Taking a break from CalDigit we decided to try the Apple RAID card on Finding Gauguin. Everything was working well until a crash or two (Final Cut Pro and/or faulty system memory) caused a fault with the RAID card.
The Apple RAID Utility indicated the drives were OK (green status dots) but the Volumes and RAID Sets were yellow. The active controller Task was Initialization Suspended with a red dot. Considering the array was already initialized and running the error didn’t make much sense. More confusing was the inability to remove the error and resume initialization.
After some digging at Apple Support (I really should read a product manual from time-to-time) I stumbled upon a hint which ultimately resolved the problem.
The Events log has a colored dot next to each entry: green, yellow or red based on severity. These must be manually cleared to get things moving again. I selected all of the events and clicked “Clear” which changed the initialization task from Suspended to Initializing.
We continued editingwhile the RAID initialized and a few hours later the status reverted to green dots. These are technical specifications of the Apple RAID card for future reference:
- Mac Pro 8-core (2009 model)
- Apple RAID card
- Firmware version E-184.108.40.206
- Hardware revision: 2.00
- Driver version: 70
- Expansion ROM version: 0018