Thanks again Calgor for the rapid reply!
The few seconds (if any) I would gain in loading up the flash ROM of the Deneb is not worth the trial-and-error time wasted when, after all, all I wanted was USB access.
I "scoped out" the TerraTec card, and the pickings were few in the cheap range; I did pick up a TerraTec 512i off A-Bay for 40 cubic-feet of something for use under OS 3.9. But I am NOT the guy who walks into a room and says, "Your speakers are out of phase!" I may give a search or two late at night in the future, but I can get good results from USB sound dongle if thats the route I wanted to go. I did look briefly for a Subway USB device since E3B lists them as still available; yeah, only if you work for E3B. Even still, I would have to put back in my X-surf card for just it's clock port, and I'd rather not.
If wishes came true:
It would still be nice to get Mech's SCSI card reader (http://www.A4000T.com
) working under OS 4.1. Hot swapable boot devices and storage is nice. I've backed up 16 Gb of hard drive to a 16 Gb SD card (under OS 3.9).
Turboprint's drivers are basically a configuration file, that I've played with to see if I could make a real driver for my HP ColorLaser 2064dn, but I can't find any instructions. Sometimes trial-and-error doesn't get you there.
The Classics's OS 4.1 is begging for a REAL manual, not a FAQ.
There is a great Samba for Idiots Amiga site, but they don't have a "Troubleshooting" section for when it fails (yeah, Amiga Explorer does not get around the problem I have either).
There should be more information on the PCI SATA card based on the Sil3112/Sil3114 chipset, at least in regards to speed; is it faster then the 30 Meg/s I get with UW SCSI? It's SATA 1 (150M/s) but those are not real numbers).
I read Cyborg's comment thread and it sounds like he was interested in providing a RTL8139 device driver, that would be nice.
I use a SCSI->IDE card to IDE -> CF which gives me 1) Convenience of plug-and-play, 2) Ease of adding storeage, and 3) Ease of backup, but it is not hot-swapable. Speed is 22 Megs/s, which is quite good.
It would be "Cool" to have a Pre-compiler for 68K programs to PPC, as JIT has to have situations were it can't just stop and say, "Whoa partner that ain't right."
Wouldn't it be nice if the Sonnet Crescendo/7200 G3 PCI card (still available for 30 cubic-feet for a 500MHz G3 directly from them) could plug into a PCI slot and add some speed? The card has 3 slots for up to 384Mg of memory. It's set at 5V, at least it want 5V Mac memory which is pretty cheap.
I would like to have "PureBasic" make native PPC programs. It is now a free download and a good replacement for True Basic.
Well, there ought to be a Santa Clause too.
What are your thoughts?