Issues with (un)mounting volumes
I am having a couple of issues —
Using SoftRAID 6.0.4 on macOS 11.4 (and earlier), any volumes created with SoftRAID show as unmounted and in an unknown format (though it's APFS). However, everything is functional, so I'm not super concerned. My Thunderbay 4, as well as another USB-C enclosure, is connected to an OWC Thunderbolt Hub.
When I use the OWC Dock Ejector, all volumes appear to unmount normally. When I unplug the hub, I get a "Disk for SoftRAID Volume Disappeared" error — this would be the disk in the USB-C enclosure, though it appears to unmount (disappears from Finder).
May 21 08:11:00 - SoftRAID Driver: A disk (disk6, SoftRAID ID: 08D05F09057A0480) for the SoftRAID volume "Time Machine" (disk7) was removed or stopped responding while the volume was mounted and in use.
SoftRAID 6 does not support APFS yet in the user interface, that is coming with 6.1.
I am not sure why the message, I am guessing since it is Time Machine, it is not letting go of the volume. If you eject and wait a full 2 minutes before disconnecting, do you still get the message? (I assume here that the volume does not remount in that 2 minutes)
On another note, I saw that with the latest release of SoftRAID 6.0.5 there is support for Paragon NTFS.
I installed their latest (v15.8.243) software but it prevented my drives from mounting, even after reinstalling the SoftRAID driver. I had to uninstall their software to get things back to normal. It looks like they might conflict?
No, I tested this quite a bit, there is no "conflict", but apparently, there is a macOS (Bug Sur) bug in loading the drivers at the same time.
Check your extensions using System Profiler for any unsigned or unloadable extensions (they may say SPECT unsupported). Click on the extensions tab, sort by "obtained from" and scroll down. You may have other older extensions and Big Sur creates problems there. You can attach a support file and I can check for you if you want.
Your volumes are mounting, but you still have problematic extensions. Here are the unsigned ones. I would elminate any (signed) that are 2018 or olderr and you are not using. (or try to update them)
I have done a completely clean install of Mac OSX 11.4 and SoftRaid 6.05, and my drives still do not mount, I have done everything tech support has suggested, and the bottom line is SoftRaid. does not work, this has been the most frustrating, time-consuming experiance. It is amazing that OWC would release software that is so critical to our work, that does not perform
My questions are:
This was a clean install, not using Migration Assistant to import your data?
Did you "Allow" OWC as an identified developer?
If an M1, did you allow third party drivers?
If both the above are true, your driver should mount the volumes.
Did you try manually loading teh driver with the terminal command:
sudo kmutil load -p /Library/Extensions/SoftRAID.kext
Let me know on each of these.
@softraid-supportYes I allowed OWC as an identified developer