SoftRAID allows you to create and manage disk arrays to increase performance and reliability. SoftRAID allows the user to create and manage RAID 4 and 5 volumes, RAID 1+0, and RAID 1 (Mirror) and RAID 0 (Stripe) volumes. SoftRAID also provides “predictive disk failure”, where users are alerted to potential disk failures even before they fail.
SoftRAID’s intuitive interface and powerful feature set make this utility a must-have for any OS X Server admin, “Pro” user, photographer, digital-video editor, or desktop user who wants more reliable backup for his computer.
What’s New in SoftRAID
- SoftRAID 5.7 includes important bug fixes and changes that improve SoftRAID compatibility with macOS 10.14 Mojave
- This version adds additional protection against Mac OS system bugs which can cause volume corruption
- SoftRAID 5.7 also adds code which collects disk and computer usage information and sends it anonymously to the SoftRAID team. The user must opt-in before this data collection is en- abled. This information will be used to prioritize which features which are enhanced in future versions of SoftRAID. The disk usage information will be used to enhance the SoftRAID disk failure prediction mechanism
- Changed the way that SMART statistics are collected in SoftRAID Monitor. The new code checks SMART every time a disk is inserted rather than waiting for the next scheduled time for checking SMART
- Increased protection from corrupted volumes caused by Mac OS kernel bugs
- Added the ability to collect anonymous disk and system information and send it to the SoftRAID team. This will allow the SoftRAID team prioritize work on the features our customers use most. The user must opt-in to enable the collection of this data
- Added the ability to collect anonymous SMART data from disks and send it to the SoftRAID team. This will allow us to further improve our code which predicts disk failure. The user must opt-in to enable the collection of this data
- Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID driver which could cause a kernel panic if a volume was unmounted and then unplugged. This would occur when running macOS 10.14 Mojave
- Replaced SoftRAID Easy Setup application with a 64 bit version
Requirements for SoftRAID
- Intel, 64-bit processor
- OS X 10.6.8 or later
- Support for TRIM commands on SSD’s require OS X 10.7.5 or later