HighPoint 642L - Frequent Unexpected Disk ejects?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by snarfquest, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. snarfquest macrumors regular

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    Recently my external Raid keeps getting ejected on it's own. It is connected to a HighPoint 642L.

    I'm rather scratching my head as to what's going on.

    Specs:

    2008 MP 3,1 16gb, 2x2.8 Quad
    OSX 10.8.5
    OSX Server 2.2.2
     
  2. snarfquest thread starter macrumors regular

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    Something to add...

    I have to power the system completely off to get the drives to mount again. A reboot won't do it.
     
  3. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    Today's 10.8.5 Supplemental had something to do with external drives ejecting... have you installed it yet?

    I suspect you need someone to point you to the correct system event log to see what is causing the eject.
     
  4. snarfquest thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep...

    and.. it made it worse!

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    That said... A couple days ago I ordered the OWC USB3/Sata card.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/CalDigit/FASTA6GU3/?utm_campaign=bazaarvoice&utm_medium=SearchVoice&utm_source=RatingsAndReviews&utm_content=Default

    I installed it. I'm hammering the hell out of my server right now. 4 Macs doing time machine backups, and 2 macs ripping DVD's, and another mac doing 2 rsyncs. So far no surprise ejects. I would say that Highpoint has a problem.... I reserve judgement as it has only been 2 hours.

    Tomorrow if there are still no surprise ejects I would have to say that the Highpoint has an issue when under load when all 4 ports are being used.
     
  5. snarfquest thread starter macrumors regular

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    I re-installed OSX new. Erased my boot drive and did a clean install. Upgraded everything to current. Now I get these panics every 15-20 min.

    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 504 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 1
    Anonymous UUID: 1511F353-90AD-1838-27CD-42E6E09723DC

    Fri Oct 11 09:42:42 2013
    panic(cpu 4 caller 0xffffff8004eb8945): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7f854786a0, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0x0000000000000000, CR3: 0x000000000748b000, CR4: 0x0000000000000660
    RAX: 0x0000000000000000, RBX: 0xffffff81a4efb298, RCX: 0x0000000000000000, RDX: 0x0000000000000000
    RSP: 0xffffff81d75f3cc0, RBP: 0xffffff81d75f3cd0, RSI: 0x00000000ffffffff, RDI: 0xffffff81a4efb298
    R8: 0xffffff81cb8fd078, R9: 0x0000000000989653, R10: 0xffffff81d75f3be0, R11: 0x0000000000000202
    R12: 0xffffff81a4efb030, R13: 0x0000000000000001, R14: 0xffffff81a4efbc98, R15: 0xffffff81d75f3d70
    RFL: 0x0000000000010246, RIP: 0xffffff7f854786a0, CS: 0x0000000000000008, SS: 0x0000000000000010
    Fault CR2: 0x0000000000000000, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x4

    Backtrace (CPU 4), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff81d75f3960 : 0xffffff8004e1d636
    0xffffff81d75f39d0 : 0xffffff8004eb8945
    0xffffff81d75f3ba0 : 0xffffff8004ecebfd
    0xffffff81d75f3bc0 : 0xffffff7f854786a0
    0xffffff81d75f3cd0 : 0xffffff7f8547882a
    0xffffff81d75f3d00 : 0xffffff7f854790b2
    0xffffff81d75f3d50 : 0xffffff7f85479538
    0xffffff81d75f3db0 : 0xffffff7f854795b6
    0xffffff81d75f3dd0 : 0xffffff7f85479746
    0xffffff81d75f3df0 : 0xffffff7f8547c096
    0xffffff81d75f3e50 : 0xffffff7f8547b205
    0xffffff81d75f3e70 : 0xffffff7f8548f452
    0xffffff81d75f3ed0 : 0xffffff7f8548dad0
    0xffffff81d75f3f00 : 0xffffff8005253a7b
    0xffffff81d75f3f60 : 0xffffff8004e3e26e
    0xffffff81d75f3fb0 : 0xffffff8004eb3257
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
    com.highpoint-tech.kext.rr64xl(1.0.4)[491450D1-47D2-68D6-C867-FA12DAD4AE89]@0xffffff7f85477000->0xffffff7f854a7fff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIParallelFamily(2.5.1)[7AC431C0-FD1F-36F5-AC98-A53CBE249DC6]@0xffffff7f85439000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.8)[6C1D646D-7E5E-3D7F-A557-2CBA398FF878]@0xffffff7f8544a000

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task
    Boot args: serverperfmode=1

    Mac OS version:
    12F45

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 12.5.0: Sun Sep 29 13:33:47 PDT 2013; root:xnu-2050.48.12~1/RELEASE_X86_64
    Kernel UUID: EA38B02E-2B88-309F-BA68-1DE29F605DD8
    Kernel slide: 0x0000000004c00000
    Kernel text base: 0xffffff8004e00000
    System model name: MacPro3,1 (Mac-F42C88C8)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 472065881534
    last loaded kext at 250013092053: com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs 1.8.1 (addr 0xffffff7f86da0000, size 65536)
    last unloaded kext at 359851104250: com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs 1.8.1 (addr 0xffffff7f86da0000, size 57344)
    loaded kexts:
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    Model: MacPro3,1, BootROM MP31.006C.B05, 8 processors, Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 2.8 GHz, 16 GB, SMC 1.25f4
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  6. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    I hope you are using TimeMachie for backups. I would roll back to 10.8.4 and run without the HP raid for a few days of testing.

    If that all works out, I would then add the raid volume back into the mix. It kind of sounds like the HP card is failing, but it could be another piece of hardware failing too (including one of the drives).
     
  7. snarfquest thread starter macrumors regular

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    There's 12 drives total and 2 HPT cards.

    4x 3TB drives on 1 eSATA as a Raid5 Volume
    4x 2TB drives on 1 eSATA as a Raid5 Volume
    4x 1TB drives on 1 eSATA as a Raid0 Volume

    All of them have the same problem. So I would have to have 1 bad drive in each raid set, or 3 bad cables or 2 bad cards.

    1 of my eSATA boxes also has a FW800 port. If I plug that in instead of the eSATA the Volume is stable and never ejects. If I remove the HPT driver and use only the FW800 port the system is stable.

    Another issue that I just discovered is:

    pci1103,642:

    Type: RAID Controller
    Driver Installed: Yes
    MSI: Yes
    Bus: PCI
    Slot: Slot-4
    Vendor ID: 0x1103
    Device ID: 0x0642
    Subsystem Vendor ID: 0x1103
    Subsystem ID: 0x0642
    Revision ID: 0x0001
    Link Width: x1
    Link Speed: 2.5 GT/s


    These cards should be running at x2 and 5.0 GT/s. HPT support has been.. well.. uninformative thus far.
     
  8. 666sheep, Oct 11, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2013

    666sheep macrumors 68040

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    Highpoint driver crashes. It could be: driver issue with 10.8.5, firmware incompatibility (like 640L) or dying card. Contact Highpoint, seems that they improved their support for Mac compatible products.

    Edit: I see that you already did...
    Send them KP log if you didn't.
     
  9. snarfquest thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just ordered a Newer Tech 4 port eSATA card from OWC.

    I hoping for better results :)
     
  10. snarfquest thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well.... results are exactly the same. WTF. Which eSATA card actually works....
     
  11. handheldgames macrumors 6502a

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    10.8.5 has issues. Has anyone thought of using apple's bug reporter? They do read what's posted a and I've used it to get several annoying bugs fixed for os/x and xcode

    While the issues are near and dear to us and it's always a great idea to let the big A what we run into.

    They may email back saying: "Thank you for your assistance in helping us discover and isolate bugs within our products. "
     
  12. snarfquest thread starter macrumors regular

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    So....

    I'm now using a 2 CalDigit cards (non-raid).

    It's been stable since. (almost 2 days).

    Ejects and panics occurred almost every hour... so I think I'm on to something..

    While I'd rather use a hardware raid 5 it looks like I'm going to go the route of software (OSX) mirroring.
     
  13. i-rui macrumors member

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    i'm curious if any other users can comment on the 642L.

    the issues the OP described are disturbing, but i'm wondering if it was another variable that was causing the problem.

    any other users here with this card who can chime in? i'd like to get one as it covers a couple of needs in 1 card, but obviously i can't have random ejects...
     
  14. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Perhaps totally unrelated, but in my 4,1 I was using a Highpoint 2720SGL RAID card using native OS X drivers and ever since I upgraded to Mavericks it would usually eject the drives coming out of sleep. A full restart was required. Of course, as I said, this could have no relation, or it could be part of wider issues with Highpoint cards and OSX.
     
  15. i-rui macrumors member

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    I wonder if the problem resides in trying to connect a hardware raid? The OP did eventually get things working by using A software raid with a different card. Perhaps if the externals were not on a hardware raid with the 642L he wouldn't have had the random ejects?

    Probably too late for the OP to check.
     
  16. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    FWIW, I was using a SW RAID0 setup from Disk Utility on the Highpoint. It's just something with the card and Mavericks didn't get along. With the nMP coming, I didn't bother to dig into it.
     
  17. snarfquest thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did finally find the root cause.

    4 of my 2TB drives. 3 of them are Fujitsu and 1 is a Seagate. Of the Fujitsus 2 are 7200rpm and 1 is 5400rpm. The Seagate is a 7200rpm. Whenever, these 4 drives are on the same eSATA chain whether as a JBOD, Raid0 or Raid5 I have the above eject issue. If I separate them on different eSATA chains they behave.

    I've since replaced them and now use 16 3TB SAN drives from Western Digital and they are working perfectly with the HighPoint 642L.
     
  18. i-rui macrumors member

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    good to know. perhaps i'll pick up a 642L now!

    are you running 10.9?
     
  19. snarfquest thread starter macrumors regular

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    10.9.2 actually...

    But yes it was the same config with 10.9 and 10.9.1. All worked fine.
     
  20. slughead macrumors 68040

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  21. i-rui macrumors member

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    a few more questions. i've read of some cards only supporting port multiplication of 4 drives (which seems to be the enclosures you're using). did you every try a 5 bay drive with PM?

    also, this may not apply to snarfquest, but has anyone tried this card as a hardware raid controller? any comments?
     
  22. snarfquest thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've never tried a 5 drive enclosure.

    I am using the 642L as a hardware raid 5 controller. Works well.
     
  23. i-rui macrumors member

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    good to know.

    out of curiosity did you ever try any of the Syba cards? You seemed to have experimented with several options, and it's a potential card i'm considering along with the 642L.

    I created a thread here :

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1694230

    but no feedback as of yet.
     
  24. snarfquest thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've never used Syba cards.
     
  25. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    I'm experiencing these same eject/unmount issues using a HighPoint 2722 card on 5,1 running 10.8.5. Are you finding that the issues are resolved running latest 10.9? HighPoint's driver doesn't list support for 10.9 on this card as far as I can tell.

    I received this equipment and had no use of it prior to 10.8.5, so I have no personal baseline. Although my friend states that he never experienced unmount issues with same hardware.
     

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