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Qio for Mac
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Driver (4)
IDDownload TitleDownload LinkPost Date
496 Qio System Installer and Uninstaller (OS X, macOS) 1.5.0Nov-29-2016
Operating System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.8+, macOS 10.12.6+
File Name: dskcd-qio-150.dmg
File Size: 2.7 MB
Description: This software enables the use of Qio with Mac Pro and MacBook Pro computers with a PCIe slot or ExpressCard slot, respectively, and other Mac computers connected via Thunderbolt. In addition to drivers to support Qio and its SATA controller, this installer installs drivers for supported memory card media. Supports OS X 10.6.8-10.11; macOS 10.12 (Sierra).

Release Notes:
Version 1.5.0 includes an improved, signed uninstaller compatible with macOS 10.12 (Sierra).

Known Issues:
• When using Qio 1.5.0, you may need to start your computer from the shut down state in order for sleep to work properly.
• If you are updating your computer's Qio software from version 1.1.7 or earlier, and you intend to update its OS from OS X 10.7.5 or earlier to 10.8 or later, you MUST install Qio 1.5.x software before upgrading the OS! For more information, see this FAQ .
• Apple removed USB 2.0 over Thunderbolt support beginning in OS X 10.8.2. If you are using the Qio connected via Thunderbolt in 10.8.2+ and you need USB ExpressCard adapter support, then you need to install the USB 2.0 Over Thunderbolt Patch .
 
631 Sony SxS Memory Card Driver for macOS 2.0.0.06260Apr-10-2015
710 Sony SxS UDF Driver for macOS and Windows 2.4.0, 2.2.0--
725 USB 2.0 Over Thunderbolt Patch for Qio/Qio E3 1.1Jun-17-2013
 
Firmware (2)
Manual (4)
FAQ (30)
IDArticle TitlePost Date
491 Are Sonnet Tempo SATA cards compatible with the Drobo S? Feb-02-11
Sonnet has tested the following cards with the Drobo S:
Tempo SATA E2P..............................compatible
Tempo SATA E4P..............................not compatible
Tempo SATA ExpressCard/34...........compatible
Tempo SATA Edge ExpressCard/34...compatible
Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34.....not compatible
Tempo SATA X4P..............................not compatible
Qio eSATA ports...............................not compatible
 
495 My P2 card is unexpectedly unmounting from my Qio after I wake a Mac Pro or MacBook Pro from sleep. v1045050Aug-01-13
499 I get a blue screen on my Mac Pro/MacBook Pro instead of booting when I connect Qio v1045050Mar-24-10
501 Are all C600X CF Cards more or less equal performance in a Qio? Mar-22-10
503 Can I power the Qio from a FireWire port on a MacBook Pro? Mar-23-10
This powering method is not officially supported because the Qio can require more power than one FireWire port's power specification. However, the single FireWire port on the unibody MacBook Pro seems to be capable of providing more power (up to 20W in our test) than its specification. In Sonnet tests under the following conditions:
1) If Qio is used with only memory cards (SxS's or SDHC, but not ExpressCard/34 controller cards; P2 cards but not CardBus controller cards; and/or CF Cards);
2) Qio has not more than one Fusion F2 powered from the Qio; and
3) MacBook Pro is unibody model;
then the Qio plus one Fusion F2 seems to be able to be bus powered from the unibody MacBook Pro FireWire port. You would need to use the FireWire power cable provided with the Fusion F2. Sonnet does not guarantee or support this configuration.

This does not seem to work in MacBook Pro models previous to the unibody.
 
509 Is the Qio driver compatible with a 64-bit kernel boot of OS X 10.6 or 10.7? Aug-01-13
510 Can I use the AJA IO Express with the Sonnet Qio in a MacBook Pro? Mar-23-10
512 My Qio was working fine with my ExpressCard/34 bus interface card, but the Qio does not work with my PCIe Express bus interface card in an early 2009 MacPro. Mar-31-10
514 My unibody MacBook Pro will spontaneously restart after shutdown with Qio attached. Mar-31-10
516 What kind of battery can I use with the Qio? Apr-08-10
527 Why does my Maci take so long to boot when the Qio is attached? Jul-31-13
528 Why can't a Mac Pro acknowledge the Qio if it is plugged in after the Mac is booted? Sep-13-13
536 With a Qio connected, my Mac Pro kernel panics when I shut down after using Avid Media Composer. Jul-31-13
547 I'm getting a OS X kernel panic when I remove an SxS card from the Qio connected to a tower Mac Pro that also has a video capture card installed. Oct-31-14
563 I'm getting a long blue screen when I boot a Mac with Qio installed. Sep-13-13
566 I upgraded to 10.6.8 and my system no longer boots. Sep-26-11
576 What version of OS X do I need to use Qio with MacBook Pro? Aug-20-14
581 Is Qio Compatible with 17" Thunderbolt MacBook Pro? Sep-13-13
632 Is Qio compatible with Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter? Jul-31-13
633 Is Qio compatible with the Matrox T/ADP Thunderbolt Port Adapter? Feb-28-12
639 Is the Qio PCIe 2.0 Bus Extender card compatible in all slots of the Mac Pro 5,1? May-06-13
646 How can I read UDF Formatted SxS cards? Aug-11-17
648 Why is the Panasonic OS X P2 driver not compatible with 64-bit mode, while the Sony SxS driver, CF driver and SATA drivers are compatible with 64-bit mode? Oct-31-14
651 Do Qio and Qio CF4 support UDMA 7 CompactFlash cards? May-06-13
653 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
678 Is the Qio compatible with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks)? Oct-31-14
The Qio is compatible with OS 10.10 (Yosemite) and 10.9.5 (Mavericks) when using Qio software version 1.3.2 and later.
 
693 My computer kernel panics after updating OS X to 10.8.2. What can I do to fix it? (Qio/Qio CF4/Qio E3 issue) Nov-06-12
713 My Qio Does Not Recognize My SD-to-SxS Adapter May-07-13
730 I have a Retina MacBook Pro (or other Mac introduced in 2012), and my machine won't boot after installing Qio software. Dec-06-12
757 My Stardom RAIDSonic ST3620-2S-S2 is not reliable with 6Gb drives and and a 6Gb controller. Jul-08-13
 






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