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Oct
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answered Mac Pro eSata Snow Leopard
Sep
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comment Mac Pro eSata Snow Leopard
mac pro is full at the moment - two drives in a RAID for data one for Snow Leopard and my Original Leopard drive. The external is so I can take work and copies of data with me - it was all automated, so I could leave quite quickly... I need a rethink or a UK supplier of Firmtek cards
Sep
7
comment Mac Pro eSata Snow Leopard
oh well, seem not. it failed a Time Machine backup with undisclosed error and in th emiddle of a drive repair (as suggested by time machine) promptly Kernel Panicked. Back to USB connection for a while then... :(
Sep
7
comment Mac Pro eSata Snow Leopard
of course, where I typed Leopard I meant Snow Leopard... So far so good - disk transfers are happening fine, all seems to be okay, sleep and wake also fine. fingers crossed.
Sep
7
comment Mac Pro eSata Snow Leopard
I recall having problems on my MacBook Pro when I upgraded it to 4MB it kept KP'ing whenever I used the eSATA express card and the drivers leopard didn't like - at that time I reverted to the SiI3132 Base drivers - 1.1.9 siliconimage.com/support/searchresults.aspx?pid=32&cat=3 and that cured the problem. I'm currently experimenting with that driver on my Mac Pro with Leopard. Seems okay so far. if you see no more comments, assume it's the fix. ;)
Sep
7
comment Mac Pro eSata Snow Leopard
Been looking at that, will it work with an external raid box like the DAS200? I'm wondering if the chipset in the DAS200 box will cause issues. Reading the Sonnet technical information I'm starting to wonder.
Sep
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asked Mac Pro eSata Snow Leopard
Aug
20
comment External USB disk causing OS X shutdown to hang
erm, I'd rather not start over with Time Machine, there's two years of backups here. and isn't repair permissions for the system files? this is a TM backup. repair permissions is greyed out...
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asked External USB disk causing OS X shutdown to hang