Developer website: OWC Holdings, Inc.
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.
Note:SoftRAID 5.6.7 includes important bug fixes and changes that allow SoftRAID to be compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. High Sierra involves a completely new file system (APFS) as well as major changes to the kernel, security and third-party software requirements, and the SoftRAID team has worked hard to ensure that SoftRAID will work flawlessly with High Sierra, although it does not yet support APFS. This means that currently, SoftRAID does not support creating, modifying or converting APFS volumes. However, SoftRAID’s certify, verify and monitoring features will work with APFS formatted disks. Full support for APFS will be included with SoftRAID version 6.
- Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID XT and SoftRAID Lite XT applications which affects serial number validation.
- OS X 10.6.8 or later
- Support for TRIM commands on SSD's require OS X 10.7.5 or later