OWC Announces SoftRAID Support for Traditional Chinese Language

Software RAID platform that maximizes drive capacity now offers language support for up to an additional 50 million people

Mar 18, 2020 | WOODSTOCK, IL


OWC®; a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company and one of the world’s most respected providers of hard drives, SSDs, Mac & PC docking solutions and performance upgrade kits, today announced the availability of SoftRAID 5.8.3, adding full Traditional Chinese language support. The SoftRAID software platform now supports seven languages, which are automatically displayed based on each Mac’s language settings. Additional languages supported include English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese.

SoftRAID also includes a workaround to an issue in macOS 10.15 Catalina, which prevents the macOS kernel cache from rebuilding correctly. The issue has been reported to Apple and their team is working on an OS fix.

“We continue to work closely with Apple software and hardware engineers on supporting upcoming technologies,” said Tim Standing, OWC’s VP of Software Development - Mac. He continued “This version of SoftRAID adds faster performance for NVMe SSDs, as well as support for storage devices based on the U.2 standard. Since OWC acquired InXtron, a hardware design and manufacturer in Taiwan, in 2019, we have seen a profound increase in the number of Chinese speaking customers. We wanted to more fully support these customers, so we felt it was important to add support for Traditional Chinese to SoftRAID. I am excited to offer this additional support to the rapidly growing market of film and video professionals.”

The SoftRAID team works constantly to make SoftRAID the most solid, robust RAID solution available. The newest update shows the commitment to improving the software with enhanced features and the ability to fix issues when they arise in software or outside factors.

New in SoftRAID 5.8.3:

  • Full support for Traditional Chinese language
  • Added workaround to address macOS 10.15 issue preventing the driver cache from rebuilding correctly

OWC’s SoftRAID software RAID solution brings technology found only in datacenters to workstations and editing bays. With five different RAID volume levels, SoftRAID has users covered – whether the emphasis is on the safety of data, the speed of accessing data or the best of both.

30-Day Risk-Free Trial

Sudden disk failure can cost time, money, and quite possibly your business. Eliminate that risk by trying SoftRAID completely free for 30 days and see firsthand how it can protect mission critical data. Fully functional with no features disabled, the SoftRAID trial provides all the disk checking, monitoring and easy volume creation attributes that made SoftRAID the most popular RAID setup and management app for years.


SoftRAID 5.8.3 is a free update to users SoftRAID 5.0 and later. After the free trial SoftRAID can be purchased at or

About SoftRAID

The SoftRAID team has been producing high quality applications for over 20 years. SoftRAID has been first to market with many key features including: fast mirror rebuilds, full email notification, bootable RAID volumes, disk certification, RAID volume validation, TRIM support on all RAID Levels, disk failure prediction and more. SoftRAID has earned its reputation as a rock-solid product which comes with great technical support.


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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