February 11, 2019

Thus ending the battle with esata card altogether. When being booted up on He said these installed fine. And always check for driver updates. However, I have pulled it before powering down and disconnecting drives and never had a kernel panic. Rated 4 out of 5 by Robbym from Does a good job at a good price.

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All Auction Buy It Now. RAID 1 Mirror allows data to be written at the same time to two drives for the highest level of data safety and redundancy. See later post above. I doubt many readers are using it but just a FYI on those that are. Then, if I power down the card, pull it out, and re-insert it, it will work without any trouble at all. Sep 1, Unsure if its the enclosure itself or the chipset being incompatible.

I do have the latest firmware and have had no problems with the drive in the past.

He said typically MB per second is good for RAID 5 on the two port card, but could be more like – MB per second with the four-port, just in the way they handle the data differently. Item location see all.


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There also is an “r5” version for cards with RAID5 support. The other is a single drive. When being booted up on Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post.

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I was then forced to reformat it. Aah, you can’t hide from inflation. Later posts in that thread have other more recent notes and tips. Esatx can also do a “MD5” compare on files from the terminal but the large DMG example is easier for most.

I wonder if it is such a fundamental change in Snow that Apple might not be of some help with this problem. I believe that Apple was playing it safe and considered the driver incompatible due to the future which may boot into a bit kernel by default.

In the past though some had problems with the SI site ref drivers but not sonnet’s installer despite it often being the same version – perhaps something in their installer helped? With some driver based cards, often a driver esatw was required after a major OS update, but some cards are natively supported.

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If you get anything to work I would like to hear about it. Skip to main content.


Each type of hard drive is designed to work specifically in either a desktop computer environment, or connected to a RAID controller hardware or software-based. I installed the SI beta linked above. F1’s may be shipping with even later firmware now. Also, if I let the drive spin down I’m in the same boat.

As soon as I unplug the card, all of my problems magically disappear. AC adapter for USB bus power. Also no response from Sonnet client service about this development. I was hoping this would be fixed by now but wasn’t in The Voyager advertises hot-swap capability, but this is not available when using the eSATA interface — the Mac must be powered off before adding or removing a drive.

The only loin is to format and start over with different connection.