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SoftRAID for Mac

High-quality RAID management.

$179.00
In English
3.9
Based on 24 user rates

SoftRAID overview

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 version 5.8.4

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SoftRAID for Mac

$179.00
In English
Version 5.8.4
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3.9

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mm2margaret
mm2margaret
Apr 18 2021
5.8.4
1.0
Apr 18 2021
1.0
Version: 5.8.4
The product is slow. I purchased with SoftRaid 5.8.4 and SoftRaid 6 was in beta. They had shipped, but I asked them to return the product. I had not received the shipment and I had not opened it. They flat out refused. Then when SoftRaid 6 came out, which is required for Big Sur, they charged me $50 for an upgrade. Even worse, when I got it, configured my Raid, my performance was in the 300 Mb range (Read and Write) for three SSDs. This was on a Sabrent 10Gbps JBOD unit. I was expecting much better. When I tried to talk with tech support, that was impossible, and they used Covid as an excuse. Fine, but via email support was far worse and slow. You could NEVER use this utility for any kind of production, no matter how small. How could you when it would take days for them to back to you? The tech support guy clearly said his goal was to show me that the problem was my hardware. What kind of support is that? How could he ever find the problem when his only focus was to blame my hardware? Finally, I configured my three SSDs as a Raid 0 using the Mac Raid Assistant. My speeds were excellent; 940 write and 650 read. What that means is that the hardware can produce 10Gbps speed, given the right software. I'm out over $200 on this software Raid, and I wish I'd never ever bought it. OWC is now on my do not buy list.....I really thought they were a much better company than this!
Frodo-life
Frodo-life
Mar 16 2021
5.8.4
1.0
Mar 16 2021
1.0
Version: 5.8.4
Has become very unreliable on the Mac, OWC disk gets locked require you to restart sometimes a few times a day, Issues with Big Sur can not recommend OWC products anymore sadly
Hoondi
Hoondi
Oct 26 2020
5.8.4
0.5
Oct 26 2020
0.5
Version: 5.8.4
OpenZFS is here for good now. Originally ZFS for Sun Microsystems, then came macZFS, then Zevo ZFS and now OpenZFS for 16 operating systems. If you value your data, I suggest you rethink how you store it. SR was brilliant for HFS back in the day, I owned a copy. But things have advanced so much when it comes to storage. SR should consider adopting ZFS and use SR's great GUI to sit on top. (hint hint)
Frodo-life
Frodo-life
Sep 8 2020
5.8.1
1.0
Sep 8 2020
1.0
Version: 5.8.1
does not work well under Catalina you need to enable startup security if you have a T2 chip. not a good option. Given I need to rely on the software working to access my files they are behind the 8 ball in regards to compatibility and system updates which is not comforting.
eml501
eml501
Jul 10 2020
5.8.1
0.0
Jul 10 2020
0.0
Version: 5.8.1
Ok just bought new Mac Pro 2020, installed an OWC 8TB SSD as a back up disk, all good. Wanted to install a RAID 4 System onto the OWC SSD, so downloaded and installed OWC SoftRaid (AUD$270), its a 3 step set up in SoftRaid, but here's the problem everyone should be aware of and its not something OWC make clear in any way when you buy SoftRaid, if your Mac has a T2 Chip, the only way to Mount a finished RAID Volume with SoftRaid, is to disable the security system on the T2 chip to "No Security". When you talk to SoftRaid tech support they simply tell you to go ahead and disable the security system on the T2 chip, which I'm not prepared to do. They offer no support at all in how to re turn the SSD to pre SoftRaid format. My advice would be not to use this software while it requires disabling of the T2 chip security protocol. And the SoftRaid tech support ?? useless
stonebox
stonebox
Jan 2 2020
5.0
Jan 2 2020
5.0
Version: null
TDark555
TDark555
Mar 18 2019
5.0
Mar 18 2019
5.0
Version: null
mrsidoric
mrsidoric
Sep 14 2018
0.5
Sep 14 2018
0.5
Version: null
tvalleau
tvalleau
Sep 14 2018
5.0
Sep 14 2018
5.0
Version: null
Ivan Tiukov
Ivan Tiukov
Feb 21 2018
5.0
Feb 21 2018
5.0
Version: null
Mudflapper
Mudflapper
Jun 7 2017
4.5
Jun 7 2017
4.5
Version: null
picturepal
picturepal
Jan 18 2016
3.0
Jan 18 2016
3.0
Version: null
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Nov 4 2015
5.0
Nov 4 2015
5.0
Version: null
Xenophon
Xenophon
Nov 3 2015
5.0
Nov 3 2015
5.0
Version: null
Leszeks
Leszeks
Sep 11 2015
5.0
Sep 11 2015
5.0
Version: null
Alanterra
Alanterra
Aug 4 2015
5.0
Aug 4 2015
5.0
Version: null
Meister-Fritz
Meister-Fritz
Apr 7 2015
5.0
Apr 7 2015
5.0
Version: null
Flechtwerk
Flechtwerk
Feb 20 2015
5.0
Feb 20 2015
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-thrush-1121
anonymous-thrush-1121
Jul 28 2014
5.0
Jul 28 2014
5.0
Version: null
RunTime
RunTime
May 30 2014
4.5
May 30 2014
4.5
Version: null
Stef-pugl@alice-it
Stef-pugl@alice-it
Jul 27 2012
0.5
Jul 27 2012
0.5
Version: null
bpaulb
bpaulb
May 19 2011
5.0
May 19 2011
5.0
Version: null
Rsavignard
Rsavignard
Mar 14 2011
5.0
Mar 14 2011
5.0
Version: null
Hoondi
Hoondi
Feb 18 2011
0.5
Feb 18 2011
0.5
Version: null
Renaud-S
Renaud-S
Jan 1 2009
5.0
Jan 1 2009
5.0
Version: null
Bobp63
Bobp63
Feb 20 2008
4.0
Feb 20 2008
4.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Jan 10 2005
4.8
Jan 10 2005
4.8
Version: null
Frodo-life
Frodo-life
Jan 11 2030
5.8.4
1.0
Jan 11 2030
1.0
Version: 5.8.4
mm2margaret
mm2margaret
Jan 11 2030
5.8.4
1.0
Jan 11 2030
1.0
Version: 5.8.4