Firmware with no issues will display either: This software runs only under Mac OS X. About the Sonnet Fusion P: A SATA drive appears to Windows as a fixed hard drive and there is no mechanism in Windows to prepare the drive for removal except in notebook computers. Not compatible with PCIe 3.

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Sil3231 eSATA card just won’t work. [Solution found]

Update the port multiplier board’s firmware. Port Multiplier 0x 0x 0x1F 0x06 0x07 Problematic firmware for the will display: Nov 16, Posts: I edit high definition video, so any extra speed I can add to the system is helpful.

Sun Dec 20, 8: Updating the port multiplier firmware solves this problem. After that it’s literally plug and play. I would recommend this product to anyone looking purchase an esata card. Are you planning to incorporate external data storage in your computer setup, but need a SATA host controller card to make the connection? Not all host adapter cards support port multipliers, but Tempo SATA E2P does—through its two ports, this card can handle up to ten 2 drives!


If not, add them might have to use a command line text editor with sudo. Sun Dec 20, 9: The console log for the v1.

Many offer swappable drive trays, which are perfect for managing daily backups and multiple projects, and most are portable. Note that you must have a drive installed in the enclosure to update the firmware. So its defintiely the card. Are you booted to the bit kernel?

I’ve tested the cable and chassis Thermaltake BlackX Duet elsewhere and they worked fine, and both drives would show up when connected via USB albeit at a drastically slower speed.

Problem with Silicon Image Driver on Snow Leopard! : Apple OS X

How to determine whether the Silicon Image port multiplier chip is identifying itself correctly to the system: I think you need to be. Tried installing the drivers from the CD v1. Mac OS X This version fixes an issue that caused drive formatting to fail intermittently.

While the chip itself is physically labeledit identifies itself to the system as a In the upper right corner, type “port multiplier” in the filter field, and then press the return key; the filtered resutls will show the port 01×095 firmware identificationn. The card is recognized in System Profiler: When upgrading your OS X software you may need to reinstall your product’s Sonnet driver software.


The performance of my drive array is significantly less than I expect. I am booting to the bit kernel.

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Sun Dec 20, 4: This was just a test, but I was 0d1095 it would be successful, or at least easier than this. Visit Silicon Image’s support page. Mon Dec 21, 3: For the most part they release updates in a timely 0x11095, which is worth the extra money IMHO as we all know Apple is want to release updates that break things fairly often.

Overall I’m very satisfied with the device. I noticed an instant improvement in read times when quickly shuttling through HD timelines.