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  1. diskUtilityPatch

    Having an issue... I extracted Disk Utility from the 10.10.5 Combo update and dropped it on your patch program -->> Got an error: The document "Disk Utility" could not be opened. diskutilitypatch cannot open files in the "application" format. I used Pacifist to extract with admin rights and am working in folder within downloads. Thanks! ( Note: doing this in 10.11.3 )
  2. Did you just need to use Chameleon +/- the boot file from PC EFI 10.6 ? No kexts ? ( this is OT... Should this be discussed elsewhere? ) Thanks Stell !
  3. I will have to check tomorrow which port they were connected to; but I did use the same port for all SATA tests - this probably eliminates the question of the MB - My bet is on a firmware issue with the drives as they were in the Seagate batch that had all the firmware issues. My guess at this point is that Seagate locked the drives to SATA I when they issued the replacement firmware. This is a guess, but it does look like the drive to me. I will see if I can borrow an SSD to test in the next few weeks too.
  4. Great Question RemoteWorks! And you may have solved the puzzle in part too! And, for more completeness... FW800 test using Seagate SATA 750GB connected to StarTech FW 800 Card PEX1394B 300GB VelociRaptor connected to Motherboard SATA THIS SATA result is more in line with what I would expect.. Therefore I suspect the issue is with the Seagate drives vs the MB or Cartri's BIOS Thanks for the question RW! ( and no, I have no jumpers on the seagates forcing them to SATA I )
  5. Does anyone have a Non-Cartri BIOS EP45-UD3P with a Seagate 750 or 1500 GB SATA drive that they could do a Disk Read/Write test on ? ( using AJA System Test v 3.1 with a 1.0GB file size and a video frame Size of 720x486 8bit ) AJASystemTest.zip I am trying to determine where the issue is with my relatively slow motherboard SATA II speeds. I am currently getting speeds in the same range as FW800, when I should be getting significantly faster speeds. ( See my previous posts in this topic ) Thank You!
  6. Strange - I just did a test using my earlier setup... but with the 64-bit kernel The write for USB3 is much slower, while the read is in the same range. USB3 66.2MB/s write 119.7 MB/s read curious... but then again my slower than expected SATA test speeds are also curious. Any/all ideas welcome!
  7. I just finished tests with Modbin's patched PXHCD in the LaCie kext. I am using a CalDigit USB3 card. The key ( as stated by dasdasein... Thank You!) was to rebuild the cache using pfix v 3.1 after repairing permissions. All tests were done with a Seagate ST3500630AS 1.5TB drive using AJA System Test 32-bit Kernel SATA tests were done with the drive connected to motherboard SATA USB2 tests were done with the drive connected to motherboard USB2 FW400 tests were done with the drive connected to motherboard FW400 USB3 tests were done with the drive connected to CalDigit card The USB2 and FW400 external drive case is a MacAlly G-S350SUA The USB3 external drive case is a MacAlly NSA-S350U3 USB3 wins by a large margin! (I will have to move some things around to test FW800, but I will post that when I can) Summary: USB3 121.7 MB/s Write 127.6 MB/s Read SATA 65.8 MB/s Write 68.9 MB/s Read FW400 30.4 MB/s Write 39.8 MB/s Read USB2 31.8 MB/s Write 37.2 MB/s Read Special Thanks to Modbin, Cartri, and stellarola ( for getting me into hackintosh's )
  8. I tried the Modbin modified PXHCD inside the LaCie kext with the CalDigit card and my MacAlly USB3 external HD.. No luck yet... Tested in both 32 and 64 bit kernel boot. This is in a Cartri BIOS v 0.8 machine. Has anyone had luck yet with and external HD case? ( vs a dock ) Thanks for working on this!
  9. USB 3.0 OSX Support By Caldigit

    It took me a while to move data around to make a test clone boot disk... results: CalDigit card using LaCie USB3 driver ---> Does not see MacAlly USB3 external HD case DOES see a USB2 drive plugged into the USB3 card ( MacAlly drive is seen when plugged into a regular USB2 port ) This is booted with 64 bit kernel ( under system profiler it says that PXHCD is 64 bit ) Version: 1.0.1 Last Modified: 10/4/10 8:01 AM Kind: Universal Architectures: i386, ppc, x86_64 64-Bit (Intel): Yes Location: /System/Library/Extensions/PXHCD.kext Kext Version: 1.0.1 Load Address: 0xffffff7f80815000 Valid: Yes Authentic: Yes Dependencies: Satisfied I have also included the output from ioregistry explorer; once with the USB3 HD plugged into a USB2 port on the MB and once when plugged into a USB3 port on the CalDight card ioreg_files.zip
  10. USB 3.0 OSX Support By Caldigit

    I will make a clone of my boot drive and try the LaCie USB3 drivers on the clone with the CalDigit USB3 Card now... I have a MacAlly USB3 HD case with a Seagate SATA drive in it. I will post back w/ the results...
  11. Could be... could someone ( or some dog, cat, child, gf, bf, yourself, other... ) have kicked/pulled the cable... or could the cable be positional ? ( it works most/some of the time when you string it up this way... ) Try a known good cable.
  12. It COULD be that the port died... electronics can fail. Do you have access to another PCI ethernet card to try? ( the one in the build is cheap... $10 or so from what I remember )
  13. It looks like you are not getting an IP ( via DHCP ) from your router. You might want to check all your ethernet connections and powercycle your router ( pull the power to the router, wait a minute, and turn back on ) Then verify that the router is set to hand out addresses via DHCP. Hope this helps.
  14. I think that keeping the option of the $10 Gigabit Network Adapter is worthwhile. That way the system builder can choose between adding a hardware solution or a software soln. The question should be (IMHO) "How do I get Ethernet with bonjour working" The hardware method decreases the software complexities; which was the whole purpose of using very specific hardware in this build project ( fewer variables ). Thanks for working on the FAQ!
  15. I also had no luck using 1 partition on a 1.5TB drive as an EFI boot drive - The 'Large Drive' functionality in the Chameleon rc3 r658 does not seem to work for 1.5TB drives ( there are others with this issue on the Chameleon Site ) The original LifeHacker guide was misleading ( and was later corrected ). The stock mac method of formatting a disk is 'Mac OS Extended (Journaled)' The 'case-sensitive' version will cause issued with Adobe programs (and others that don't expect it) Have a great Thanksgiving Everyone!