macOS Mojave - 10.14 compatibility

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Olaf Draeger posted this 30 October 2018

I have a SANLink2 10G SFP+ connecting my MacPro to a Synology DS3615xs. Is the current driver (1.8.2) compatible with macOS 10.14? If not, whenn can an update be made available?

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Olaf Draeger posted this 06 November 2018

Is nobody from Promise reading these posts?

Wendy Wei posted this 08 November 2018

Hi Olaf,

Sorry to reply late.  

SANLink2 10G SFP+ should be compatible with OS 10.14.  Please find the following link on our website for the release note.

https://www.promise.com/DownloadFile.aspx?DownloadFileUID=5996

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Amos Hayes posted this 08 November 2018

SANLink2 10G SFP+ should be compatible with OS 10.14.  Please find the following link on our website for the release note.

https://www.promise.com/DownloadFile.aspx?DownloadFileUID=5996

Hi Wendy. That document references a driver version SR3.0.6 which does not appear to be downloadable for the SANLink2 10G SFP+ or Base-T models. The latest version of the driver for the non-FC SANLink2 devices is 1.8.2 and the notes reference compatibility for 10.13.

Can you please clarify and update your site to point to new drivers or mention support for 10.14 with the existing drivers so that it is clear? Thank you.

Olaf Draeger posted this 09 November 2018

I just threw caution to the wind last night and upgraded to Mojave.

The good news is that everything seems to work as before. My shares and the iSCSI targets are all mounted via the SANLink network adapter.

But that's not the end of the good news: Transfer rates have improved vastly! As many previous reports in this forum testify, users have reported quite low transfer rates. I saw the same here, never exceeding 150-160 mb/s to and from my Synology ds3615xs. However, I just noted that tx rates are up to 680MB/s via SMB and 450MB/s via iSCSI...

That puts the blame of the performance issues on to High Sierra as it seems...

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Amos Hayes posted this 06 December 2018

The good news is that everything seems to work as before. My shares and the iSCSI targets are all mounted via the SANLink network adapter.

Thanks Olaf! Just to confirm, you are running with the 1.8.2 driver on the SFP+ version of the SANLink 2? When you upgraded to 10.14, did you just upgrade in place with everything still plugged in?

Olaf Draeger posted this 09 December 2018

Hi Amos,

yes, I use 1.8.2 (same during the upgrade) and nothing was disconnected during the upgrade. And yes again, I performed an in-place upgrade.

I have since upgraded to 10.14.2 and things are still working just fine. I just did a quick check, transfer rates seen to have decreased a bit (~ 350 MB/s) but I didn't do any rigorous testing really.

Thanks Olaf! Just to confirm, you are running with the 1.8.2 driver on the SFP+ version of the SANLink 2? When you upgraded to 10.14, did you just upgrade in place with everything still plugged in?

Drew Lahat posted this 15 May 2019

I'm a bit shocked that this is the only discussion about it... a couple of bold souls half a year ago, and no clarification on Wendy's 8/11/2018 reply.

Can anyone chime in on their experience with the SANLink2 10Gbase-T and Mojave? Preferably, can we get official confirmation that it's supported for Mojave with the 1.8.2 driver (and upate the downloads page)?

Quite important to know before we wipe our main system and upgrade. :) 

Vincent Conway posted this 15 May 2019

I Have a similar question. WE have a SanLink 2, 8GB FC Thunderbolt to fiber convertor, serial number: SP004B066264, MODEL NUMBER: F2102....

 

Will that work upgrading to MacOS Mojave? The current firmware driver on this SANLink is 2.0.7. Will this need some sort of an upgrade or are we in the clear?

P B posted this 16 May 2019

Official Update

macOS Mojave 10.14 is supported on all our SANLink Series:

Compatibility of macOS 10.13 & 10.14 with all SANLink Series

Please refer to our Kernel Extension KB Article:

User Approved Kernel Extension Loading for the SANLink Series (macOS 10.13 & macOS 10.14)

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