MBP an sil3132 esata drive

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  1. cubedwellerca, Jan 24, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2011

    cubedwellerca macrumors newbie

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    Yes, this old chestnut. I've trawled through the many threads on the dreaded sil3132 esata driver issues but haven't come across a solution that seems to work in my particular situation.

    I eagerly installed some drivers for my generic sil3132-powered eSata card and the little icon appears in the menu bar. When it didn't immediately recognize the drive I then (perhaps jumping the gun) installed some other drivers people recommended.

    So here's where I am today. The system profiler recognizes the esata card:

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    But the external drive refuses to mount and when I check in the disk utility, it sees the drives but then the application itself freezes.

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    it's important to note that the drive works fine when connected via USB.

    So I guess my questions are:

    1) How do I uninstall the sil3132 driver and start again? Is there anything else I need to remove?
    2) Which driver should I be using for a MBP running 10.6.6? I've heard good things about the Sonnet drivers.

    Thanks for you help!
     
  2. cubedwellerca thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just realized my images weren't showing up. Fixed.

    So yeah, any help would be appreciated. Mainly on removing the drivers and starting again!
     

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