SoftRAID Lite
SoftRAID Lite
5.8

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SoftRAID Lite free download for Mac

SoftRAID Lite

5.8
11 October 2019

Industry-standard RAID management.

Overview

SoftRAID Lite is a replacement for Apple's Disk Utility RAID. SoftRAID Lite is based the full SoftRAID engine, with the only limitations being that SoftRAID Lite supports only RAID levels 0 (stripe) and 1 (Mirror) volumes, and does not have email notification or the command line interface. Tecchnical support for SoftRAID Lite is available on the SoftRAID forum.

SoftRAID Lite also provides "predictive disk failure", where users are alerted to potential disk failures even before they fail. SoftRAID Lite allows you to create and manage disk arrays to increase performance and reliability. 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 Lite

Version 5.8:
  • Includes important bug fixes and changes that improve SoftRAID compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina

3 SoftRAID Lite Reviews

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Fhf
13 April 2016

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I found this app to be a quick fifty bucks down the drain. Softraid's site says, "With SoftRAID Lite, you can convert your AppleRAID stripe or mirror volumes to SoftRAID. The process is simple and takes only a couple of minutes. You'll be able to continue to use your volumes and gain all of SoftRAID's disk testing and monitoring features." Really? Not on My MacBook Pro. Even after waiting for V5.5, I get the message: "Softraid cannot convert this volume because it shares disks with other volumes". Let me understand this. By definition, a RAID array uses multiple hard drives. Multiple hard drives means a lot of storage space. A lot of storage space means that many people will have the 'array' partitioned into more than one volume. But Softraid can't deal with hard drives partitioned into more than one volume, because each volume 'shares disks'? Huh? Remind me again why I bought this?
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Version 5.5
jbarley
15 November 2016
Couldn't get it to work for me. First I tried converting my Apple raid 0, softraid did its thing but left my volume unmounted and try as I may I could not get it to mount. Second attempt, started from scratch and built a new Apple raid volume, tried the convert thing but sadly the result was the same, will not mount the volume. It's times like this that I'm glad there are free trials...
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Version 5.5
wintermute
29 July 2016
Stable and fast RAID 0 or RAID 1 software solution. It easily and quickly converted my old striped Apple volumes to SoftRAID stripes. Benchmarking the volumes before and after shows a noticeable increase in throughput with the SoftRAID drivers. This is a necessity for those with striped volumes using Apple drivers since Apple is no longer supporting RAID implementations under recent versions of Mac OS X.
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Version 5.5
Fhf
13 April 2016
I found this app to be a quick fifty bucks down the drain. Softraid's site says, "With SoftRAID Lite, you can convert your AppleRAID stripe or mirror volumes to SoftRAID. The process is simple and takes only a couple of minutes. You'll be able to continue to use your volumes and gain all of SoftRAID's disk testing and monitoring features." Really? Not on My MacBook Pro. Even after waiting for V5.5, I get the message: "Softraid cannot convert this volume because it shares disks with other volumes". Let me understand this. By definition, a RAID array uses multiple hard drives. Multiple hard drives means a lot of storage space. A lot of storage space means that many people will have the 'array' partitioned into more than one volume. But Softraid can't deal with hard drives partitioned into more than one volume, because each volume 'shares disks'? Huh? Remind me again why I bought this?
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Version 5.5
1 answer(s)
wintermute
wintermute
29 July 2016
This worked perfectly fine for me and is a necessity since Apple is no longer supporting RAID volumes in Disk Utility. Keep in mind that this LITE version only works on RAID 0 or RAID 1 (striped or mirrored volumes.) If you need other RAID support, you should look at purchasing the non-LITE version. They offer a generous trial period for both. I actually tested the full version before deciding I only needed the LITE version since I am no longer implementing a RAID 5 configuration.
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$49.00

2.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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