SATA enclosure for optical slot: "IOATAController device blocking bus"
I installed the SATA enclosure that is supposed to be compatible with the optical slot of my A1211 MacBook Pro (note that this enclosure has a PATA to SATA converter to make a SATA drive compatible with the PATA controller in the MBP).
It works well. For about three to five minutes after booting up. Then access hangs, and finally the following kernel message (/var/log/system.log) comes up:
IOATAController device blocking bus
That message repeats a couple of times, and finally the Mac forgets that there is a drive in that slot.
ATA: Device recovery failed (0x00000003), terminating device...
disk1s2: media is not present
(and a flurry of messages that HFS is not happy.)
On a whim, I already tried "pmset -a disksleep 0", but that didn't help.
Anything else I can try?