Pegasus2 ongoing compatibility

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Charles Fitzgerald posted this 16 January 2024

I have two Pegasus2 R6 units that are currently working great with an M1 Mac mini and and older intel-based iMac.  I am replacing the older iMac with a new M3 iMac.  Do I need to buy the newer Pegasus32 system or will the Pegasus2 sytems still work?

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R P posted this 17 January 2024

Hi Charles,

The Pegasus 2 works great with the Apple M series Macs (M1/M2/M3/M-next).

You just have to load the M1 driver.

Gary Olsen posted this 19 January 2024

R P,

I read your post about the Pegasus32 driver (https://kb.promise.com/thread/installing-the-macos-pegasus-dext-driver/), and it sounds great.  There is a warning about not also installing the KEXT, but that is what is currently running on my system (with a year of warnings about being deprecated).

Do I need to so anything about the currently installed extension (see below), or do I just install the DEXT as you describe?

Gary

PromiseSTEX:

  Version: 6.2.17

  Last Modified: 4/21/21, 02:30

  Bundle ID: com.promise.driver.stex

  Notarized: Yes

  Loaded: Yes

  Get Info String: Version: 6.2.17, Copyright (c) 2010-2021 Promise Technology, Inc.

  Obtained from: Identified Developer

  Kind: Universal

  Architectures: arm64e, x86_64

  64-Bit (Intel): Yes

  Location: /Library/Extensions/PromiseSTEX.kext

  Kext Version: 6.2.17

  Load Address: 0

  Loadable: Yes

  Dependencies: Deprecated

  Signed by: Developer ID Application: Promise Technology Mobile Apps (268CCUR4WN), Developer ID Certification Authority, Apple Root CA

 

 

R P posted this 19 January 2024

Hi Gary,

There is a warning about not also installing the KEXT,

Some people are reading the install guide that comes with the driver and try to install both the DEXT and the KEXT. The install guide has too much information. This is the reason for the warning.

There is a warning about not also installing the KEXT, but that is what is currently running on my system (with a year of warnings about being deprecated).

You can continue to use it, but it will eventually stop working. If Apple does this the same way they did with the 32-bit apps, then the KEXTs will stop working in the next release of macOS. So if you have a new Mac and are loading a Pegasus driver, just load the DEXT.

 

but that is what is currently running on my system (with a year of warnings about being deprecated).

 

 

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