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ltodoto

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Hello!

I'm currently looking for a way to run Marvell 88SE6480 onboard SATA/SAS controller in Snow Leopard.
In the configuration of my workstation it has following DEV/VEN IDs: 0x648511ab.

Is there any compatible kernel extensions for this chip?

Thanks in advance.

PS Sorry for my poor English

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Try SuperVIAATA.kext, it works with Marvell 88SE61xx, no idea if it will work with yours though. Please post feedback once you have it installed.

While I'm here let me share this great page with you: http://www.station-d...age/marvell.htm
I don't think many people know about it. I always get my Marvell drivers from there (of course there aren't any for OS X).

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Thank you for your reply.

I've tried this extension - it has loaded successfully - but there's no signs of controller to be recognized.

Do you have any other idea of what can make OS X see this controller as SAS/hardware RAID?

PS About this page (Station Drivers) - I've already been there some time ago - thanks anyway.

My question is still open.

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So, I had a little research and found that there is HighPoint RocketRaid 2680, which has a 88SE6485 chip on it (which, I assume, is somewhat compatible with 88SE6480).
This card is supported by kext, which is embedded in SL (called HighPointRR.kext), but unfortunately, this kext does not know about my chip...
I'm going to investigate further by disassembling this kext. Any help/information about RR 2680 card would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Go read the pinned topic titled "[how to] make a legacy kext" in the Genius Bar. Try to do the same type of modification to HighPointRR.kext, if possible.

Of course I can't guarantee that you can add support for your device this way but it's worth a try.

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Itodoto - did you have any luck with the kext at all? I would like to make an osx server box and would like to use my

88SE6480 card.



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