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News Archive for Thursday May 17th, 2012

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Sonnet Update/Info on Tempo E4P/E4i/Pro SATA card drives not mounting in 10.7.4
Follow-up to problem reported last week by a Tempo Pro Expresscard user (E4P/E4i PCIe cards use same drivers) saying his eSATA drives connected to the card did not mount after updating to 10.7.4. Kevan G. sent a note Sonnet says the mounting problem w/2.2.8 drivers is only in 32-bit mode and will be fixed in v2.2.9 drivers to be released today:

"eSATA drives won't mount after updating to OS X 10.7.4
Sonnet has isolated the occurance of drives not mounting in 10.7.4, which occurs only in 32-bit mode with the Tempo SATA E4P, E4i, and Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34. Users running in 64-bit mode will not experience any issue. (To boot in 64-bit, hold down the 6 and 4 keys when the Mac starts up.) Install driver 2.2.9 or greater to fix the 32-bit mode issue. This driver version will be posted by May 17th."

Update: Apparently late Friday they finally posted v2.2.9 at a Tempo Pro drivers page. (E4P page linked but same Tempo Pro SATA driver download also at Tempo E4i drivers and Tempo SATA Pro expresscard drivers pages.)

BTW - I don't have the link handy but some later reports in apple's forums were about a Sonnet AHCI extension (p/o a driver install) that should be removed (not needed with post-10.7.1 versions IIRC). Also some notes about 3rd party utils like SMCfancontrol, iStat's utils, etc causing a lot of console messages related to the new 10.7.4 SMC kernel extension which now logs errors/polling of non-existing sensors/fans, etc in some models. (One suggestion other than the obvious removing the 3rd party app/util was to reinstall the 10.7.3 kext from the 10.7.3 Combo Updater via Pacifist utility.)


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