I am having an issue with compatibility for my thermaltake blacx esata dock and our Atto h680 HBA with highpoint esata breakout cable.
The drives mount sporadically with incomplete folder lists, lack of read/write capabilities and a myriad of errors when copying data. I reinstalled and hooked the dock back to our pcie esata card and the same dock and drives work flawlessly.
Our gtech GspeedQ(raid5) and graid(raid1) both work with no issues, so i am semi inclined to believe it is an issue with a straight esata passthrough (the others have controllers built in) or the thermaltake docks (i have tried 2 different models and unfortunately the two other brands i could find that sell similar docks appear to be rebranding the same hardware).
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro4,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 8
L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per processor): 8 MB
Memory: 12 GB
Processor Interconnect Speed: 5.86 GT/s
Boot ROM Version: MP41.0081.B07
SMC Version (system): 1.39f5
SMC Version (processor tray): 1.39f5
I called atto and as others have stated they maintain their stance of "no support for esata connection".
I couldn't find any posts of anyone having issues that had been resolved or found workarounds. Has anyone else hooked up an esata internal hard drive dock via breakout cable to the atto and had issues? Or has anyone else has succesfully set up an esata dock with breakouts and what brand if so.
Thanks for your help, if i've left out info that could be helpful to diagnosis let me know.