Validate restarts Macbook Pro M1
I was about to replace 1 drive on my 2 X RAID 1 configuration because SoftRAID tells me there's 2 i/o errors and should be replaced.
After watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgwoEIbNEA8
It tells me to validate the "volume" first before I physically remove the disk. But each time I "validate" the "volume" my Macbook Pro M1 restarts. Any advice?
SoftRAID v6.0.1 b48 - Driver v6.0.1 b48
The M1 should not kernel panic on this.
Please attach a SoftRAID Tech support file. Maybe it has a clue.
I tried "validating" again but after the restart, there's no entry on the SoftRAID log but I'll attach generated report.
Run SoftRAID. Preferences, disk.
Make sure SMART USB drivers are set to load.
shut down. remove all USB devices.
Restart. Wait two minutes after you get the desktop
Connect the USB drives.
Save a new support file and attach it.
I guess we cannot get SMART with our USB SMART driver on your system (We will be enhancing this feature with 6.0)
Download the trial of DriveDX. See if it reports SMART on your USB drives and if so, if any are predicted to fail.
Apple does not like to support SMART over USB. Here is a trick that works on intel (Cataline/Mojave), give this a try.
remove all your USB devices.
restart. Wait two minutes.
Now plug them in. Does DriveDx see SMART?
We are still working on our USB SMART driver for M1, it is a lower priority, but we hope to get it done.
You can temporarily connect it to an older computer, however, if you have one.
The problem without SMART is IO errors may or may not have been caused by a failing disk.
However, your disk has 32,000 hours, which is about end of life for a disk. So its not a bad idea to replace it. Its likely to be failing soon in any case.
IO errors can be caused by many things, so you can also clear the IO error counter in SoftRAID and see if you get another, if so then replace it.