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I have the pexesata2 card from startech.com. They told me they don't have official Lion support but if I downloaded the driver from the silicon image, it should work. It hasn't.

Does anybody know how to get the sil3132 driver working? I'm on 10.7.2 with 64bit kernal.
 
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I have the pexesata2 card from startech.com. They told me they don't have official Lion support but if I downloaded the driver from the silicon image, it should work. It hasn't.

Does anybody know how to get the sil3132 driver working? I'm on 10.7.2 with 64bit kernal.


Have to add this: http://www.drivers-download.com/en/downloadlist.php?id=72
Specifically this link: http://www.drivers-download.com/Drv/Silicon/SIL3132/SiI3132_1.2.5.0_Sil_Pkg.zip

Downloaded, and installed on 10.12.5 now, it scanned and detected the drive, haven't yet stress tested it :)
 
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I've got one and no more compatible with High Sierra : KP at boot. Worked perfectly on Sierra (in /L/E/ or in Clover /EFI/clover/kexts/other/
lacie esata sismo.jpg

BTW, this one should work without driver.
 

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I've got one and no more compatible with High Sierra : KP at boot. Worked perfectly on Sierra (in /L/E/ or in Clover /EFI/clover/kexts/other/

BTW, this one should work without driver.

Can confirm that the SiI 3132 driver posted here causes High Sierra to kernel panic at boot after the initial half of the installation. Had to remove boot into a backup of Sierra, delete the kext *on the Sierra backup* *and* from /S/L/E on the High Sierra partition, and then run kextcache -i /Volumes/macOS (as opposed to just kextcache -i / - you want the kexts rebuilt on the target, not really on your backup). Probably I'll reinstall the driver on my Sierra backup on the off-chance I want to use this.

It's a real shame. Does anybody know of any other eSATA card that supports SiI port multipliers, but which have drivers that work in High Sierra and Windows 10? (This is how I was connecting/using my optical media ripping tower.)
 
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...Does anybody know of any other eSATA card that supports SiI port multipliers, but which have drivers that work in High Sierra and Windows 10?
As already mentioned this works OOB on MacOS X High Sierra and Windows 10 (tested)

PS: didn't need to remove kext from clover nor /L/E to install High Sierra, neither clearing nvram or rebuilding cache. Just removed the card from PCI-e port.
 
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As already mentioned this works OOB on MacOS X High Sierra and Windows 10 (tested)

PS: didn't need to remove kext from clover nor /L/E to install High Sierra, neither clearing nvram or rebuilding cache. Just removed the card from PCI-e port.

Right, I guess if it isn't detected, there's no reason for the kext to load. But I didn't want to unplug it; I was actively using the card in Windows 10.
Does this Sonnet card support SiI port multipliers?
ED: This is a $200 card. Even if it did work, I wouldn't pay that much.
 
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This is a 4 e-sata ports, maybe they will make a 2 e-sata as the old one won't work in High Sierra.

Yeah I hope so. But much more important is that they make one that works with FIS-based port multipliers. I have two ripping/burning/scanning towers that use them.



The current card I have cost me maybe $20, plus another $10-15 for an extra eSATA bracket. Probably I will revert back to Sierra in the meantime, or just use my current card in Windows.
 
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;(
Yes, just upgraded from 10.12.6 where the Sil3132 worked still like a charm, but it KPs HS/10.13.3 ;(

Those USB3-eSATA looks interesting... just now need to get a proper set of USB3 ports
(My Sil3132 will be migrated down to my NAS4Free storage or my Linux gateway... as did my FireWire adapters to capture MiniDV tapes ;( )
 
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