It's been a while but there is a new issue with the USB 3.0 Lacie drivers. Basically they flood the system log with errors and bring the whole machine to a halt when they are used with the VLI810 hubs built in to many new boards. I noticed there is a new driver from Sonnet that they offer with their USB 3.0 add-on card (also NEC based). It seems to be based on the same driver as Lacie and even says in the description that it wont work with hubs on OS X but i still feel its worth a shot. The driver itself see,s to be a later release. The odd thing though is even though it has the same ioclass entry in plist as the lacie, while the lacie will load the sonnet driver never seems to load. Can someone take a look at this and see if they can edit the driver to load on generic hardware? I tried messing with plist definitions but that did not seem to help any.
Here is the link to the driver:
Firstly, thanks to Modbin and the people who tested out the patched driver. I have the Lacie USB3.0 express card in a MacPro 1,1 (late 2006), and the driver patch works great so far. The only thing I have to test it with is a Toshiba external usb3.0 drive, and I am getting 100MB/s speeds, compared to 36MB/s with USB2.0.
Unfortunately, I am getting the same sleep issues as other users. With or without the USB3.0 drive plugged into the computer, when I sleep the computer, the hard drives spin down, the display turns off, and it acts like it goes to sleep. But, the fans continue to spin at low rpm, and the computer never completely shuts off. It sure would be awesome if this problem could somehow be fixed without having to resort to unloading and reloading the kext every time I sleep my machine.
Though I am not a hugely knowledgeable programmer or anything, if I can help this effort by providing log files or anything else, let me know.
@Genzai: Has anyone gotten the Sonnet driver to work with a non-Sonnet Expresscard ( obviously, one with an NEC 720200 chipset ) ?
@badur: What filesystem was on your Toshiba USB 3.0 drive ? And if NTFS, WHICH drivers (Macfuse/NTFS-3G, or Paragon NTFS) were you using for your filesystem ?