Here is another success story of an old discontinued legacy system.
Running flawlessly Catalina with updates 10.5.7, everything works:
Mobo: Asus P6X58D-E
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX580 OC Lite
SSD: 512 Transcend 370
USB 3.0:NEC USB 3.0:
LAN & Sound (Crippled): Fried by lightning...
There are many chipsets and manufacturers. Forum threads offer conflicting advice. I do not need RAID support. I simply want to up my internal port count with good throughput for any additional storage.
The card I'm leaning towards based on price, features and availability is the IOCrest...
I wouldn't post here if I didn't try fixing the issue myself but yet here I am.
I've been trying to get macOS High Sierra working on my P6X58D-E board with the Marvell 88E8056 NIC. There are numerous kexts for this one, some with only plist modifications, some with all of the child kexts...
I have a 3TB WDC WD30EZRX-00DC0B0 drive connected to the the internal SATA 6Gb/s connector which I believe is hosted by the Marvell 88SE9172 chip on the motherboard. I'm running El Capitan with 10.11.3 and the drive is failing to format with Disk Utility.
My mobo of Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH has 6 SATA ports, which I thought would be enough. However, the mSATA drive slot on the mobo is on the same bus as the 6th SATA port, so I can only use one or the other (plugging in an mSATA disables the 6th SATA port).
To get around this issue, I figured...
Intel i5 760
MSI GTX 460 1GB
Corsair Dominator 2x2GB
Seagate HDD (SATA III)
LG DVD drive (SATA II)
OS: Mountain Lion 10.8.2
So, my motherboard has:
- 6 SATA II ports by Intel P55 chipset
- 2 SATA III ports by Marvell 88SE9128B1
- 1 IDE by Marvell 88SE9128B1