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(@softraid-support)
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There can be kernel panics with APFS encrypted volumes. We have a bug filed and macOS needs to address it. I am unsure what the technical reason is, that is for engineers, but I see it in testing.

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Topic starter Posted : 06/03/2021 10:42 am
(@sfitzloff)
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I have a 2016 MBPro and I have two different RAIDs that won't Mount since I've upgraded to Big Sur. I tried the Beta b53, I deleted all my existing extensions, and reinstalled the beta again to get the drivers installed, and still won't mount my RAIDed drives. One is a Mercury Elite, and the other is a Thunderbay 4. Any suggestions?

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Posted : 22/03/2021 8:54 pm
(@sfitzloff)
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Ok, got it figured out. Now the RAIDs mount! I did a complete re-install of Softraid beta again. I also reset my SMC and PRAM, and finally, it worked! No icon on my desktop, but that's a small thing compared to being able to access my RAID!

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Posted : 22/03/2021 9:18 pm
(@softraid-support)
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My guess is the "Allow" OWC dialog box was not showing up, so the driver was blocked from loading by macOS. Glad it is working now!

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Topic starter Posted : 23/03/2021 4:13 am
(@joemikeb)
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If this has already been reported, I missed it but I noticed an anomaly in the beta 53 display on a late 2012 Mac mini running macOS 11.3 beta 5. Although the array is mounted as reported by Finder and Time Machine, the SoftRAID application reports it as unmounted. (see the attached screenshot) Obviously this is not an earth shattering problem, but it does lead to confusion and question.

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Posted : 29/03/2021 9:58 am
(@softraid-support)
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This is a known problem. the user interface does not yet recognize APFS volumes correctly. thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : 29/03/2021 10:07 am
(@sjmagy)
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@softraid-support question -- I have one APFS encrypted SSD installed in the SSD slot in a ThunderBay 6 (Thunderbolt 3).  It shows as an "orange" regular Apple-formatted disk within the right side of the Softraid application interface.  Will upgrading to Big Sur and Softraid 6 beta cause any issues with other software (such as Chronosync) reading/writing to these APFS volumes?  I'm still rocking Mojave 10.14.6 on a 2013 Mac Pro and things work fine "here".

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Posted : 31/03/2021 3:57 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@sjmagy

Installing SoftRAID has zero impact on non SoftRAID disks.

Big Sur will be able to handle the upgrade to your Mojave system just fine. I recommend you run System Preferences and go to the extensions section. Click on "Obtained from" and scroll to bottom. I recommend deleting any older extensions, especially printer drivers, before you upgrade. this will minimize your upgrade headaches.

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Topic starter Posted : 31/03/2021 4:08 pm
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(@droct)
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@softraid-support Where do I go in Catalina to find older extensions? Would like to be prepared whenever I do finally upgrade to Big Sur.

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Posted : 31/03/2021 7:34 pm
(@sjmagy)
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Thank you for confirming. 

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Posted : 31/03/2021 9:41 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@droct

It is the same process in Big Sur, as described above.

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Topic starter Posted : 31/03/2021 10:00 pm
(@droct)
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@softraid-support I don't see any "Obtained From" option on Catalina... I'll look again I may have just missed it. I also don't see anything like printer extensions etc. that I'm pretty sure should be there form old printers... Anyway, thanks for the help, I may have cleared out old stuff a while back and just don't remember doing it.

Edit to add: I meant to also mention I don't see anything from SoftRAID in this list in System Preferences, which I assume is installed since I have SoftRAID fully installed...

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Posted : 01/04/2021 8:16 am
(@droct)
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Nevermind! I just figured it out. You meant System Information above, not System Preferences. Found everything you described in System Information (in the utilities folder, or you can get to it by hitting About This Mac and then System Report). It's unfortunate that there is also an extensions section in System Preferences, or I probably would have figured this out much quicker!

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Posted : 01/04/2021 8:26 am
(@softraid-support)
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@droct

I am sorry for the typo/wrong reference. Glad you figured it out despite my error!

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Topic starter Posted : 01/04/2021 9:54 am
(@droct)
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@softraid-support It's an easy mistake to make!

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Posted : 01/04/2021 11:08 am
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