making sure an esata express card uses the right drivers ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bjaz, May 27, 2010.

  1. bjaz macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2009
    hello all

    I have a non-jmicron e-sata express card,

    on snowleopard- which means it's non bootable, but it works- yet i was wondering if the drivers were installed right- if i right click on the card icon in the finder it reads Silicon Image and Sil 3132 SATA Link controler-

    I installed the driver found on the apiotek page Mac OSX 10.5, 10.6 Snow Leopard (BASE) | (RAID) but I'm wondering if the express card is sing the right one, getting the following benchtests on a 5400 drive (which used to be my mbp's internal drive) :

    Results 35.01
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.6.3 (10D578)
    Physical RAM 4096 MB
    Model MacBookPro3,1
    Drive Type FUJITSU MHW2120BH
    Disk Test 35.01
    Sequential 53.25
    Uncached Write 54.16 33.25 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 55.40 31.35 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 43.08 12.61 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 64.97 32.65 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 26.08
    Uncached Write 9.44 1.00 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 60.86 19.48 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 55.01 0.39 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 77.95 14.46 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    opinions ?
    I was wondering how to remove the drivers and re-install them, to make sure the card's using the one's it's supposed to use, which I believe shoud be this one ie 1.2.4

    I really don't know how to make sure the card isn't using another driver, and that it's running at it's full potential- 30Mbs second sounds a little slow, unless i'm not reading the benchmark right... the same enclosure ( ) gets higher specs in firewire 800....

    what can I do ?


  2. bjaz thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2009
    I tried to format a 7200 rpm HDD as raid and got rougly 80 Mbs-- does this seem right ?



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