Apple issues RAID Card firmware update

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Apple this week released firmware version 1.1 for RAID cards. The 25.9MB file is recommended for all early 2009 Mac Pro and Xserve systems that utilize the company's RAID card. It requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 and can be downloaded direct from Apple.

The update, according to Apple, provides several fixes, including:

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 software will update card firmware versions E-, E- and E- to E- RAID card firmware versions that begin with M do not need this update. Users can determine their version by checking Apple's Mac Pro and Xserve RAID Card identification pages.
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