Whether it's compatible entirely depends on the chipset of the SATA controller.
Basically that card is just a dual port 6gbps PCIe SATA controller with the
space to mount one ($149) or two ($299) 2.5inch disks. Sonnet, a mac focused
company, offers it as a way to better utilize existing Mac Pros already in the
field without an external box. Mac Pros only have 3gbps SATA2 and a 4x3.5inch
drive backplane, but nearly all have a free full-length PCIe slot. This
product only makes sense if you're trying to run OpenIndiana on a Mac Pro,
which in my experience is more trouble than it's worth, but to each their own I
If you can confirm the chipset you might get lucky and have it be a supported
chip. The big chip is labelled PLX, but I can't read the markings and wasn't
aware PLX made any PCIe SATA controllers (PCIe and USB/SATA bridges sure, but
not straight controllers) so that may not even be the chip we care about.
On Dec 3, 2012, at 8:32 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> Anyone here using http://www.sonnettech.com/product/tempossd.html
> with a zfs-capable OS? Is e.g. OpenIndiana supported?
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