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CFast Volume Mounted In Finder, Disk Shown but no Volume in SoftRAID

(@guitarflex)
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It's not your fault and if my frustration is mistaken as ungracious then I have made a terrible mistake for which I apologize, but now I am starting to lose a bit of my sense of humor. Since updating to 6.3 on Big Sur it's been nothing but lost time and daily little issues. I'm putting this under Driver Installation issues because in a previous thread you'd suggested that a disk not showing could be a driver issue but I'm not sure if this is really is a driver issue, or if this is the correct sub-forum for this new issue or not (feel free to move if not).

Attached is another tech support file, created just now. I just inserted an Angelbird  AV Pro CF card into the Thunderbolt 3 Pro dock connected by TB3 cable. The disk is clearly shown on the left column of SoftRaid and so I thought it was the second CFast on my desk containing no volume yet (the second Angelbird and third CFast I bought after the Silicon Power had failed to mount, which even now I'm beginning to question if it was the card that was faulty at all), because when I looked to the right....no volume shown. However....

The card inserted **did** contain a volume formatted in-camera (I'll put labels on the plastic cases now but did not have them labeled when this occurred), but that volume wasn't showing up in the application window. Thankfully I checked the Finder and Disk Utility before pulling a mounted volume, both of which showed a mounted volume and access to the footage in Finder, but these quirks were not happening on Catalina with v.6.01 and I'm not sure if it's a permissions issue, a macOS install issue, or a 6.3 bug. The support file was created with the card in the reader and the disk, but no volume, appearing in SoftRaid. All of my other non-SoftRaid volumes show clearly in the Volumes column. I can boot from the Catalina backup disk to confirm that it wasn't an issue before but at this stage it's a little too late to go back and so here I am. Rolling back to 6.05 was more buggy. I guess I could pull the 6.2 installer off of another computer and see if that's any better. Is it 6.3 and Big Sur in particular? Do I need to go to Monterey now after all? I'm 99.5% certain that I granted permissions in System Preferences but can't remember now which boxes to check to confirm I truly did. Please let me know if there is anything else I should check. 

Thank you for any advice you can offer.

This topic was modified 1 month ago by GuitarFlex
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Topic starter Posted : 23/08/2022 5:00 pm
(@softraid-support)
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Notice on that disk, it is a fdisk partition map, according to Disk Utility, with an HFS file system inside it.

the SoftRAID app does not recognize this configuration, so does not show the volume.

from the terminal command: diskutil list

/dev/disk2 (external, physical):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: FDisk_partition_scheme *256.1 GB disk2
1: Apple_HFS ⁨1074⁩ 256.1 GB disk2s2

 

SoftRAID does show "0GB" unpartitioned on the disk, so you can know something is on there.

SoftRAID is designed to manage SoftRAID formatted disks. SoftRAID application does not support all combinations of disk formats, file systems, etc. It covers the main formats, but the SoftRAID applicationi manages SoftRAID disks. It may show/display other disks/formats, but they are not "Managed" by the SoftRAID application.

That is why you are confused. Do not worry about this. There are several ways users can configure disks that SoftRAID application will not recognize the volumes on. Fusion drives are another case like this.

 

OK?

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Posted : 23/08/2022 9:51 pm
(@guitarflex)
Eminent Member
Posted by: @softraid-support

Notice on that disk, it is a fdisk partition map, according to Disk Utility, with an HFS file system inside it.

the SoftRAID app does not recognize this configuration, so does not show the volume.

from the terminal command: diskutil list

/dev/disk2 (external, physical):
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: FDisk_partition_scheme *256.1 GB disk2
1: Apple_HFS ⁨1074⁩ 256.1 GB disk2s2

 

SoftRAID does show "0GB" unpartitioned on the disk, so you can know something is on there.

SoftRAID is designed to manage SoftRAID formatted disks. SoftRAID application does not support all combinations of disk formats, file systems, etc. It covers the main formats, but the SoftRAID applicationi manages SoftRAID disks. It may show/display other disks/formats, but they are not "Managed" by the SoftRAID application.

That is why you are confused. Do not worry about this. There are several ways users can configure disks that SoftRAID application will not recognize the volumes on. Fusion drives are another case like this.

 

OK?

Fantastic. Thank you again. And I learned several more valuable things from your reply. I was not aware of that terminal command but I just pulled it up and yes, everything you say now actually (for real) does make sense. Obviously then it was something I simply had not noticed before and was over-sensitized and fried enough that when I noticed it this evening in the SoftRAID application, it threw me for a loop. I sincerely appreciate you helping me to sort it all out and hope you have a fantastic rest of your week. Issue solved. 

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Topic starter Posted : 24/08/2022 12:25 am
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