Mac OS X Drivers
FirmTek Driver versions 6.x.x and 5.4.x are compatible with Mac OS X 10.6.x "Snow Leopard", 10.7.x "Lion" and 10.8.x "Mountain Lion". These versions are also backward compatible with Mac OS X 10.5.x with the exception of the SeriTek/Q6G driver.
FirmTek SeriTek/6G 6.1.7 2-Port, 6G, ExpressCard, Controller Driver
FirmTek SeriTek/Q6G 6.1.7 4-Port, 6G, PCI-Express, Controller Driver
FirmTek SeriTek/e6G 6.1.7 2-Port, 6G, PCI-Express, Controller Driver
FirmTek SeriTek/2ME4-E 6.0.1 4-Port, PCI-Express, Controller Driver
FirmTek SeriTek/2SE2-E 5.4.1 2-Port, PCI-Express, Controller Driver
FirmTek SeriTek/2SM2-E 5.4.1 MacBook Pro ExpressCard Driver
PowerPC based Macintosh computers - are not compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
As a result, no driver updates are required for PowerPC based computers.
- Firmware version 6.1.7 adds Gatekeeper support
- Firmware version 6.1.4 adds Thunderbolt support
- Firmware version 6.1.2 improves SSD performance
- Firmware version 6.0.3 is the Initial release of the SeriTek/e6G Driver
- Firmware version 6.0.1 enhances SeriTek/2ME4-E performance with 936 enclosures & Solid State Drives (SSD)
FirmTek Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion Chassis Compatibility
The latest FirmTek drivers for the SeriTek/Q6G, SeriTek/e6G and SeriTek/2ME4-E support their use with a Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion Chassis. All of these cards have been specifically tested with the Magma ExpressBox 3T and should also work with other Thunderbolt based PCIe Expansion Chassis and Mac OS X. This configuration offers external FirmTek eSATA ports via Thunderbolt for the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini and soon Windows notebooks. The FirmTek driver supports direct connect eSATA enclosures like the miniSwap/ES and port multiplication (PM) enclosures like the SeriTek/5PM. The high performance SeriTek/Q6G is Mac OS X Bootable, whether installed inside the Apple Mac Pro or inside a Thunderbolt PCIe expansion chassis.
When to Upgrade
The firmware and driver updates below are for Mac OS X 10.5.x "Leopard" and Mac OS X 10.4.x "Tiger" configurations. If your FirmTek controller is working well with your current version of Mac OS we highly recommend not upgrading. This falls under the heading, "If it's not broken don't fix it". While FirmTek tries to make every new driver release better than the last, there is always a chance that a new firmware/driver upgrade may actually cause an issue with some configurations.
Legacy Macintosh Drivers (Pre-Snow Leopard)
The following firmware and drivers are compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 systems.
FirmTek SeriTek/1S2 5.1.3 Firmware and Driver
FirmTek SeriTek/1V4 5.1.3 Firmware and Driver
FirmTek SeriTek/1VE4 5.1.3 Firmware and Driver
FirmTek SeriTek/1V2E2 5.1.3 Firmware and Driver
FirmTek SeriTek/1SE2 5.1.3 Firmware and Driver
FirmTek SeriTek/1SM2 5.3.2 Firmware and Driver
FirmTek SeriTek/2SM2-E 5.3.2 Firmware and Driver
FirmTek SeriTek/2SE2-E 5.3.2 Firmware and Driver
FirmTek SeriTek/2SE4 5.3.2 Firmware and Driver
FirmTek System Cache Cleaner
FSCAPP is a small application designed to clear the System cache of driver information. It can be used to purge old driver information from Mac OS X after installing a new FirmTek driver. A restart is required after using this tool. Each firmware update archive provided on this page already includes the proper tools and installation instructions for completing an upgrade and does not require a separate download of FSCAPP. This download is simply available for trouble shooting issues where it appears that an old driver may still be present in the cache and causing compatibility issues.
FirmTek PCI driver version 5.1.3 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 and will work with PowerMac G4 and legacy PCI G5 configurations. Users with multiple FirmTek cards mounted in a single computer must install the same firmware version on all cards to avoid conflicts. When modifying firmware it is best to only have a single FirmTek card installed in the computer.
Windows Installation instructions for the SeriTek/1V4, SeriTek/1VE4 and SeriTek/1V2+2 PCI-X SATA controller. Click Here
Driver for SeriTek/1V4, SeriTek/1VE4 and SeriTek/1V2+2 PCI-X SATA controller. Click Here
Driver and installation instructions for the SeriTek/1eSE2 SATA controller. Click Here
If you have trouble installing your FirmTek product, please refer to the support area.