Apple updates RAID card firmware

Apple's RAID expansion card for their pro desktop and server systems has a firmware update available, which fixes a number of glitches and performance issues with the cards.

Apple's RAID expansion card for their pro desktop and server systems has a firmware update available, which fixes a number of glitches and performance issues with the cards. The update is recommended for all late 2006 and Early 2008 models of Mac Pros and XServes.

Specifically, the update addresses the following issues:

  • Reliability improvements during boot and power fail recovery
  • Improves handling of hard drives with bad blocks
  • Improves RAID 1 read performance
  • Improves hard drive compatibility with non-Apple drives
  • Improves support for systems with 48GB or larger memory
  • Improves battery handling and reporting

The update is available via Software Update or from Apple's support downloads page, and will install the updater to your Utilities folder. It should run automatically upon restarting your system, but can also be run manually. For more information on the updater including options for installing, see this Apple knowledgebase document: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3831



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