external caddy esata help

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  1. jessejames690 macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks,

    Long time reader first time post.

    My PC has just given up this morning and I have an external esata caddy with 4 1tb drives in. These are all formatted to NTFS however I do have paragon ntfs on my 2009 MB pro.

    I have an express card/34 3gbs card plugged into the relevant slot on the MB however the drives are not coming up on the mac? anyone got an idea why?

    I literally have all my work on these hard drives and need access to them.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What exact ExpressCard do you have? Did you install its drivers?
    Do the drives show up in Disk Utility?
     
  3. jessejames690 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi

    no not showing up in disk utility

    the card is an ExpressCard/34 Raid5 esata2 3gbps (thats all it says on the card)
     
  4. jessejames690 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    From some furious google searches it looks like a Vydeo Express Card 34 but finding the driver is proving difficult
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Go to System Profiler ( Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and earlier ) or System Report ( Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and later) in your Utilities folder (CMD+SHIFT+U while in Finder), then select Hardware > PCI Cards and look for the Device ID.
    In the following screenshot, it is "0x3132" and I used it to find Mac drivers for my cheap Sitecom ExpressCard via "mac drivers 3132" as search terms for a www search engine, which provided me with Silicon Image drivers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in my case.
    The card works, I get the occasional kernel panic (once every seven insert operations), but that is okay, since it is not used for critical purposes.

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  6. jessejames690 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ExpressCard:

    Type: SATA Controller
    Driver Installed: No
    MSI: No
    Bus: PCI
    Slot: ExpressCard
    Vendor ID: 0x1095
    Device ID: 0x3132
    Subsystem Vendor ID: 0x1095
    Subsystem ID: 0x3132
    Revision ID: 0x0001
    Link Width: x1
    Link Speed: 2.5 GT/s

    So i installed the sillicon drivers, still no go.
     
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    Did you restart? And what exact drivers (link or screenshot) did you use? And what Mac OS X version do you have?
     
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    I myself have Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (10.6.8) and use that "same" ExpressCard, but it seems you run Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (10.7.5), and for that there are no drivers listed. It may just be incompatible with your OS and you have to get another ExpressCard that works with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

    Mac OS X versions in the last ten years (numbers and names):

    • Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
    • Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
    • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

     
  10. jessejames690 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63) ha, I really don't remember upgrading to lion but I must of done at some point!

    Damn is that the end of the matter then.

    Sonnett Express 34 Card required then !!!
     
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