage Solutions: Media 100 xr (Continued)
Manufacturer
Model
Description
Drive
Mechanism
Configuration
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
4 9GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives on
a single LVD bus
Seagate
ST39102LC
4 drives striped across 1 channel with
ATTO Express PCI UL2S
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
4 9GB Ultra2
7,200 rpm drives on a
single LVD bus
Seagate
ST39173 LC
4 drives striped across 1 channel with
ATTO Express PCI UL2S
JEMS Data
JEMINI Voyager 24
6 4GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives in a
split bus tower
Seagate
ST34501W
6 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO Express PCI-MCU
JEMS Data
JEMINI-UWC-36
4 9GB Ultra Wide
10,000 rpm drives in
single enclosure
Seagate
ST19101W
(Cheetah)
4 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO Express PCI-MCU
JEMS Data
JEMINI-UWF-72
4 18GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives in
single enclosure
Fujitsu 3182SP
4 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO Express PCI-MCU
JEMS Data
JEMINI-UWS-16
4 4GB UltraWide
7,200 rpm drives in
single enclosure
Seagate
ST34501W
(Cheetah)
4 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO Express PCI-MCU
JEMS Data
JEMINI-UWS-36
JEMINI-UWF-36
4 9GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives in
single enclosure
Seagate
ST19171W
(Barracuda)
Fujitsu 3091SP
4 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO Express PCI-MCU
JEMS Data
Jaguar
2 73GB Ultra3
7,200 rpm
Seagate
ST173404LC
2 drives striped on 1 Ultra3 channel
JEMS Data
Jaguar
4 73GB Ultra 3
7,200 rpm
Seagate
ST173404LC
4 drives striped on 1Ultra3 channels
JEMS Data
Jaguar
2 36GB Quantum
10,000 rpm Ultra3
Quantum Atlas
V365CA
2 drives striped on 1 Ultra3 channel
JEMS Data
Jaguar
4 36GB Quantum
10,000 rpm Ultra3
Quantum Atlas
V365CA
4 drives striped on 2 Ultra3 channel
JEMS Data
Jaguar FC
4 36GB
Seagate
ST39102FC
4 drives on 1 FC loop
Medéa
VideoRaid 4/100
SCSI
4 25GB drives
IBM
Hardware Raid. Approved drives
must be manufactured after 8/17/99
S/N 408170001 or higher.
Medéa
VideoRaid 6/150
SCSI
6 25GB drives
IBM
Hardware Raid. Approved drives
must be manufactured after 8/17/99
S/N 408170001 or higher.
MicroNet
Technology
DDV218IDCU2
plus
DDV218UPG
4 9GB 7,200 rpm IBM
Ultrastar drives in 2
Data Docks
IBM Ultrastar 9
(08L8260)
4 drives striped across 2 channels
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Storage Solutions: Media 100 xr (Continued)
Manufacturer
Model
Description
Drive
Mechanism
Configuration
MicroNet
Technology
DDV219IDCU2
plus
DDV219UPG
4 9GB 10,000 rpm
IBM Ultrastar drives in
2 Data Docks
IBM Ultrastar 9
(08L8260)
4 drives striped across 2 channels
MicroNet
Technology
DDV219ISCU2
DDV219IDCU2
2 9GB 10,000 rpm
IBM Ultrastar drives in
Data Dock
IBM Ultrastar 9
(08L8260)
2 drives striped on 1 channel 2 drives
striped across 2 channels
MicroNet
Technology
DDV236IDCU2
plus
DDV236UPG
4 18GB 7,200 rpm
IBM Ultrastar drives in
Data Dock
IBM Ultrastar 18
(08L8259)
4 drives striped across 2 channels
MicroNet
Technology
DDV237IDCU2
plus
DDV237UPG
4 18GB 10,000 rpm
IBM Ultrastar drives in
2 Data Docks
IBM Ultrastar 18
(08L8259)
4 drives striped across 2 channels
MicroNet
Technology
DDV237ISCU2
or
DDV237IDCU2
2 18GB 10,000 rpm
IBM Ultrastar drives in
Data Dock
IBM Ultrastar 18
(08L8259)
2 drives striped on 1 channel
2 drives striped on 2 channels
MicroNet
Technology
DDV237ISCU2
or
DDV237IDCU2
2 36GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives
IBM Ultrastar 18
(08L8259)
2 drives striped on single channel
2 drives striped on dual channel
MountainGate
Stampede’II
8 bay 2x4 rackmount
single ended
Seagate
ST19171 W
6 or 8 drives striped across 2
channels
nStor
CR8e 72GB
8 bay Ultra S2S RAID
controller subsystem
Seagate
ST19101 W
8 drives striped across 2 channels
ProDirect
36GB fixed array
4 9GB Ultra Wide
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST19101W
4 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO PSC-dc
Rorke Data
Max36-FLW
4 9GB Ultra2
7,200 rpm Fixed
4 9GB Ultra2
7,200 rpm Removable
Seagate
ST39173LW
4 drives striped on 2 channels with
ATTO Express PCI-DC
Max36-RLW
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Rorke Data
MaxArray 36
4 9GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST39173LC
4 drives striped on a single ATTO
Express PCI UL2S
Rorke Data
MaxArray 36
4 9GB UltraWide
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST39173LW
4 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO Express PCI-DC
Rorke Data
MaxArray 36C
4 9GB Ultra Wide
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST39102LW
4 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO Express PCI-DC
Rorke Data
MaxArray 54
6 9GB UltraWide
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST39173LW
6 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO Express PCI-DC
Rorke Data
MaxArray 72
4 18GBUltra2
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST118273LW
4 drives striped on a single ATTO
Express PCI UL2S
Rorke Data
MaxArray FC
2-8 9GB Fibre
Channel drives
Seagate
ST39102FC
2, 4, 6, or 8 drives striped
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Manufacturer
Model
Description
Drive
Mechanism
Configuration
Rorke Data
MaxArray-FC-72B
or 72C
4 18GB 7,200/10,000
rpm Fibre Channel
drives (removable
tower)
Seagate
ST118273FC or
ST118202FC
2 or 4 drives striped across single
channel Rorke Data FC HBA
Rorke Data
MaxArray-FC-72B
or 72C
8 9GB 7,200/10,000
rpm Fibre Channel
drives (removable
tower)
Seagate
ST31973FC or
ST39102FC
2, 4, 6, or 8 drives striped across
single channel Rorke Data FC HBA
Rorke Data
MaxArray-LVD144B or 144C
4 36GB 7,200/10,000
rpm LVD drives
(removable tower)
Seagate/IBM
2 or 4 drives striped across single
channel Rorke Data LVD HBA
Rorke Data
MaxArray-LVD144B or 144C
8 18GB 7,200/10,000
rpm LVD drives (tower
or rackmount
removable)
Seagate
ST118273LW/
LC or
ST118202LW/
LC
2, 4, 6, or 8 drives striped across
single/dual channel Rorke Data LVD
HBA
Rorke Data
MaxArray-LVD18GE10K
2 9GB Ultra2 10,000
rpm LVD drives
Seagate
ST39103LC
2 drives on single LVD channel
Rorke Data
MaxArray-LVD-36B
or 36C
4 9GB 7,200/10,000
rpm LVD drives
(removable tower)
Seagate
ST39173LW/LC
or
ST39102LW/LC
2 or 4 drives striped across single
channel HBA
Rorke Data
MaxArray-LVD36GE10K
2 18GB Ultra2 10,000
rpm LVD drives
Seagate
ST18203LC
2 drives on single LVD channel
Rorke Data
MaxArray-LVD-72B
or 72C
4 18GB 7,200/10,000
rpm LVD drives
(removable tower)
Seagate
ST118273LW/
LC or
ST118202LW/
LC
2 or 4 drives striped across single
channel Rorke Data LVD HBA
Rorke Data
MaxArray-LVD-72B
or 72C
8 9GB 7,200/10,000
rpm LVD drives (tower
or rackmount
removable)
Seagate
ST31973LW/LC
or
ST39102LW/LC
2, 4, 6, or 8 drives striped across
single/dual channel Rorke Data LVD
HBA
Rorke Data
RDD2000-18C
2 9GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST39103LW
2 drives striped on single LVD
channel
Rorke Data
RDD2000-36C
2 18GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST118203LW
2 drives striped on single LVD
channel
Rorke Data
Max Array FC
4 36GB
Seagate
ST39102FC
4 drives on 1 FC loop
Sagitta
Performance
Systems
EZiRAID
6 9GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives on a
dual bus
IBM
DDRS39130W
6 drives striped together Raid 0
across two busses
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Storage Solutions: Media 100 xr (Continued)
Manufacturer
Model
Description
Drive
Mechanism
Configuration
Sagitta
Performance
Systems
S9000 SSA
6 9GB SSA 7,200 rpm
drives
IBM Scorpion 9
GB
6 drives striped together on a single
loop
TechExport
Cobra Drive Tower
36GB
4 9GB Ultra Wide
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST19101W
4 drives striped across 2 channels
Transoft
9GB FC-AL disk
array
6-8 9GB Fibre
Channel 7,200 rpm
drives
Seagate
ST19171FC
6 drives striped together using an
Emulex card
xistor
dd.400/xi raid 72GB
4 18GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives
IBM Ultrastar
18xp
4 drives striped across 2 channels
xistor
dd.400/xi.raid 36GB
2 18GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives
IBM Ultrastar
18xp
2 drives striped across 2 channels
xistor
dd.400/xi.raid 36GB
4 9GB Ultra Wide
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST19101W
4 drives striped across 2 channels
1Because
of incompatibility with Raidware 2.1 and xr, we recommend Remus Lite 1.4.
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Manufacturer
Model
Description
Drive
Mechanism
Configuration
AV Digital
16GB array
4 4GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST15150
4 drives striped across 2 channels
Cybernetics
CY-25XP
4 6GB Ultra Wide
5,400 rpm drives
Seagate
4 drives striped together with Raid
controller
Data Direct
Networks
Enterprise 8 16GB
4 4GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives on a
split backplane
Seagate
ST34501W
4 drives striped across 2 channels
Eurologic
Voyager 3000 RAID
Array
6 9GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives with
a hardware RAID
controller
Seagate ST
19171W
RAID 3 controller
Hammer
Storage
SledgePro2LVD
2 9GB 10,000 rpm
drives
Seagate
ST39102LC
2 drives striped across 1 channel with
a Jackhammer SC
Hammer
Storage
SledgePro2LVD
4-12 18GB Ultra2
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST1180202LC
4-12 drives striped across 2 channels
with a Jackhammer SC
JEMS Data
Fibre Channel 4
drive array
4 9GB Fibre channel
10,000 rpm drives
connected point to
point
Seagate
ST39102FC
Seagate
ST118202FC
4 drives striped with Anubis Raid1
Storage Solutions
Storage Solutions: Media 100 xs (Continued)
Manufacturer
Model
Description
Drive
Mechanism
Configuration
JEMS Data
JEMINI 3000
6 9GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives with
a hardware RAID
controller
Seagate
ST19171W
RAID 3 controller
JEMS Data
JEMINI Voyager 27
3 9GB Ultra Wide
10,000 rpm drives on
a single bus
Seagate
ST19101W
3 drives striped across 1 channels
with ATTO Express PCI-SC
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
2 18.4GB Ultra2
7200 rpm drives
Hitachi
DK32AH-18
2 drives striped across 1 channel with
ATTO Express PCI UL2S
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
4 18.4GB Ultra2
7200 rpm drives
Hitachi
DK32AH-18
4 drives striped across 1 channel with
ATTO Express PCI UL2S
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
4 36GB Ultra 2 (LVD)
7200 rpm on a dual
bus
IBM DRHS36D
Ultrastar 36XP
4 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO Express PCI UL2D
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
4 36GB Ultra 2 (LVD)
7200 rpm on a single
bus
IBM DRHS36D
Ultrastar 36XP
4 drives striped across 1 channel with
ATTO Express PCI UL2D
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
4 36GB Ultra 2 (LVD)
7200 rpm on a single
bus
IBM DRHS36D
Ultrastar 36XP
4 drives striped across 1 channel with
an ATTO UL2D
JEMS Data
JEMINI Jaguar
4 36GB Ultra 2 (LVD)
7200 rpm on a single
bus
IBM DRHS36D
Ultrastar 36XP
4 drives striped across 2 channels
with an ATTO UL2D
JEMS Data
JEMINI-UWS-08
2 4GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives in
single enclosure
Seagate
ST34501W
(Barracuda)
2 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO Express PCI-MCU
JEMS Data
JEMINI-UWS-18
2 9GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives in
single enclosure
Seagate
ST19171W
(Barracuda)
2 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO Express PCI-MCU
MicroNet
Technology
DDV218ISCU2
DDV218IDCU2
2 9GB 7,200 rpm IBM
Ultrastar drives in
Data Dock
IBM Ultrastar 9
(59H6818)
2 drives striped on 1 channel 2 drives
striped across 2 channels
MicroNet
Technology
DDV236ISCU2
DDV236IDCU2
2 18GB 7,200 rpm
IBM Ultrastar drives in
Data Dock
IBM Ultrastar 18
(59H6822)
2 drives striped on 1 channel 2 drives
striped across 2 channels
MicroNet
Technology
DDV272IDCU2
2 36GB 7,200 rpm
drives
IBM Ultrastar
36XP
2 drives striped on dual channel
MountainGate
Stampede Mini
Array
4 bay chassis with
split backplane 4GB
Ultra Wide 7,200 rpm
drives
Seagate
ST34501W
4 drives striped on 1 channel
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Storage Solutions: Media 100 xs (Continued)
Manufacturer
Model
Description
Drive
Mechanism
Configuration
MountainGate
Stampede Mini
Array
4 bay chassis with
split backplane 9GB
Ultra Wide 7,200 rpm
drives
Seagate
ST19171W
4 drives striped on 1 channel
ProMax
Systems
CR8e-36071WC
8 9GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST19171WC
8 drives striped across 2 channels
ProMax
Systems
CR8e-36071WPU
4 9GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST19171WC
4 drives striped across 2 channels
ProMax
Systems
PR4-36071WPU2
4 9GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST19171WC
4 drives striped across 2 channels
Rorke Data
Flex18-FLW
2 9GB Ultra2
7,200 rpm fixed
2 9GB Ultra2
7,200 rpm removable
Seagate
ST39173W
2 drives striped on 1 channel with
ATTO Express PCI
Flex18-RLW
Rorke Data
MaxArray 8
2 4GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST34371W
2 drives striped across 2 channels
with ATTO Express PCI-DC
Rorke Data
RDD2000-18B
2 9GB Ultra 2
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST39173LW
2 drives striped on a single channel
Rorke Data
RDD2000-36B
2 18 GB Ultra 2
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST118202
2 drives striped on a single channel
Sagitta
Performance
Systems
S9000 SSA
4 4.5GB SSA 7,200
rpm drives
IBM Scorpion
4.5GB
4 drives striped together on a single
loop
Sagitta
Performance
Systems
S9000 SSA
4 9GB SSA 7,200 rpm
drives
IBM Scorpion
9GB
4 drives striped together on a single
loop
Transoft
9GB FC-AL disk
array
4 9GB Fibre Channel
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST19171FC
4 drives striped together using an
Emulex card
xistor
dd.400/xi.raid 18GB
2 9GB Ultra Wide
10,000 rpm drives
Seagate
ST19101W
2 drives striped across 2 channels
1Issue
with E6000/HDRfx board preventing Media 100 xr approval.
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Manufacturer
Model
Description
Drive
Mechanism
Configuration
Data Direct
Networks
Enterprise 2
2 4GB removables in a
2-drive chassis
Seagate
ST34501W
2 drives striped across 1 channel
LaCie, Limited
Speed 2 SSA array
2 4.5GB SSA
7,200 rpm drives
IBM Scorpion
4.5GB
2 drives striped together on a single
loop
Storage Solutions
Storage Solutions: Media 100 xe (Continued)
Manufacturer
Model
Description
Drive
Mechanism
Configuration
LaCie, Limited
Speed 2 SSA array
2 9GB SSA 7,200 rpm
drives
IBM Scorpion
9GB
2 drives striped together on a single
loop
MountainGate
Stampede Mini
Array
4 bay chassis with
split backplane with 2
23GB Ultra Wide
5,400 rpm drives
Seagate
ST423451W
2 drives striped on 1 channel
Rorke Data
FlexArray 16
4 4GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST34371W
4 drives striped on 1 channel with
ATTO Express PCI-PSC
Rorke Data
FlexArray 36
4 9GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST19171W
4 drives striped on 1 channel with
ATTO Express PCI-PSC
Sagitta
Performance
Systems
S1000 SSA
2 4.5GB SSA
7,200 rpm drives
IBM Scorpion
4.5GB
2 drives striped together on a single
loop
Sagitta
Performance
Systems
S1000 SSA
2 9GB SSA 7,200 rpm
drives
IBM Scorpion
9GB
2 drives striped together on a single
loop
Transoft
9GB FC-AL disk
array
2 9GB Fibre Channel
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST19171FC
2 drives striped together using an
Emulex card
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Manufacturer
Model
Description
Drive
Mechanism
Configuration
Rorke Data
FlexArray 8
24GB Ultra Wide
7,200 rpm drives
Seagate
ST34371W
2 drives striped on 1 channel with
ATTO Express PCI-PSC
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▼ Miscellaneous Peripherals
This section contains information on the following peripherals:
■
“Backup Subsystems” on page 52
■
“Deck Control Devices” on page 52
■
“Editing Tools” on page 52
■
“Graphic Cards” on page 53
■
“RAID Software” on page 53
■
“SCSI Host Bus Adapters” on page 53
Backup Subsystems1
Manufacturer
Model
Capacity
Cybernetics
CY-8000-ASP
25GB (uncompressed)
Recommended
Exabyte
210 Automated 8mm Tape
Library
200GB (uncompressed)
Recommended
Exabyte
EZ-17 Mammoth
Autoloader
170GB (uncompressed)
Recommended
Exabyte
Mammoth (Exabyte 8900)
20GB (uncompressed)
Recommended
Rorke Data
RDD1000-AIT-25W
25GB (uncompressed)
Recommended
1See
Notes
Recommendation
“Backup and Tape Subsystems” on page 57 for more information.
Deck Control Devices
Manufacturer
Model
Description
Notes
Recommendation
Griffin
GPort
Serial adapter
Keyspan
USA-28
USB to Serial adapter
Not recommended for dual-monitor
xs blue and white G3 configuration
Recommended
Keyspan
Twin
adapter
USA-28x
USB to Serial adapter
Not recommended for dual-monitor
xs blue and white G3 configuration
Recommended
Recommended
Editing Tools
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Manufacturer
Tool
Description
Notes
Recommendation
Post-Op Video
EZ Keys
Media 100 keyboard template
Recommended
Wacom
Technology
PL-300 tablet
LCD display tablet
Recommended
Miscellaneous Peripherals
Graphic Cards
Manufacturer
Model
Memory
Notes
Recommendation
ATI
Nexus 128
32MB
Tested with G4
Recommended
ATI
Nexus GA
8MB
Tested with the 9600/200 and
the G3/266 or blue and white
G3
Recommended
ATI
Rage 128 (Apple OEM
version)
2MB VRAM
Tested with blue and white G3
Recommended
ATI
Rage Orion
16MB
Tested with blue and white G3,
and G4
Recommended
ATI
XCLAIM
2MB or 4MB
ATI
XCLAIM 3D
4MB or 8MB
Tested with 9600/200, G3/266,
blue and white G3/350/400
Recommended
IX Micro
IX 3D Pro Rez
8MB
Tested with blue and white G3
Recommended
IX Micro
IX 3D/Ultimate REZ
(AMP-97206)
8MB VRAM
Tested with the 9600/200, and
blue and white G3/350/400
Recommended
MacTel
Vision 3D
8MB
Tested with 9600/200, G3/266,
blue and white G3/350/400
Recommended
Matrox
MGA Millennium
4MB-8MB
VRAM
Not tested with the G3
Recommended
Recommended
RAID Software
Media 100 recommends ATTO ExpressRaid 2.2 and CharisMac Raid 2.14. There may be issues
with certain versions and CPUs. Please refer to the CPU sections for any known issues or
problems related to a particular striping software. We have not done any recent testing and
therefore no longer recommend the FWB Raid toolkit, Remus, or Micronet.
SCSI Host Bus Adapters
Manufacturer
Model
Type
Notes
Recommendation
Adaptec
AHA2940U2W
Ultra2 single channel
low voltage differential
Adaptec
AHA2940UW
Single channel
Firmware v3.0.1
Recommended
Adaptec
AHA3940UW
Multi channel
Firmware v3.0
Recommended
ATTO
ExpressPCI-DC
Ultra dual channel
Recommended
ATTO
ExpressPCI-DCd
Ultra dual channel
differential
Recommended
ATTO
ExpressPCI-MCU
Multi channel
Recommended
ATTO
ExpressPCI-PSC
Ultra single channel
Recommended
Recommended
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SCSI Host Bus Adapters (Continued)
Manufacturer
Model
Type
Notes
Recommendation
ATTO
ExpressPCI-UL2D
Ultra2 dual channel
Firmware v1.44
Recommended
ATTO
ExpressPCI-UL2S
Ultra2 single channel
low voltage differential
Firmware v1.44
Recommended
ATTO
ExpressPCI-UL3D
Ultra3 dual channel
Firmware v1.50
Recommended
▼ SAN Solutions
Media 100 has been investigating and testing various Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions over
the past year and will continue to look at products as they mature. When considering a SAN
solution, it is important to understand up front how it will work in your environment and its
limitations. The SAN integrator is responsible for all of the SAN configuration and support. Media
100 technical support will troubleshoot and support individual Media 100 issues, but may not be
able to help with specific SAN problems. Therefore, we recommend purchasing SAN solutions
only from our recommended SAN integrators. Below are specific test configurations from JEMS
Data and ATTO Technology.
Media 100 has also endorsed Rorke Data as an approved SAN integrator based on their knowledge
of Media 100 products and their proven support record. We have worked extensively with Rorke
Data testing their StudioNet FC. Rorke Data has a large installed base of Media 100 and iFinish
SANs and has extensive knowledge and experience in configuring storage networks with
Media 100 products. The Rorke Data StudioNet FC is outlined in a separate white paper.
JEMS FibreLynx
Working with JEMS Data Unlimited, Inc. and CharisMac Engineering, the Media 100 Peripherals
testing group has tested the JEMINI FibreLynx Storage Area Network to work in a Media 100
workgroup environment.
The FibreLynx Network we tested consisted of the following equipment:
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■
1 – 9600 with Media 100 xs
■
1 – beige G3 with Media 100 xs
■
1 – blue and white G3 with Media 100 xr
■
1 – G4 with Media 100 xr with dual monitors in a 7-bay expansion chassis
■
2 – 4 Bay JEMINI Panther Fibre Channel dual loop towers
■
8 – 18GB Fibre channel Seagate 10,000 rpm drives
■
1 – 9 port Gadzoox Fibre channel Hub
■
3 – seats of CharisMac FibreShare file control software
SAN Solutions
The hub was used to segment our network into two loops, dividing the bandwidth equally between
the workstations. Two machines shared one loop through the hub. Each loop has a maximum
transfer rate of 100MB/sec. So, theoretically, each machine had 50MB/sec available to it. In this
configuration, the two machines sharing a loop will be affected by L.I.P. (loop initialization
protocol) if one of them boots up or has to restart. This LIP can cause communication errors while
the other is working in Media 100. A hardware switch eliminates this problem; essentially
isolating each system to its own loop.
The drives in our test were striped into four 2-drive arrays. To achieve optimal performance in this
configuration, each system had access to its own 2-drive array. Access privileges can be traded or
shared to have access to the same media. If more drives are striped together or lower data rates can
be used then multiple systems can access the same data at the same time. However, dropped
frames are a possibility in this scenario.
When digitizing or mastering to tape, a user should have exclusive access to the disk arrays where
the media for the program resides.
FibreShare is a reliable, easy-to-use storage area networking (SAN) software package for both
Macintosh and Windows NT computers. FibreShare can be configured to work in a homogeneous
Mac-to-Mac network, a homogeneous Windows-to-Windows network, or in a heterogeneous Macto-Windows NT network. At this time, only the Mac-to-Mac network was tested.
FibreShare allows you to set up a SAN using either single disk volumes or multi-disk arrays.
FibreShare is simple to use and does not require a dedicated server. An administrator first sets up
storage depending upon his needs, and then creates a network of individual users and groups. The
administrator then assigns the users and groups certain access privileges to the volumes in the
FibreShare network. Users and groups can be given read-only access, shared read / write access or
exclusive access to any given volume. When users log into the FibreShare network, they can only
see the storage that they have been assigned to, and can only mount this storage with a privilege
level assigned by the administrator. Once the volume is mounted, it appears as local storage.
FibreShare provides users with an efficient way to collaborate on a variety of projects, taking
advantage of the speed found in fibre channel networking. FibreShare eliminates the need for the
traditional “sneaker-net” method of transferring files, or the equally lethargic Ethernet-based
model of file transfers.
ATTO AccelWare and Media 100
The Media 100 Peripheral Testing group, in conjunction with ATTO technology, has completed a
series of Storage Area Networking tests using the ATTO AccelWare solution. We were successful
in identifying a few configurations that work well.
The ATTO AccelWare solution is intended for small groups of systems that want the ability to
share their volumes at speeds consistent with your own local storage. You should determine
whether or not these configurations would work for your environment by looking at your current
workflow and bottlenecks. It is important that the SAN Provider is willing to install, support, and
also educate you on the limitations so that realistic expectations are set. Media 100 supports the
configurations listed within this guide, but will not directly support a SAN solution.
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ATTO AccelWare is an easy to use Macintosh-based SAN volume management software. This
user-friendly software helps project teams manage read/write access of shared volumes and avoid
the time-consuming and costly problems associated with undesirable write-overs, data corruption,
and team confusion. Users in a SAN environment can simultaneously access the same volume and
read the files they need, while only one team member has the privilege of writing to that volume.
This file management works at the volume level. You can select each volume as read/ write, read
only or read/write exclusive. This gives you the ability to share files quickly, change access
privileges easily, and have exclusive rights to a volume when digitizing or mastering to tape, if
needed. There are some inherent issues with Fibre Channel. One issue is the LIP (loop
initialization protocol). Unlike SCSI, which has preset SCSI IDs, the Fibre channel arbitrated loop
needs to poll the network and assign an ID to each device. Each time a system is added or reboots
there may be a slight stutter in your video playback. A hardware switch should eliminate this
problem. Another inherent FC issue is that the bandwidth is shared. Therefore, if all systems were
accessing the loop at the same time, the 100MB/sec bandwidth would be divided among them.
Equipment used
■
2 Blue & White G3/400
■
1 Beige G3/266
■
1 Beige G3/233
■
ATTO FibreBridge™ - Intelligent Fibre channel to SCSI bridge
■
ATTO FibreCenter™ - Intelligent 5 port Fibre Channel Hub
■
ATTO Express PCI FC – Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters
■
2- four drive FC disk arrays
■
Ancor MKII-8 Fibre Channel switch
Tests
Configuration 1 – 4 xs systems
Each system had read/write access to their own volume consisting of two drives striped. We played
back a 300KB program on system 1, while a second system digitized footage at 300KB. The third
system was editing and the fourth rendering. This configuration worked well with no dropped
frames. When more than one system is accessing the same drives, you could see dropped frames.
Configuration 2 – 2 xr systems
The throughput demands of xr require 4 drives striped as an array. Each 4 bay array was dedicated
to a system. You can import from the second array or swap privileges to access the other volumes.
Configuration 3 – 1 xr system and 2 xs systems
The xr system requires a four-drive array and the 2 xs systems split the other 4-drive array striped
in pairs. The xr system can be dedicated to editing and mastering to tape, while the xs systems can
be for digitizing and rendering.
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Notes:
■
Due to the bandwidth requirements of video, best results are achieved by dedicating an array to
a system. If you are using lower data rates or less complicated programs than our test programs,
you can have more than one system access the same array, but this is not ideal. One array per
CPU is recommended for optimal performance.
■
By adding more drives and lower data rates, you can add more systems.
■
ATTO FibreBridge worked well for attaching legacy SCSI devices to the Fibre Channel loop.
■
If you open a program from a volume where you have read only privileges, you will need to do
a “Save as” and save the program to a volume where you have write access. We do not
recommend that more than one user is working on a program at any given time.
■
When Mastering to tape it is critical that no other system on the loop shuts down or reboots and
that you have Read/write exclusive privileges.
The above configurations have been tested by Media 100 and ATTO. Any deviation from the above
could result is problems with the network, down time, and stability issues.
▼ Backup and Tape Subsystems
Tape backup systems have always been a good idea, but the speed and cost of tape mechanisms
have been a deterrent. Since there have been some improvements and we have received questions,
we have looked at some products recently. Because of the increased speed and flexibility, these
products can be a great investment and used for off-line storage.
■
■
The Cybernetics CY-8000-ASP — a very flexible dual AIT drive:
From the front panel you can select various operation modes.
It is capable of striping two AIT tapes for faster backups.
It allows mirroring so that you have two copies of your backup if you want to archive or
store one off site.
It can be set to cascade mode so when one tape is full it automatically continues the backup
on the second tape so you do not have to be available to swap tapes.
It will also work in independent mode as two separate tape drives. There is also an off-line
mode which allows you to make duplicate tapes for off-site storage of data exchange.
The Exabyte 210 Automated 8mm Tape Library
A durable robotic system that holds up to 10 20GB (uncompressed) data cartridges.
Fully compatible with Retrospect backup software and is extremely reliable.
It is available in a tower or rack mount style.
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The Exabyte EZ-17 is smaller desktop model that accommodates one Exabyte Mammoth tape
drive and 7 Exatape™ AME data cartridges (20GB uncompressed) in a removable data
cartridge magazine.
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The Exabyte Mammoth 8mm Tape Drive is a single low-cost solution.
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▼ Third-Party Peripheral Partners
Peripheral Partners Contact Information
Company
Address
Phone
Fax
Website
Adaptec
691 S. Milpitas Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035
408-945-8600
408-957-5602
www.adaptec.com
ADTX USA
12601 Monarch St.
Garden Grove, CA 92841
714-891-6508
714-890-8590
www.adtx.com
Andataco
10140 Mesa Rim Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121
800-334-9191
619-453-9191
619-453-9294
www.andataco.com
ATTO Technology, Inc.
155 CrossPoint Parkway
Amherst, NY 14068
716-691-1999
716-691-9353
www.attotech.com
AVDiGiTAL
495 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-224-8989
651-224-8987
www.avdigital.com
CharisMac
Engineering, Inc.
10,000 Hill View Rd.
Newcastle, CA 95658
530-885-4420
530-885-1410
www.charismac.com
CompuTech
International
525 Northern Blvd., Ste. 102
Great Neck, NY 11021
516-487-0101
516-487-5070
www.computech-intl.com
Cybernetics
111 Cybernetics Way
Yorktown, VA 23693
757-833-9990
757-833-9300
www.cybernetics.com
Diamond Multimedia
Systems, Inc.
2880 Junction Ave.
San Jose, CA 95134
800-468-5846
408-325-7000
408-325-7070
www.diamondmm.com
Direct Tech Systems,
Inc.
7580 Quattro Drive
Chanhassen, MN 55317
612-906-0900
612-392-2018
www.directtech.com
Diverse Logistics Inc.
2862 McGaw Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614
949-476-7171
949-476-0633
www.dilog.com
Eurologic Systems
1300 Massachusetts Ave.
Boxborough, MA 01719
978-266-9224
353-1-2061200
978-266-9228
353-1-2061291
www.eurologic.com
Exabyte
1685 38th St.
Boulder, CO 80300
800-EXABYTE
303-417-7792
www.exabyte.com
Griffin Technologies
80 Fesslers Lane
Nashville, TN 37210
615-255-0990
615-255-8040
www.griffintechnology.com
Hammer Storage
8450 Central Ave.
Newark, CA 94560
510-608-4000
510-608-4010
www.hammerstorage.com
Integrated Computing
Engines, Inc.
460 Totten Pond Rd.
Waltham, MA 02451
800-ICE-THIS
781-768-2300
781-768-2301
www.iced.com
Iomega Corporation
1821 W. Iomega Way
Roy, UT 84067
801-778-4477
801-778-4250
www.iomega.com
IXMICRO
2085 Hamilton Ave., 3rd Fl.
San Jose, CA 95125
888-467-8282
408-369-8282
408-369-0128
www.ixmicro.com
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Peripheral Partners Contact Information (Continued)
Company
Address
Phone
Fax
Website
JEMS Data Unlimited,
Inc.
52 Stiles Road
Salem, NH 03079
603-896-6319
603-894-9760
www.jemsdata.com
Keyspan
(division of InnoSys
Incorporated)
3095 Richmond Parkway
Suite 207
Richmond, CA 94806
510-222-0131
510-222-0323
www.keyspan.com
LaCie Limited
22985 NW Evergreen Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR 97124
503-844-4500
503-844-4508
www.lacie.com
Magma
9918 Via Pasar
San Diego, CA 92126
800-285-8990
858-530-2511
858-530-2733
www.magma.com
Matrox Graphics, Inc.
1025, boul, Saint-Regis
Dorval, Quebec, Canada H9P
2T4
514-969-6320
514-969-6363
www.matrox.com
Medéa Corporation
31826 Village Center Road
Suite C
Westlake Village, CA 91361
818-597-7645
818-597-7643
www.medeacorp.com
DataDirect Networks
(Mega Drive Systems,
Inc.)
9201 Oakdale Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
818-700-4600
818-700-7611
www.datadirectnetworks.com
Mercury Computer
Systems
199 Riverneck Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
508-256-1300
508-256-3599
www.mc.com
Micro Net Technology,
Inc.
80 Technology
Irvine, CA 92718
949-453-6100
714-453-6101
www.micronet.com
Microtech International,
Inc.
242 Branford Road
N. Branford, CT 06471-1303
800-626-4276
203-483-9402
203-483-0129
www.microtechint.com
MountainGate
Box 20757
Reno, NV 89515-0757
800-556-0222
775-824-0133
775-824-2626
www.mountaingate.com
Newer Technology, Inc.
4848 W. Irving Street
Wichita, KS 67209
316-943-0222
316-943-4515
www.newertech.com
nStor Corporation, Inc.
450 Technology Park
Lake Mary, FL 32746
407-829-3500
407-829-3633
www.nstor.com
Optima Technology
Corporation
17526 Von Karman
Irvine, CA 92714
714-476-0515
714-476-0613
www.optimatech.com
Pinnacle Micro
140 Technology
Irvine, CA 92618
800-553-7070
949-789-3000
www.pinnaclemicro.com
Post-Op Video
215 North Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
818-840-9100
POWERVAR, INC.
159 Fruit Street
Mansfield, MA 02048
508-337-4960
800-724-3511
www.postop.com
508-337-4970
www.powervar.com
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Peripheral Partners Contact Information (Continued)
Company
Address
Phone
Fax
Website
ProMax Technology,
Inc.
16 Technology Dr., #106
Irvine, CA 92718
800-977-6629
714-727-3546
www.promax.com
Rorke Data
9700 West 76th St.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
800-328-8147
612-829-0988
www.rorke.com
Sagitta Performance
Systems
Langstone Road,
Havant PO9 1SA England
44 (0) 1705
498851
614-337-2033
44 (0) 1705
498853
614-337-0447
www.sagitta-ps.com
SBS Technologies, Inc.
Bit 3 Operations
1284 Corporate Center Drive
St. Paul, MN 55121-1245
651-905-4700
651-905-4701
www.sbs-bit3.com
Techexport
One North Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803
781-685-5000
781-685-5001
www.techexport.com
Transoft Networks, Inc.
425 East Cota St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
800-949-6563
805-897-3350
805-897-3355
www.transoftnetworks.com
Trillium Research, Inc.
220 Locust St.
Hudson, WI 54016
715-381-1900
715-381-1901
www.adaptec.com
Wacom Technology
Corporation
1311 SE Cardinal Court
Vancouver, WA 98683
360-896-9833
360-896-9724
www.wacom.com
xistor
1790 Skyline Boulevard
Reno, NV 89509
800-xistor1
775-824-7777
775-824-3016
www.xistor.com
Xyratex
Langstone Road, Havant
Hampshire P09 1SA, U.K.
800-622-2549
44-0-1705486363
44-0-1705453611
www.xyratex.com
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