SoftRaid 5.5.5

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  Name: SoftRaid
Version: 5.5.5

I cant really test it, so feedbacks are really needed here !

Mac Platform:
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

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High-quality RAID management

Now that Mac OS X no longer fully supports AppleRAID, you need a RAID solution you can trust !

SoftRAID 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 Mac OS X Server admin, "Pro" user, photographer, digital-video editor, or desktop user who wants more reliable backup for his computer. We are really excited about this release of SoftRAID. Eighteen months ago, we set out to create a new RAID Engine in software which would equal the performance and reliability of dedicated hardware RAID controllers, and we've more than accomplished that. SoftRAID is the premier disk driver for Mac OS X, replacing the basic functionality of Apple's RAID driver, which has not been updated since 2009.

More RAID levels:
SoftRAID version 5 users can now create RAID 4, RAID 5 and RAID 1+0 volumes, with all the performance, monitoring and reliability features that users have come to expect from SoftRAID.

Outstanding RAID 5 Performance - exceeds 1 Gigabyte per second:
SoftRAID 5 offers incredible performance over Thunderbolt, with superior performance compared to most hardware RAID offerings.

Partial list of SoftRAID Features:
Support for all intel based Macs, 10.6 and later RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 4 and 5 (and non-RAID volumes)
All SoftRAID volume can be startup volumes.
Up to 16 disks per volume Up to 32 total volumes per Mac Support for Thunderbolt 1 & 2, eSATA, SAS, FireWire and USB
Automatic rebuilding of RAID volumes "Fast Mirror Rebuilds" for accelerated rebuild times
Disk error reporting
Email notification
Predictive failure analysis
Disk and disk certification
Volume validation SMART testing on all disks I/o requests by disk and by volume
Extended disk information: Hours of use, bus speed, reallocated sector count and media wear for SSDs
Disk labeling and blinking for identification
Complete logging of SoftRAID events
Command LIne tools Built in recovery tools for recovering severely damaged partition maps

Version 5.5:

New Features

SoftRAID can now convert AppleRAID stripe (RAID 0) and mirror (RAID 1) volumes to SoftRAID format. When you convert an AppleRAID volume, all of your files are preserved. You can even convert Apple non-RAID volumes to SoftRAID.

SoftRAID can now convert stripe (RAID 0) volumes to RAID 1+0. It can also convert some RAID 0 volumes to RAID 4 (requires a stripe unit size of 16 KB).

The SoftRAID application and SoftRAID Monitor are now translated into French, German and Spanish.

The user interface now conforms with the look of the Finder in El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.11.

The SoftRAID Monitor menu bar indicator is now displayed in grey when the user has selected the "Graphite" appearance in the "General" panel of System Preferences.

The SoftRAID application and volume icons are new.

The SoftRAID Monitor now detects a bug in Mac OS X which causes disks to be ejected while in use. When this occurs, a dialog is displayed giving the user instructions which can help prevent this bug from reoccurring (for more info, see:

Bug Fixes

Fix kernel panic bug which occurs when you remove 2 disks from a RAID 5 volume.

SoftRAID now prevents users from removing disks from RAID volumes in situations where it might result in data loss.

Fixed a bug which could cause the SoftRAID Monitor to display a dialog indicating that the user was in evaluation mode even when a serial number had been entered.

Fixed a bug which caused two warning dialogs to appear the first time SoftRAID is run, both of which say that SoftRAID can be used for 30 days in trial mode. This version only displays one of these dialogs.

Fixed a bug which caused some entries in the SoftRAID.log file to be garbled or incomplete. This would occur when two or more entries were being written simultaneously.

Rebuild and validate operations now start instantly regardless of volume optimization setting. They run for the first 15 seconds as if the volume were optimized for workstation before using their actual optimization setting.

The "missing disk" string in the volume tile is now blue for RAID 1 volumes which contain at least 1 in-sync secondary disk. If there are no in-sync secondary disks, the string is red.

Prevented any disk which has a progress bar from being added to a volume or used to create a new volume.

The SoftRAID application no longer deletes the SoftRAID.log file when you select Uninstall SoftRAID from the Utilities menu.

Fixed a bug which allowed a user to shrink a volume to a size smaller than that which is displayed in the Resize Volume window.

Fixed a bug which caused SoftRAID to display Xsan volumes. SoftRAID would also display an error dialog when it couldn't read from the Xsan volumes.

Fixed several bugs which affected installing or uninstalling the SoftRAID driver on volumes other than the startup volume.

Fixed a bug which prevented the SoftRAID application from automatically updating the driver on bootable volumes other than the current startup volume.

Fixed a bug which prevented the SoftRAID Monitor and SoftRAID application from connecting to the SoftRAID upgrade server.

Removed the help button from all dialogs which are displayed before the user logs in. The Apple help system does not work until the user logs in so these buttons were non- functional.

Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID application which caused tiles for AppleRAID volumes to incorrectly indicate that they were missing disks.

Fixed a bug which could cause the "Launch SoftRAID" menu item in the SoftRAID Monitor menu to launch the incorrect copy of SoftRAID.

Change SoftRAID application so it no longer creates an error entry in the system.log file (the entry was: "Could not find imaged named 'SR_AppHeaderText'.").

Fixed a bug which caused the SoftRAID application to stop working if one or more of the volume names included kanji characters.

Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID driver which could cause the driver event queue to become full. This happened when many degraded volumes were present and would cause a error dialog to appear which said that the driver event queue was full.

All versions of SoftRAID now use the ThunderBay volume icons if all the disks for a given volume are in a ThunderBay enclosure. Icons only change when a volume is first created.

Fixed a bug which caused Tech Support Reports to not include crash logs.

Disabled serial numbers for purchases which have been refunded or upgraded.

Fixed a bug which caused the SoftRAID Monitor to crash at launch or when a new serial number was entered.


Comments (2)

iamtheonlyone4ever On 2016-10-19 01:39:36

thank you, i will test it with my raid card and report back

iamtheonlyone4ever On 2016-10-19 02:07:14

it seems to be working fine