eSATA PCI card freezing OSX up

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by grata, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. grata macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008

    I installed a Dynex eSATA pci-e card into my Mac Pro.

    PROBLEM!- When i attempt to shut down, it never works, it hangs up with a blank screen and the wheel going round and round forever.


    If i try to start up with an eSATA external drive on, it will never fully start up-just hangs up again.

    It will work if i plug the eSATA cable in after booting, then turn on the external drive, and likewise, eject it and power off before shutting down.

    I really do not want to have to go through this every time i start up/ shut down.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem? ANy suggestions welcome.

  2. dave-tx macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2007
    I am considering buying this card, after failing to get the Sonnet Tempo to work. Has anyone (particularly those with the Early 2008 Mac Pro) had any luck with the Dynex eSATA card?

    I need hot-swap capability, or I'd just run cables from internal SATA connectors.

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