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Old 06-26-2009, 11:48 AM   #1
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Question A.C.Ryan eSATA ExpressCard 34 (acr-sa50564) under Ubuntu

Hi all!

Just today got my hands on a docking station for SATA discs with port connectors for USB2 and eSATA.
Since my laptop has no eSATA port I also bought a cheap eSATA ExpressCard 34 from A.C.Ryan (model: acr-sa50564).

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 - the Jaunty Jackalope.

Plugging this into my computer does nothing and after a few google results I still only get one blinking light on the card for about 1 sec just when I plug it in.

I thought that maybe someone had an idea of what could be the problem, and also might have a solution . One could wish...

I realize that for anyone to be able to help me you might need the output of some commands or files. Ask and you shall receive. :P
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Originally Posted by XeroXer View Post
Plugging this into my computer does nothing and (..) I still only get one blinking light on the card for about 1 sec just when I plug it in.
If you open a terminal window and (sudo) tail your syslog, what shows after you plug in the card?
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Unhappy Good luck


I wanted to buy that card too. So, last week I wrote to AC Ryan to know more about Linux compatibility.

They answered there is no driver available at the present time and they have no intention to develop one in the future. They are sorry for me but that's all.

So, if you are skilled enough to yourself develop a driver I guess you may use it with Ubuntu.

Else, you may search for references of the chipset enclosed and try to find an already existing driver for similar products of alternate brands.

So, good luck to you.

PS : sorry for my "Frenchy" English :-)


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