Descriptions for SoftRAID 5.6.4
Name: SoftRAID for Mac
Release Date: 18 Jan 2018
Mac Platform: Intel
OS version:OS X 10.6.8 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Includes: Pre-K’ed (The Shark)
Web Site: https://www.softraid.com/index.html
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 5.6.4
- With SoftRAID 5.6.4 ‘SoftRAID for ThunderBay’ has been renamed ‘SoftRAID XT’, and ‘SoftRAID Lite for ThunderBay’ is now ‘SoftRAID Lite XT’. (SoftRAID XT is a version of SoftRAID bundled with OWC hardware).
- SoftRAID now reports the number of total bytes written for most SSDs. If available, this is displayed in the disk tile for the SSD (in SoftRAID’s main UI window). We will be adding support for additional SSDs in the future. If the total bytes written value does not appear for your brand of SSD, please contact email@example.com so we can add it.
- Added support for future OWC products to SoftRAID XT.
- SoftRAID 5.6.4 contains a work-around for a macOS bug which caused a kernel panic every time Apple’s Disk Utility program was used to erase a SoftRAID disk. This bug was introduced in Mac OS 10.12. With this work-around, the Mac no longer kernel panics but the Disk Utility application still hangs.
- SoftRAID takes security very seriously, and all SoftRAID DMG files are now code signed, so users can be certain the image they download from our site is an unaltered DMG file.
- SoftRAID 5.6.4 fixes a bug which caused the SoftRAID Tool to crash when volumes were unmounted or initialized using the command line interface.