View Full Version : RocketRaid 3520 + PMG5 = no ethernet?!?

Feb 10, 2010, 10:27 AM
Hi - have a late 2005 PMG5 dual 2.3 running OS X Server 10.5.8.

Put a Highpoint RocketRaid 3520 into it, the card works fine (albeit not without a little fiddling on the install), but with the card installed, all the ethernet ports die ("cable disconnected" in Network prefs). Card has the latest firmware that I can find (, and latest drivers (1.3.2)

Uninstalled the 3520 drivers, same problem.

Removed the card, ethernet works fine again - seems to be a hardware conflict of some kind (ethernet ports are on the PCI bus also).

Digging through the 3520 drivers I find this:

"Known Problem * RR3520/3510 RAID controller has conflict with the enternet on PowerMac G5"

Very interesting since it is listed as being specifically compatible:


So question is - does anyone else have this issue? Has older/newer firmware/drivers resolved it? I emailed Highpoint but no response yet.

Only other option seems to be to install a NIC card, but I suppose there is a chance of that not working as well...