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Hi.
My Hackintosh with Mountain Lion 10.8.1 cannot see my esata external disk.
Can you give me a working driver in order to make ML see my drive? If I connected it via, USB ML regularly see it, but e-sata is a lot faster.
There are my PC information. http://imageshack.us...56164alle1.png/
It's a preassebled DELL XPS 8000.
I'm not in ACHI mode in my hackintosh since I haven't such option in my bios. I have installed mountain lion with the atainjector.kext file.
Thank you very much!

Edited by eep357, 08 October 2012 - 10:48 PM.
Merged with duplicate created 10/6-removed "Help Me!" from title


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i use an e-sata drive as my mac drive...i believe i had to go AHCI mode to have it work... :worried_anim: not sure of any other methods...

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Unfortunatly I'm not be' able to Go AHCI. Any suggest?

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Unfortunatly I'm not be' able to Go AHCI. Any suggest?


This is surprising. Maybe the BIOS option isn't explicitly named AHCI. You can find it sometimes under « SATA IDE Emulation », « SATA Legacy mode » or this kind of denomination.
AHCI is the standard (native) way to access to SATA devices (as far as I know) and some BIOSes offer an « IDE Mode » which consists in the emulation of an IDE controller so older Operating Systems (which have not the AHCI compatibility buit-in) can access to SATA devices.
Maybe, as far as you’re using a laptop which was provided with a recent OS, the IDE emulation option was dropped because you might not have to use it (often laptop BIOSes are stripped down to a minimum). So you might be in AHCI Mode de facto…

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Unfortunatly there is only ATA and RAID mode. It's a desktop preassembled Dell computer.

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On Dell, RAID mode means AHCI. In RAID mode, setting up and actual RAID is optional, but this will will enable AHCI, so......That's what you need to select, if using windows too and already installed in IDE mode, it's not tons of fun to get it to play nice but it can be done without a reinstall

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Hi, thank you for the answer. Unfortunatly if I set my PC on raid mode the hackintosh doesn't start, is says to me "still wait for root device".

How can I do? Do I have to remove the ATAPORTINJECTOR.kext? :)

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Swap for AHCIportinjector.kext

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Thank you for the answer.
Where can I download that kext?

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...here's what I use...Attached File  AHCIInjector.kext.zip   2.41KB   65 downloads ...install using your favorite tool(i use kext wizard) ...reboot (-v -f ) for boot options... :wink2:

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It said "still waiting for root device" with that file + RAID MODE. I had to boot with my pendrive with the ML installation, open the terminal and to reswap ACHI for ataportinjector and reset to ATA mode in order to make my Hackintosh working.
I have only one internal hard disk + one esata external HD.
What can I do in order to correctly boot in RAID MODE?

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It just occurred to me your eSATA maybe using different controller, jmicron maybe? Find out for sure what chipset the eSATA use first. And earlier when you mentioned only ATA or RAID mode, does it say ATA or IDE and does you board have a PATA ribbon style connector on it? If you still have legacy PATA on your mobo, it may have been setting for that and not for your SATA

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Thank you very much for the answer.
How can I know what chipset the eSata use? Where can I get this information?

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No one can help me? This are my hw informations http://imageshack.us...56164alle1.png/

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How many internal SATA ports does your motherboard have? If you count six, then whatever drives the eSATA port is not on that screenshot.

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Hi.


My Hackintosh with Mountain Lion 10.8.1 cannot see my esata external disk.


Can you give me a working driver in order to make ML see my drive? If I connected it via, USB ML regularly see it, but e-sata is a lot faster.


There are my PC information.

http://imageshack.us...56164alle1.png/

It's a preassebled DELL XPS 8000.


I'm not in ACHI mode in my hackintosh since I haven't such option in my bios. I have installed mountain lion with the atainjector.kext file.


Thank you very much!


Edited by eep357, 08 October 2012 - 10:42 PM.
Merged topic with your previous one on same subject


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It seems AHCI is a must if you want to use an Esata drive

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Is AHCI different from RAID mode?

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"Many SATA controllers offer selectable modes of operation: legacy Parallel ATA emulation, standard AHCI mode, or vendor-specific RAID (which generally enables AHCI in order to take advantage of its capabilities). Intel recommends choosing RAID mode on their motherboards (which also enables AHCI)" :smoke:

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OK the problem is that when I boot my computer in raid mode ML says "stil waiting for root device" and doesn't start





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