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Loa

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Is it the end of the line for those extremely cheap eSATA cards?

10.13 crashes instantly when those extensions are installed. Anyway to resurrect those cards on 10.13?

Thanks.
 

Loa

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Tried it, gave the same results. Immediate crash. Turns out that the Sonnet drivers ARE siliconimage 3132. It's the same damned thing, even down to the name of the drivers once you manually unpack the .pkg file.

Looks like it's time to change my external drive enclosure.
 
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InuNacho

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Dunno if it will help, but in the marketplace I listed a free Rocketraid 662 esata card. I have no idea if it will work with 10.13 but it works perfectly in 10.9 without any drivers.
I'll send it to you if you cover the ship form California.
 

Loa

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Thanks for the offer. But I'm trying to keep this as low cost as possible. If I can't find a few spare enclosures, I'll check if this card works in 10.13 and contact you.
 

Loa

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Well, the old ASM1061 eSATA card still works natively. Shame that it doesn't support port-multiplier (at least on macs), but it'll do until I buy the 2019 Mac Pro!
 

ActionableMango

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Tried it, gave the same results. Immediate crash. Turns out that the Sonnet drivers ARE siliconimage 3132. It's the same damned thing, even down to the name of the drivers once you manually unpack the .pkg file.

That's interesting. In that case a lot of Sonnet cards won't work on 10.13, including cards they are still selling right now.

Or maybe there is something unique or conflicting in your particular MP.
 

Loa

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Maybe, but it's a fresh install. As soon as I give the OK to install them (Apple pop-up for security), the computer crashes immediately...
 

ActionableMango

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I understand. It would be nice to see at least one other person confirmed with or without the same problem though.
 

tu2thepoo

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looks like at least one other person can't get the si3132 working in HS: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8087672

Just installed High Sierra on my 2010 mac pro. Technically a 2009 4,1 with a firmware upgrade to 5,1 and a new processor. I can load it if I remove almost all of the peripherals. ...This is the error message I got when I finally got it to boot up:
...
Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

com.SiliconImage.driver.Si3132(1.2.5)[9A111ADF-FA93-E94E-5440-5BE653899A6F]@0xf fffff7f8e2e0000->0
I had the same: I removed ALL the Silicon Image files and then it worked OK.

Here's an FAQ for a sonnet expresscard product based on SI3132: http://www.sonnettech.com/support/k...63_a2_b584_b37_b556_b39_b146&action=b945#b945
Note: Silicon Image has discontinued driver support for the Si3132 controller used in these cards.
Will the Tempo SATA E2P PCIe card or Tempo SATA ExpressCard/34 ever be compatible with macOS High Sierra? Sep-29-17
Unfortunately, not. The driver was written by the 3Gb SATA controller chip maker, Silicon Image, and they no longer maintain the macOS driver for this chip.
 
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ActionableMango

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Sonnet needs to stop selling these cards, or at least sell them as "10.5.8 to 10.12" instead of "10.5.8+".
 
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