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Monterey 12.2 Flex 8 Softraid 6.21b9 no RAID 4 possible

(@guidow)
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I have a new Flex8 with 4 Exes X18 18 TB drives, connected to a m1 Mini macOS 12.2 (Upgraded after the first try to create a raid failed).

All disks passed the 110 hours certification and now I want to create a raid 4 or 5 array (went for RAID4 after reading here about the issues with RAID5).

Softraid beta installation of initially 6.21b8 was no problem, neither was b9 which asked for a helper tool to be installed.

All disks can be initialized no problem, but RAID creation fails consistently.

The driver shows to be 6.21b9, still I did enable third party kexs, but that didn't help solve the issue.

 

So how does one create raid volumes?

Jan 28 0018 - SoftRAID Application: Launching application: SoftRAID version 6.2.1 b9
Jan 28 0044 - SoftRAID Application: Deleting the volume "RAID4".
Jan 28 0045 - SoftRAID Application: The volume delete command for the volume "RAID4" completed successfully.
Jan 28 0035 - SoftRAID Monitor: Der SMART-Test wird auf allen Festplatten durchgeführt, die einen solchen Test unterstützen.
Jan 28 0035 - SoftRAID Monitor: Der SMART-Test wurde erfolgreich für alle Festplatten durchgeführt. Es wurden keine Fehler gemeldet.
Jan 28 0057 - SoftRAID Monitor: Der SMART-Test wird auf allen Festplatten durchgeführt, die einen solchen Test unterstützen.
Jan 28 0003 - SoftRAID Monitor: Der SMART-Test wird auf allen Festplatten durchgeführt, die einen solchen Test unterstützen.
Jan 28 0005 - SoftRAID Monitor: Der SMART-Test wurde erfolgreich für alle Festplatten durchgeführt. Es wurden keine Fehler gemeldet.
Jan 28 0025 - SoftRAID Application: Launching application: SoftRAID version 6.2.1 b9
Jan 28 0025 - SoftRAID Monitor: Beta-Version von SoftRAID läuft in 58 Tage ab
Jan 28 0030 - SoftRAID Application: Initializing the disk disk11, SN: ZR52Z7K1, SATA bus 0, id 0, lun 0 (Thunderbolt) to GPT format.
Jan 28 0031 - SoftRAID Application: Initializing the disk disk12, SN: ZR52Z74X, SATA bus 0, id 0, lun 0 (Thunderbolt) to GPT format.
Jan 28 0031 - SoftRAID Application: Initializing the disk disk13, SN: ZR52VRMY, SATA bus 0, id 0, lun 0 (Thunderbolt) to GPT format.
Jan 28 0031 - SoftRAID Application: Initializing the disk disk14, SN: ZR52T03A, SATA bus 0, id 0 (Thunderbolt) to GPT format.
Jan 28 0044 - SoftRAID Application: The disk initialize command for disk disk11, SoftRAID ID: 093AA00D5CEDA280, SATA bus 0, id 0, lun 0 (Thunderbolt) completed successfully.
Jan 28 0044 - SoftRAID Application: The disk initialize command for disk disk12, SoftRAID ID: 093AA00D63E22B00, SATA bus 0, id 0, lun 0 (Thunderbolt) completed successfully.
Jan 28 0044 - SoftRAID Application: The disk initialize command for disk disk14, SoftRAID ID: 093AA00D641EDA00, SATA bus 0, id 0 (Thunderbolt) completed successfully.
Jan 28 0044 - SoftRAID Application: The disk initialize command for disk disk13, SoftRAID ID: 093AA00D66681E00, SATA bus 0, id 0, lun 0 (Thunderbolt) completed successfully.
Jan 28 0042 - SoftRAID Application: Creating the RAID 4 volume named "RAID4" of size 49.1 TB with the following disks: disk12, SoftRAID ID: 093AA00D63E22B00, SATA bus 0, id 0, lun 0 (Thunderbolt), disk14, SoftRAID ID: 093AA00D641EDA00, SATA bus 0, id 0 (Thunderbolt), disk11, SoftRAID ID: 093AA00D5CEDA280, SATA bus 0, id 0, lun 0 (Thunderbolt), disk13, SoftRAID ID: 093AA00D66681E00, SATA bus 0, id 0, lun 0 (Thunderbolt).
Jan 28 0052 - SoftRAID Application: The volume create command for volume "RAID4" failed with an error (error number = 125).
Jan 28 0827 - SoftRAID Application: Quitting application
Jan 28 0828 - SoftRAID Monitor: Der SMART-Test wird auf allen Festplatten durchgeführt, die einen solchen Test unterstützen.
Jan 28 0828 - SoftRAID Monitor: Der SMART-Test wurde erfolgreich für alle Festplatten durchgeführt. Es wurden keine Fehler gemeldet.
Jan 28 0822 - SoftRAID Monitor: Der SMART-Test wird auf allen Festplatten durchgeführt, die einen solchen Test unterstützen.
Jan 28 0824 - SoftRAID Monitor: Der SMART-Test wurde erfolgreich für alle Festplatten durchgeführt. Es wurden keine Fehler gemeldet.
Jan 28 0859 - SoftRAID Application: Launching application: SoftRAID version 6.2.1 b9
Jan 28 0806 - SoftRAID Monitor: Der SMART-Test wird auf allen Festplatten durchgeführt, die einen solchen Test unterstützen.
Jan 28 0806 - SoftRAID Monitor: Beta-Version von SoftRAID läuft in 58 Tage ab
Jan 28 0813 - SoftRAID Monitor: Der SMART-Test wurde erfolgreich für alle Festplatten durchgeführt. Es wurden keine Fehler gemeldet.
Jan 28 0834 - SoftRAID Application: Deleting the volume "RAID4".
Jan 28 0835 - SoftRAID Application: The volume delete command for the volume "RAID4" completed successfully.
Jan 28 0813 - SoftRAID Application: Creating the RAID 4 volume named "RAID4" of size 49.1 TB with the following disks: disk12, SoftRAID ID: 093AA00D63E22B00, SATA bus 0, id 0, lun 0 (Thunderbolt), disk14, SoftRAID ID: 093AA00D641EDA00, SATA bus 0, id 0 (Thunderbolt), disk11, SoftRAID ID: 093AA00D5CEDA280, SATA bus 0, id 0, lun 0 (Thunderbolt), disk13, SoftRAID ID: 093AA00D66681E00, SATA bus 0, id 0, lun 0 (Thunderbolt).
Jan 28 0824 - SoftRAID Application: The volume create command for volume "RAID4" failed with an error (error number = 125).

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Topic starter Posted : 28/01/2022 2:31 am
(@guidow)
New Member

Alright managed to fix it myself.

Had to enable OWC as a accepted third party developer, which I thought I would be asked about.

Now that I did that the raid was created, so far so good.

You should really point that out when the software starts.

I saw driver 6.21.b9 and thought ok great they managed to get everything fixed.

Also somewhere was written no driver installation issues on Monterey.

Well anyway, all good for now.

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Topic starter Posted : 28/01/2022 8:38 am
(@softraid-support)
Member Admin

@guidow 

Apologize for the inconvenience. We do need to add some detection method. Apparently there is no simple terminal command to pull up third party security. Its on our list of to do.

thanks

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Posted : 28/01/2022 10:37 am
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