Will 10.6 break my RocketRAID 3520 RAID 5 setup?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by 50thVert, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. 50thVert macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    Hello all,
    I'm running a 4-drive RAID5 (data only, not my boot sector) in my Mac Pro off of a RocketRAID 3520 card and everything is perfect.

    I want to upgrade to 10.6 but I'm a little concerned that it will break the RAID and I'll lose all my data. Does anyone have any firsthand experience with the upgrade?

    What if I start from scratch? Since OS X is on a separate disk, the RAID config should stay intact on the card, no?

    EDIT: Upon looking at Highpoint's Mac website, they say the drivers are already included in the 10.6 DVD, but for the external version of my card (3522). Since the only difference between the two is internal vs. external connectors, I think I'm in the clear.
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    I would think so. :)
  3. foodog macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    I have the same setup and the upgrade was flawless.
  4. MacUserPeggy macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2009

    Hey guy, I upgraded RocketRAID 3520 to Snow Leopard 10.6 before. Used in 64bit kernel. Everything is perfect.
  5. streamboy macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2009

    does anyone using Highpoint 3520 in snow leopard?
    I've use this card in SL, there is no drivers at highpoint web for download,
    but the SL can recognize the raid as a portable drive, and disk utiltiy can recognize it too, the only problem is that it is extremely slow, I setup 1.5tb x 8 with raid6, while running aja system test to test the bandwidth, only less than 5mb/s for read or write!

    Please help to give me the solution to use it at snow leopard, thanks a lot!

  6. MacUserPeggy macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2009
    Hey guy, I think your RocketRaid 3520 extremely slow , because you used wrong driver.
    I am also a Highpoint RocketRaid 3520 user, maybe I can give you some suggestions.
    you need prepare 2 files to update driver:
    (1)RocketRAID 3522 driver (named--RR3xxx_4xxx-mac106-driver-v204-092809.zip)from http://www.hptmac.com/US/productfiles/RR3xxx_4xxx-mac106-driver-v204-092809.zip
    (2) WebGUI(named--WebGUI-mac-v167-090925.zip) from http://www.hptmac.com/US/productfiles/WebGUI-mac-v167-090925.zip
    (PS: Highpoint doesn’t provide internal product driver but RocketRaid 3520&3522 is the same series, you can also use RocketRaid 3522 driver& WebGUI-mac-v167-090925 to install)
    Step 2: Plug in RocketRaid 3520 then enter Mac OS X to install RocketRaid 3522 Driver& WebGUI(named--RR3xxx_4xxx-mac106-driver-v204-092809.zip & WebGUI-mac-v167-090925.zip)& restart.

    Good luck.
  7. slughead macrumors 68040


    Apr 28, 2004
    I have a HPRR 2314 and an external RAID 5.

    Make sure to upgrade the firmware on the card (if there is any) as well as the drivers (which should now be available on the site). The firmware may not be on the "mac" page, you may have to find highpoints "PC" page.

    also, check http://xlr8yourmac.com

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