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    Nicolas, Is the NetCell card the SyncRaid...

    Nicolas,

    Is the NetCell card the SyncRaid version? Is it still available? Let me know . . .

    Thanks,

    David
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    Update

    Rick and others following the thread:

    As an update, I sent the Burly back to MacGurus who tested it with no problems - no repairs were made, and I appreciate the quick turn-around. After it was...
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    I moved the Burly and the new CalDigit card to...

    I moved the Burly and the new CalDigit card to another computer. Installed the card, drivers and reset PRAM and NVRAM.

    The two RAID sets mounted normally.

    When I tried copying to them, I got...
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    **Posted on wrong thread - sorry**

    1. Installed the new CalDigit card, reset NVRAM, put in Drive 4, which was zeroed out and worked while attached to a Sonnet SATA card in another computer.

    2. Drive shows up in DU, but needs...
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    Rick (and Laurie) Thanks for shipping out the...

    Rick (and Laurie)

    Thanks for shipping out the new port multiplier PCI-x card last night.

    The news this morning with the 8-bay Burly is that when I turned it on, it sounded like a blender. I...
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    In Disk Utlity: Two drives are stuck at "1...

    In Disk Utlity:

    Two drives are stuck at "1 hour 5 minutes" in the zeroing out process.

    One drive was successfully zeroed out, but failed to mount, and is stuck (30 minutes) under "Verify and...
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    Rick, Right, I had forgotten about the...

    Rick,

    Right, I had forgotten about the multiple copies of DU. I'm running them now, and one drive is done but won't mount because of a "disk error", two drives have a little more than an hour...
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    Even more info

    Rick -

    Sticking with the nomenclature from previous posts, here's where I'm at now:

    1. Inserted Drives 1-4 (which includes a "new" Drive 2) into the lower bays of the Burly, (Bays 5-8). All...
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    As an update: Trying to create a RAID from...

    As an update:

    Trying to create a RAID from the four Drives when they appear (without the "phantom") fails. DU gets stuck on "Creating a file system on RAID volume "disk 7".
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    Uggh!

    Unclemac - I totally support your statement about support; although, being an uptight New Englander, we're not allowed to endorse profanity.

    TZ- no, not behind a UPS - would that matter?

    _____...
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    For those of you watching at home, here's the...

    For those of you watching at home, here's the update:

    Rick and I spoke by telephone, and based on his readings of the logs, he thought the two port multiplier boards inside the Burly had possibly...
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    With RAID set #2 mounted, the System Profiler...

    With RAID set #2 mounted, the System Profiler freezes during "Saving System Profile . . ." with "ATA" under the progress bar.
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    Rick, Loading ammo? Is that the solution to...

    Rick,

    Loading ammo? Is that the solution to my woes? Can I shoot this thing?

    I emailed you the reports, and here's the results of switching the disks into different bays: (Just to be clear,...
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    This may or may not help, but . . . . I tried...

    This may or may not help, but . . . .

    I tried running Disk Warrior 3.0.3 with both RAID sets mounted. DW crashed repeatedly while "searching for disks." After restarting and mounting only RAID...
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    Blow by Blow

    Rick,

    Here's the results of my testing protocol, as it were. Sonnet X4P with 2.0.4b1 firmware, 8-bay Burly with Seagate ST3500641AS 500GB drives. The 8 drives are formatted into two 4-drive RAID...
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    Rick, Thanks very much for your help on this. ...

    Rick,

    Thanks very much for your help on this. I'm going to do the "one drive at a time" procedure tonight and see what happens. I'm assuming that when the "ill" drive gets connected it will...
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    Vacation's over, so . . .

    Rick & TZ:

    Thanks very much for your help. I'm back from vacation, and ready to attack this thing.

    To isolate whether or not I had a faulty CPU, I installed the Sonnet card and the Burly Box...
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    Kernel panic appears, disappears?

    Here's an update for anyone interested:

    I reset the VRAM, deleted hidden power management files on the G5 and restarted with only one of the RAID sets connected to the Sonnet card.

    The same...
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    TZ - I did the PRAM re-zap, but not the NVRAM...

    TZ -

    I did the PRAM re-zap, but not the NVRAM reset, I'll try that.

    The problem started a couple of days ago, and I've finally traced it to either the Sonnet card or the Burly. No crashes...
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    Sonnet X4P+Burly = kernel panic

    Because I'm going on vacation for a week, my Sonnet X4P and Burly 8-bay has decided to act up. On two different computers (one G5 dual and a G4 dual) the combination creates kernal panics.

    The 8...
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    Thanks Rick!

    Yet another reason to steer everyone to MacGurus . . .

    Thanks!
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    Anyone have Seritek 1S2 5.1.2 Firmware?

    I'm wondering if anyone has a copy of the Seritek 1S2 Firmware upgrade to 5.1.2. I emailed Seritek for a copy and have not received any response. Their support and download page have nothing on...
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    Rick, Thanks for reading my post and...

    Rick,

    Thanks for reading my post and responding. I agree that the data should be in many places in order to ensure a good night's sleep. We don't leave the location until it's on three hard...
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    Rick & Unclemac: God bless you guys for...

    Rick & Unclemac:

    God bless you guys for dealing with rockhead photographers like me as part of your job. I can barely figure out which button on the new cameras to press, so I probably shouldn't...
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    Thanks for the link Rick. Everything is backed...

    Thanks for the link Rick. Everything is backed up, but I like the speed of the NetCell card and the ability to use the RAID (and not the backup) during the rebuild. I may be incorrect about this,...
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