eSata express card and Macbook Pro Snow Leopard 10.6

Finally Silicon Image have released 10.6 compatible drivers for their Sil3132 chipset which includes my Lacie dual channel eSata ExpressCard

eSata expresscard has been a disaster since Snow Leopard came out and now my machine is running its external drives back at full speed.

Why Apple didn’t put an eSata connector on the laptop is a mystery, especially given that its on the motherbaord as the internal drive is SATA.

Here’s where the new driver are

One thought on “eSata express card and Macbook Pro Snow Leopard 10.6

  1. i had leoprad and had one esata card which worked great.
    oneday i installed snow leopard, since that my card did not work anymore.
    i searched everywhere and bought 4 cards from internet.
    no one work.
    finaly i bought one from germany and this one works.
    i can install snowleopard on harddisk attached to this card, it works, i can format and install again and again it works.
    i can boot.
    i can cut videos and write directly to the harddisk and the card works.
    the card works 12 hours no mistakes, no frozen os.
    i have an ssd hd from kingstone.
    my snow leopard boots in less than 7 seconds.

    the card from germany i found on http://www.leaf-computer.de it is 1 port esata card calls LCOSBOOTER-1P
    i paid 48usd for the card + 15usd for the shipping.

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