Install help needed for Apple RAID card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by hayduke, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. hayduke macrumors 65816

    hayduke

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    So I ended up getting an Apple RAID card from someone who ordered one and can't use it...don't ask. I have it plugged into to the lane below the hard drives and the RAID software recognizes the card is in place. I didn't connect the data cable (iPass cable?). So far it has been in place for about 30 hours and I'm still getting the "Controller reports RAID system 72-hour battery reserve unavailable warning..." even after clear the messages and rebooting. The battery indicator in the bottom left of the RAID Utility app hasn't budged. I know it can (remarkably...annoyingly) take days for the card to charge, but I'm wondering if I need to have the data cable in place for the battery to charge, which leads me to the real question...

    I can't find any instructions or diagrams of where the cable attaches natively and how to route it to reach the RAID card. Does anyone have good pictures or can just tell me where to look?

    Perhaps I missed something in this *long* thread despite searching?
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=384459

    I can't even find it in Apple's manual:
    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/MacPro_RAIDCard_Installation.pdf
     
  2. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Ever thought it could be one of the faulty cards with the battery issue?
    Just a thought cause it used to be an issue with those cards a long time ago...

    The iPass connector is the one that the HD's all connect to,
    you can find it by removing the fan assembly.. it's about 1" wide with a metal clip.

    helpful thread:
    Installation Instructions for Mac Pro RAID Card
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=365454

    support:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1346
     
  3. hayduke thread starter macrumors 65816

    hayduke

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    I had seen those links before, but the links within those threads are busted. The Apple support is typical...some useful information, but nothing quite like I need.

    So...it sounds like I don't need to have the iPass connector connected for the battery to charge? I'll sit tight for a few days and see if it ever charges. If not, I'll see of Apple will replace it.
     
  4. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Once upon a time i did consider the Apple RAI Dcard as a alternative but after reading so many issues regarding the card, I went with a third party. The Caldigit RAID card isn't not the best on the market, it's performance is still way above that of Apple's (which in my opinion is a slow-ass, waste of money). But if you gotten it for nowt.. or not the full retail price, then maybe you gotten a so-so deal.
     

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