Note: on July 9 2014 I started this new post describing shutdown problems – if you are running anything before 10.9.3 see: http://jeffgardner.ca/Blog/?p=751
This new post describes the problems with 10.9.4 as of July 9, 2014.
The Areca 8050 will not shut down properly if the Mac Pro is Shutdown. Instead, the fan on the 8050 runs on high and it appears to be shutting down but does not.
1) The Mac Pro sleeps normally as of 10.9.4 if I manually use the Sleep command from the menu or if the timeout from the system preferences takes effect.
My current Energy Saver setting:
2) When the Mac Pro goes to sleep, so does my Areca 8050 Raid 5 – 21TB Drive. There are no more crashes during the night with sleep/wake kernel panic.
3) The Nec 27″ using two DP now sleep wake properly as well.
Mac Pro 2013, 6 Core / 64GB / 1TB SSD / D500
Two NEC 27″ – Mini DP connect to MacPro directly
1 Pegasus R4 Thunderbolt V1 – 8 TB Raid 0 (4x2TB) – latest firmware
1 Areca 8050 Thunderbolt 21TB Raid 5 (8x3TB) – latest firmware
1 Anker USB 3.0 9-Port Hub with 5V 2.1A Charging Port hub VL812-B2 Chipset and updated Firmware 908
All Apple Thunderbolt cables attached to Mac Pro – not daisy chained from other TB drives
Mavericks 10.9.4 – created from clean install of 10.9.1
So things are better but I have to manually shut down the Areca 8050.