|ID||Article Title||Post Date|
||What are the benefits of supporting Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC)? ||Mar-02-10|
||Is it possible to boot from a volume that resides on the Tempo SATA card? ||Mar-02-10|
|Macintosh bootable volumes are supported on the internal 2-port PCI card (part number TSATA) but are not supported on any of the other SATA cards at this time.|
||Can I hot-swap a disk drive that is attached to any Sonnet Tempo Serial ATA card? ||Mar-23-10|
||How does hot-swap functionality work? ||Mar-02-10|
|Hot-swap functionality enables you to connect and disconnect drives without having to power down your computer. This does not mean you can simply pull out a drive at any time; you must put away ("eject", "unmount", "dismount") the drive volume. For Mac OS X users, simply drag the drive icon associated with the drive(s) you wish to remove to the eject icon on the dock; Windows users using a Tempo SATA ExpressCard/34 may left-click on the eject icon in the taskbar for the drive they wish to eject. Only after the drives are ejected (unmounted) is it safe for you to disconnect the drives or cables. If you do not follow this procedure, data on your drives may become corrupted.|
||Can the Tempo SATA cards co-exist with other manufacturers' Serial ATA cards? ||Oct-27-09|
||Can I operate a Sonnet PCIe (x4) card in a PCIe x8 or x16 slot? ||Mar-02-10|
||Can I operate two Tempo SATA cards in the same system? ||Sep-02-09|
||I cannot get the Tempo SATA E4P to install properly under Windows Home Server. ||Sep-02-09|
|Does the card show up in the Device Manager (with a forced installation of the drivers) but will not activate? Doing an install on a fresh drive mounted to the Tempo SATA E4P is especially tricky, as the driver must be manually loaded during the install process. The installation must be done EXACTLY per the instructions provided in the User's Guide. Th error condition encountered is typical of what happens when assumptions are made about the location of the driver. Windows can NEVER search for the driver, it NEVER finds it correctly. It must be navigated to until the file "mvsata.inf" is presented and selected.|
||Tempo SATA E4P not recognized in a Mac Pro. ||Sep-02-09|
||Is Tempo SATA E4P, E4i, X4P, or X4i compatible with Red Hat Linux? ||Sep-02-09|
|Tempo SATA E4P, E4i, X4P, and X4i are supported under Red Hat Enterprise 4 Linux with Marvell (TSATAII chip set) drivers. The Marvell Linux driver supports direct connect drives but not port multipliers, so there is no compatibility with the Fusion D4Q, Fusion D5P, Fusion R4Q and Fusion R4P storage systems. As in Windows, drives must be connected at boot time.|
||How do I set up a RAID 0 striped array under Windows XP Professional or Vista? ||Mar-23-10|
||Can I set up a RAID 1 mirrored array under Windows XP or Vista? ||Mar-23-10|
||The Sonnet Tempo SATA card does not work with my Western Digital My Book Premium ES Edition, or Seagate Technology FreeAgent Pro. ||Mar-02-10|
||I upgraded my Tempo SATA software in a PowerMac G4 or G5 and the card is giving a lot of system errors. ||Oct-12-09|
||I have connected a large hardware RAID volume (for example, a 4TB Fusion D400QR5) to a Sonnet Pro SATA card in a Macintosh, and it is showing up as only 2TB. Why? ||Oct-14-09|
||The performance of my drive array is significantly less than I expect. ||Jun-14-11|
|Another manufacturer's previously-installed SATA driver may be accessing a Sonnet SATA card in error causing a drive access slowdown. For example, we have seen Fusion D400QR5 performance drop from 200MB/s to under 50MB/s in such circumstances. The solution is to remove the other manufacturer's SATA driver.|
||Are Sonnet Tempo SATA cards compatible with the Drobo S? ||Feb-02-11|
||How do I uninstall the Sonnet Pro SATA Driver? ||Dec-26-10|
||I connected a Red Station media reader to the eSATA ports, but the media would not mount. How do I mount the media? ||May-06-13|
|Mac OS 10.7.5 will not mount FAT32 volumes connected to the eSATA ports of this device. (FAT32 volumes mount fine in 10.6.8 and in 10.8.2 and later.)|
As a workaround, you can manually mount volumes with the following procedure:
1) Open terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal)
2) Run the following command:
Look for the target volume in the IDENTIFIER column. The volume will have a name like disk4s2.
3) Create a mount point by using the following terminal command:
Note: myvolume is the name of the mount point you will create and must be unique - for example, you cannot mkdir /Volumes/FAT if a volume named FAT is already mounted.
4) Mount the target volume with the command:
sudo mount -t msdos /dev/disk4s2 /Volumes/myvolume
Note: disk4s2 is the from the IDENTIFIER column from step 2. myvolume is the unique name you chose in step 3.
The volume should now be mounted and is available for use. The volume must also be unmounted through terminal - finder will not be able to unmount the volume.
The command to unmount the volume is:
sudo umount /Volumes/myvolume
where myvolume is the mount point you created in step 3.
||eSATA drives won't mount after updating to OS X 10.7.4 ||Jun-22-12|