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Looking for Feedback on SI3132 SATA card drivers with OS X 10.9.2
An iMac owner running Mavericks considering the eSATA Mini-PCIe card mod asked if anyone had used Silicon Image's 3132 drivers in OS X 10.9.2. (Drivers list still has 2010 dates.) If you've used a SI3132-based SATA card (PCIe, Mini-PCIe, ExpressCard) using the drivers from the Silicon Image support page (select sil3132 from "Product Support" menu, Javascript reqd) or a vendor's site (many 'brands' of relabeled 3132 cards), let me know. Thanks.
(Major OS upgrades usually remove the SI drivers as incompatible, requiring a reinstall.)
I've used SI3132 PCIe and Expresscards in the past (older posts/pages here), but the only Mac I have running Mavericks is a 2012 mini, which can't use them. (Last OS I used 3132 cards (PCIe & Expresscard) with was OS X 10.6.x. I replaced the PCIe 3132 card with a faster, natively supported NewerTech SATA3 card and never upgraded the Mac Pro or MacBook Pro past 10.6.8.)
(Update) Here's a reply from a reader today. (3132 based Expresscard user.)

"Silicon Image's 3132 drivers in OS X 10.9
I have booted my Late 2008 MacBook Pro into OS X 10.9 several times and can verify that the driver version I am using works. I didn't do any extensive tests though.
This is the version I have been using:
www.siliconimage.com/docs/SiI3132_1.2.5.0_Sil_Pkg.zip
There also is an "r5" version for cards with RAID5 support.
Cheers, Jan"

Thanks Jan. I always used the non-RAID driver but again never tried it with 10.9.x. (If anyone missed it earlier, OS X 10.9.2 was said to fix the problem of no Expresscard support in OS X 10.9 with 2010 MacBook Pros. Link is to posts from FirmTek and readers last fall.)
  

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