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Follow-up on HighPoint RocketU USB 3.0 Card Problems w/OS X 10.8.x
(from a reader mail of Dec 20th)
"Re: HighPoint RocketU Quad
Greetings, Regarding Oct 3rd posts (More Feedback on USB 3.0 Cards w/OS X 10.7.5/10.8.2) and specifically the section (down the page) regarding the HighPoint RocketU Quad for ML (10.8.x).

I have a MacPro (early 2008) running OS/X 10.8 - 8 core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, ATI Radeon 5870 installed, plus the CalDigit 2-port USB3.0 PCI card.

I recently bought one of these RocketU Quad cards - had very variable and limited success: it would see one or other of my two USB3.0 WD 2TB disks on a random basis, but there seemed to be no pattern to this and it didn't matter which ports these were connected to. Bizarrely it showed them as SCSI disks and in System Information the card did not show up under USB, but did show up under PCI Cards.

I contacted HighPoint Support - they confirmed that their engineers are unable to get this card to work with ML/10.8 and advised me to return it to the vendor - which is what I will do (and will buy another CalDigit card or maybe the Sonnet 4-port USB2.0 PCI card).
Regards, Nick"

Also added this to the Oct. 3rd archives page. If someone spots an updated driver later, send a note. TIA. (Oct. 4, 2012 news has report on Caldigit's Combo USB 3.0 + eSATA 3 Card.)

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