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(@pisseduser)
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@softraid-support how do I get that file? Not sure how to achieve this?

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Topic starter Posted : 03/01/2022 4:34 pm
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@pisseduser 

SoftRAID Utilities menu, generate file for technical support

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Posted : 03/01/2022 5:53 pm
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@softraid-support

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Topic starter Posted : 03/01/2022 7:15 pm
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@softraid-support what is the latest? Trying to patiently wait for a fix.  

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Topic starter Posted : 18/01/2022 10:13 am
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@pisseduser 

All we know is Apple engineering is actively investigating. Its frustrating.

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Posted : 18/01/2022 11:50 am
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@softraid-support 

awaiting my second thunderbay product to arrive today. I am wondering how to add drives to my existing raid 5 set. Do I need to remove all the data or can I just add another disk and resize the volume?

If so how do I do that exactly?

 

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Posted : 19/01/2022 8:39 am
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@cinechimp 

What exactly are you wanting to do? Create an 8 drive RAID 5 volume?

We do not support adding disks to a RAID volume to make it larger.

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Posted : 19/01/2022 10:12 am
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#*%&@#&%*@#%*#$%&@#*$@*@#$*@#&%@%#&@#*$@*#%%&&^^%&%^&$%&@*$@#**@#$%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!! THIS BS IS BECAUSE OF THE ONLY FIX THERE IS RIGHT NOW.  I NOW HAVE ANOTHER DISK THAT CANT BE F ING REPAIRED.  HERE COMES ANOTHER WEEKEND OF WASTED WORK TIME BECAUSE OF THIS SOFTWARE! IM SO DONE WITH THIS .  THIS IS 100% THE RESULT OF REMOVING A DRIVE.  THIS IS THE SECOND TIME IN A FEW WEEKS THIS HAS HAPPENED TO A DIFFERENT DISK.  

ANOTHER FING DISK

 

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Topic starter Posted : 20/01/2022 9:07 am
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@pisseduser 

I know you won't agree, but this was not from pulling the drive. When there is an unclean shutdown (whether a crash, hang on shutdown, or any cause where the dirty bit is not set clean at shutdown), then at restart, macOS attempts to auto repair the directory.

If that fails, you get this volume mounted read only error. This is why Disk Warrior was such a successful application (They still do not have this for M1, however), it fixed these minor problems, that Apple's repair tool was inadequate to repair.

I am sorry you have to restore again.

If you do, one thing you can try (assuming you are going to copy back your files) is create a new RAID 5 volume as 64K stripe unit size. It does not seem to have this issue (or not as much). its for windows compatibility, but performance is OK on the Mac.

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Posted : 20/01/2022 3:58 pm
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@pisseduser 

I know you won't agree, but this was not from pulling the drive. When there is an unclean shutdown (whether a crash, hang on shutdown, or any cause where the dirty bit is not set clean at shutdown), then at restart, macOS attempts to auto repair the directory.

If that fails, you get this volume mounted read only error. This is why Disk Warrior was such a successful application (They still do not have this for M1, however), it fixed these minor problems, that Apple's repair tool was inadequate to repair.

I am sorry you have to restore again.

If you do, one thing you can try (assuming you are going to copy back your files) is create a new RAID 5 volume as 64K stripe unit size. It does not seem to have this issue (or not as much). its for windows compatibility, but performance is OK on the Mac.

I can assure you that drives are always pulled when starting up.  And just today had a panic even with my drives pulled from each disk.  I'm at the point of just accepting that I've blown thousands upon thousands on OWC and soft raid crap and need to move on to another product that works.  It it were my program I'd be sending emails every day and making calls everyday demanding something be done. F Apple too for their BS. Here's the panic from the drives being removed. $%^#

 

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Topic starter Posted : 28/01/2022 2:44 pm
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@pisseduser 

two things to try:

what if you run 6.2.1 b9, which is out.

And, what if you run diagnostics on the computer, just to check, as this is not the panics that I see.

We wrote an article on how.

https://eshop.macsales.com/blog/78632-running-diagnostics-on-an-apple-silicon-mac/

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Posted : 28/01/2022 3:45 pm
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Ran diagnostics, no issues. 

 

Downloaded latest beta and everything worked fine when I turned on each system one by one with all drives installed.

 

Panic occurred upon shut down.  I ejected all drives.  Then went to apple logo and shut down.  Computer shut down and after 10-15+ seconds the disks shut down and upon doing so rebooted the Mac…I pulled the cable to the thunderbolt dock because I knew it would start the repeated panic cycle.  When the Mac booted I got the error that there was a panic.  Don't have time to see if it'll panic on next startup but I'm assuming it will.  Had this happen one other time when all was running fine.  Attached is panic.

 

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Topic starter Posted : 31/01/2022 8:39 pm
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To my surprise, started up this morning with no panic and I tried everything at once too.  Seems that my issue now is the panic upon shutdown.  The delay the disks have before shutting down causes the turn back on from panic the moment they shutdown.

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Topic starter Posted : 01/02/2022 8:06 am
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Back to panics again on startup…ugh 

 

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Topic starter Posted : 02/02/2022 3:15 pm
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@pisseduser 

This is the same Panic of the Thunderbolt IO chip, the DART.

Considering this is some kind of System setting, preference, panic, I guess this makes a confirmation that this is a setting of some kind.

You can (just as a test) "uninstall SoftRAID", then reinstall and see if it changes for the better. Let me know.

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Posted : 02/02/2022 9:02 pm
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