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SoftRaid 6 with with Akitio Quad X on hackintosh

(@robot-above-all)
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Hi guys, 

I've a strange issue.

I've downloaded the trial version of Softraid 6 on my hackintosh for both mac and windows.

I've created a Raid 0 of 4 ssd disks mounted on a Akitio Quad X with Softraid 6 on OSX Big Sur. Everything is OK on mac, the Raid disk mounts perfectly (except i don't have an icon).

When I boot on my windows 10 partition and launch Softraid 6 windows, the Raid 0 disk appears but can't mount because disks 3 and 4 are missing... Disks 1 and 2 are listed OK.

Do you know what's going on?

Thank you!

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Topic starter Posted : 15/06/2021 4:15 am
(@softraid-support)
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First, the hackintosh may require SoftRAID pro, as we cannot determine Thunderbolt in the normal mechanism. I am unclear whether this is fixed or not, when we added some code to help identify enclosures. Its not something we test for.

Can you tell whether the two missing disks are in the same PCI lane or different lanes? In an enclosure, each pair of PCI lanes has two drives. (A-B and C-D)

I can think of two issues, the second lane is not appearing, or the second drive in each lane. It will help me ask around to know which.

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Posted : 15/06/2021 12:41 pm
(@robot-above-all)
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I'm not sure about PCI lane. How am I supposed to know whether they are on same or different lanes?

On SoftRAID windows, it shows that members 3 and 4 are missing. But when I try to identify disks, it's drives C-D that blink.

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Topic starter Posted : 17/06/2021 12:38 am
(@softraid-support)
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@robot-above-all

That is what we needed to see, each PCI lane handles 2 drives. In a 4 disk enclosure, AB and CD are the same "PCI bus".

 

This indicates so far it could be the enclosure, although it is possible a bad blade can hang the PCI bus for both lanes.

What is the exact model enclosure? (look underneath) How old is it?

If you disconnect/reconnect, do the drives still not appear? But they always show up booted in Mac OS?

 

 

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Posted : 17/06/2021 5:36 am
(@robot-above-all)
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I found the problem ! It was just a driver issue 😥 . I updated it via akitio website and know everything works fine !

Thank you for your time!

By the way, do you think support of RAID 10 and RAID 5 will be possible on windows 10?

 

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Topic starter Posted : 17/06/2021 8:24 am
(@softraid-support)
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@robot-above-all

 

Both are under active development! But progress is somewhat slow.

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Posted : 17/06/2021 10:17 am
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