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OWC Releases SoftRAID version 5.7

The new SoftRAID version 5.7 is compatible with macOS 10.14 Mojave.

Oct 10, 2018 | Woodstock, IL

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OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announces the release of SoftRAID 5.7 with support for latest macOS 10.14 Mojave.

The new version of SoftRAID has been updated and tested to work with Mojave, which has made major changes to the kernel, security and third party software requirements.

SoftRAID’s disk management tools, such as disk certification, verify disk and predictive failure, are fully compatible with Mojave and APFS formatted disks. This version also paves the way for ability to create, modify or manage APFS volumes in SoftRAID 6, targeted for release later this year. Key Features in SoftRAID 5.7:

  • SoftRAID 5.7 added technology that can help protect volumes from data corruption caused by Mac OS kernel bugs.
  • SoftRAID 5.7 changes the way that SMART statistics are collected in SoftRAID Monitor. The new code checks SMART every time a disk is inserted rather than waiting for the next scheduled time for checking SMART.
  • The SoftRAID Easy Setup application for 5.7 is now a 64 bit version, compatible with Mojave.
  • The ability to anonymously report SoftRAID status and disk reliability information. This new opt-in feature provides non-identifiable information the SoftRAID team will use to help prioritize future feature releases and give insight into drive issues.

“We have been very impressed by the power of crowd-sourced data lately for disk reliability,” said Tim Standing, Vice President of Mac OS Software Engineering at OWC, “In particular, we are excited to investigate predictive failure modes on SSD drives, so we can actively alert SSD users of impending failure before they experience catastrophic data loss.”

SoftRAID 5.7 is a free update to users SoftRAID 5.0 and later. A free trial is available and SoftRAID can be purchased at SoftRAID.com.

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.


Important notes:

  • Mojave no longer supports starting up from RAID volumes, including Apple’s RAID and SoftRAID volumes. High Sierra is the final macOS release with support for starting up from SoftRAID volumes. If your startup volume is a SoftRAID volume you will need to migrate to a Disk Utility standard volume before installing SoftRAID 5.7 or upgrading to Mojave.
  • SoftRAID 5.7 no longer supports Snow Leopard (10.6.x) or Lion (10.7.x). If you are running one of these older versions of SoftRAID, 5.6.7 will be your final version for these two Mac OS X releases.


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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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