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Mac Pro 4,1 upgraded to 5,1 and Sierra with Apple RAID card - Crashing

I upgraded my 4,1 Mac Pro (early 2009) to the 5,1 firmware and MacOS Sierra. After doing so it ran great for about a week. Then the RAID card (RAID 5 config) started throwing kernel panics. Then it started rebooting and throwing kernel panics upon loading the desktop.

Fortunately I have a Boot flash drive for Sierra installed and the RAID drive is for user folders and data. The RAID drive did have a copy of Mavericks and it has now taken over as the default OS and the computer runs fine (so far).

I have noticed that if I open my iTunes folder on the RAID drive (I'm trying to make a backup of the 1 TB of movies and music that I have in this library) that the computer kernel panics (that folder is on the RAID drive).

I'm at the point that I'm not sure if the Sierra update is causing the issue. The (illegal) firmware is causing the issue or the OS is causing the issue.

Does anyone else have a Mac Pro 4,1 that they have updated to 5,1 with an Apple RAID card that originally shipped with the 4,1 that is running Sierra without problems?

Update (01/18/2017)

I was able to capture the kernel panic.....

Anonymous UUID: 0BE85394-878F-4835-C3A2-2A8AB83AE73F

Wed Jan 18 16:49:47 2017

  • Panic Report ***

panic(cpu 3 caller 0xffffff7f8b806205): "AppleRAIDCard controller panic"@/BuildRoot/Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/Sources/AppleHWRaidDriver/AppleHWRaidDriver-403/Driver/Driver/AppleRAIDCard.cp:1018

Backtrace (CPU 3), Frame : Return Address

0xffffff90daf1be20 : 0xffffff8009ef211c

0xffffff90daf1bea0 : 0xffffff7f8b806205

0xffffff90daf1bee0 : 0xffffff800a4be51f

0xffffff90daf1bf30 : 0xffffff800a4bcd81

0xffffff90daf1bf80 : 0xffffff800a4bc366

0xffffff90daf1bfb0 : 0xffffff8009ea0af7

Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

com.apple.driver.AppleRAIDCard(403.0)[3DF0B545-AE9B-35F8-A5AA-14C274AB60BD]@0xffffff7f8b803000->0xffffff7f8b818fff

dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice(394.30.2)[5488554E-1344-379A-BAD9-FFBC35B8B0B7]@0xffffff7f8a6b0000

dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[6F8D3ACB-27CB-3B57-9E06-53E377762F5C]@0xffffff7f8a75e000

dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIParallelFamily(3.0.0)[52F1A21B-F265-3D00-8F29-FC5E2B4069BD]@0xffffff7f8a74c000

dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily(394.30.2)[743A75F4-33AA-3396-B06B-504C86028712]@0xffffff7f8a64a000

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

Mac OS version:

16C68

Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 16.3.0: Thu Nov 17 20:23:58 PST 2016; root:xnu-3789.31.2~1/RELEASE_X86_64

Kernel UUID: 8DF81F81-019F-348E-B47E-40A4484B9E21

Kernel slide: 0x0000000009c00000

Kernel text base: 0xffffff8009e00000

__HIB text base: 0xffffff8009d00000

System model name: MacPro5,1 (Mac-F221BEC8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 92179448836

last loaded kext at 30330295881: com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9.5d0 (addr 0xffffff7f8c8ca000, size 28672)

loaded kexts:

com.avatron.AVExFramebuffer 1.7

com.avatron.AVExVideo 1.7

com.TrustedData.driver.VendorSpecificType00 1.8.0

com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9.5d0

com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC 1.70

com.apple.driver.pmtelemetry 1

com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet 1.0.1

com.apple.filesystems.autofs 3.0

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 5.0.2f4

com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient 3.6.4

com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver 127

com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl 1.2.15

com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver 278.56

com.apple.driver.AppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver 278.56

com.apple.driver.AppleTyMCEDriver 1.0.2d2

com.apple.driver.AGPM 110.23.14

com.apple.GeForceTesla 10.0.2

com.apple.driver.AppleHDA 278.56

com.apple.driver.AppleOSXWatchdog 1

com.apple.driver.AppleHV 1

com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport 5.0.2f4

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothUSBDFU 5.0.2f4

com.apple.driver.AirPort.Brcm4331 800.20.24

com.apple.driver.Intel82574LEthernet 2.7.2

com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 3.1

com.apple.nvidia.NVDAStartup 10.1.4

com.apple.driver.Apple_iSight 4.0.1

com.apple.driver.AppleFIVRDriver 4.1.0

com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin 1.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelSlowAdaptiveClocking 4.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBDisplays 380

com.apple.driver.AppleFireWireStorage 404.30.1

com.apple.driver.initioFWBridge 404.30.1

com.apple.driver.IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolSansPhysicalUnit 404.30.1

com.apple.driver.LSI_FW_500 404.30.1

com.apple.driver.Oxford_Semi 404.30.1

com.apple.driver.StorageLynx 404.30.1

com.apple.driver.AppleFileSystemDriver 3.0.1

com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless 1.0.0d1

com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib 1.0.0

com.apple.BootCache 40

com.apple.filesystems.hfs.kext 366.30.3

com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient 394.30.2

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage 295.20.1

com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI 5.5.5

com.apple.driver.AppleRAIDCard 403

com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort 326

com.apple.driver.AppleHPET 1.8

com.apple.driver.AppleRTC 2.0

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons 5.0

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS 2.1

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC 5.0

com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC 1.7

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient 219.0.0

com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall 172

com.apple.security.quarantine 3

com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet 8

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement 219.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDMouse 188

com.apple.driver.AppleHIDMouse 188

com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver 5.0.2f4

com.apple.iokit.IOSurface 153.3

com.apple.kext.triggers 1.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily 11

com.apple.AppleGraphicsDeviceControl 3.13.78

com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDANV50HalTesla 10.0.2

com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDAResmanTesla 10.0.2

com.apple.driver.AppleSSE 1.0

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController 1.0.14d1

com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib 278.56

com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib 525

com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport 513.1

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport 5.0.2f4

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothHostControllerTransport 5.0.2f4

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily 5.0.2f4

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI 1.0.14d1

com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family 1200.12.2

com.apple.driver.corecapture 1.0.4

com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController 278.56

com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily 513.1

com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily 278.56

com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily 205.11

com.apple.vecLib.kext 1.2.0

com.apple.kec.Libm 1

com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP 2.2.7

com.apple.driver.AppleSMC 3.1.9

com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginLegacy 1.0.0

com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily 6.0.0d8

com.apple.iokit.IOSlowAdaptiveClockingFamily 1.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleHIDKeyboard 197

com.apple.driver.usb.IOUSBHostHIDDevice 1.1

com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolTransport 2.5.1

com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSBP2 4.2.7

com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily 3.2

com.apple.filesystems.hfs.encodings.kext 1

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageDriver 131.1.1

com.apple.driver.usb.cdc 5.0.0

com.apple.driver.usb.networking 5.0.0

com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBHostCompositeDevice 1.1

com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBHub 1.1

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice 394.30.2

com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily 1.8

com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily 1.8

com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily 1.8

com.apple.driver.AppleXsanScheme 3

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCISerialATAPI 266

com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily 4.6.5

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIParallelFamily 3.0.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice 394.30.2

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily 394.30.2

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub 900.4.1

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily 288

com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBEHCIPCI 1.1

com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBUHCIPCI 1.1

com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBUHCI 1.1

com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBEHCI 1.1

com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBHostPacketFilter 1.0

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily 900.4.1

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHostMergeProperties 1.1

com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM 2.1

com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime 2.0

com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily 2.0.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily 1.1

com.apple.security.sandbox 300.0

com.apple.kext.AppleMatch 1.0.0d1

com.apple.driver.AppleKeyStore 2

com.apple.driver.AppleMobileFileIntegrity 1.0.5

com.apple.driver.AppleCredentialManager 1.0

com.apple.driver.KernelRelayHost 1

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily 1.1

com.apple.driver.AppleBusPowerController 1.0

com.apple.driver.DiskImages 444.30.5

com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily 2.1

com.apple.iokit.IOReportFamily 31

com.apple.driver.AppleFDEKeyStore 28.30

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform 5.0

com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily 2.9

com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily 1.4

com.apple.kec.pthread 1

com.apple.kec.corecrypto 1.0

Model: MacPro5,1, BootROM MP51.007F.B03, 4 processors, Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 2.66 GHz, 6 GB, SMC 1.39f5

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285, PCIe, 1024 MB

Memory Module: DIMM 1, 2 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31384A53463235363732415A2D3147314431

Memory Module: DIMM 2, 2 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31384A53463235363732415A2D3147314431

Memory Module: DIMM 3, 2 GB, DDR3 ECC, 1066 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31384A53463235363732415A2D3147314431

AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8E), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.106.98.100.24)

Bluetooth: Version 4.3.6f4 17916, 3 services, 27 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

Network Service: Ethernet 2, Ethernet, en1

PCI Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285, Display Controller, Slot-1

PCI Card: Apple RAID Card, RAID Controller, Slot-4

Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GH41N

Serial ATA Device: SanDisk SDSSDA240G, 240.06 GB

USB Device: Hub

USB Device: EPSON Scanner

USB Device: Composite Device

USB Device: Apple Cinema Display

USB Device: Backup+ Desk

USB Device: Hub

USB Device: Keyboard Hub

USB Device: Apple Keyboard

USB Device: Griffin PowerMate

USB Device: Apple Cinema HD Display

USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub

USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller

FireWire Device: Rev2, Drobo, Up to 800 Mb/sec

FireWire Device: built-in_hub, Up to 800 Mb/sec

FireWire Device: unknown_device, Unknown

FireWire Device: iSight, Apple Computer, Inc., Up to 200 Mb/sec

FireWire Device: unknown_device, Unknown

Thunderbolt Bus:

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Have you looked at SoftRAID? We use it on our external drives. Not sure if they support the older Mac Pro Raid card.

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Here's what I did to get my MacPro to take Sierra. But i currently do not have my RAID card in it, and have not tried it. Am running a 512GB SSD as the boot. Plus three 1 TB drives, one an SSHD.

Sierra upgrade possible on a MBP mid 2009

Tomorrow I'll be trying to add a inateck USB 3 PCI card.

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I did a clean install of Sierra and it seems to be working so far. However, the last time I did a upgrade to Sierra it worked for a few days before falling into the crash of death cycle. Thank goodness for 10.10 on a separate drive.

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