SoftRAID 5.6.1 – High-quality RAID management.

SoftRAID 5.6.1

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

Version 5.6.1:

  • Added the SoftRAID Easy Setup application which makes creating your first RAID volume quick and easy
  • Added support for SMART reporting on USB and FireWire disks; this allows SoftRAID to monitor the health of these disks and predict the failure of them too
  • Added simplified Chinese translation to SoftRAID
  • Added a 5 second pause at shutdown and restart; this helps prevent corrupted volumes caused by bugs in Mac OS
  • Added a workaround for a bug introduced in OS X 10.10 which causes the system to load an old version of the SoftRAID driver, rather than the one which was just installed (This bug still exists in Mac OS 10.12); the workaround is to always force a restart after installing the driver (Apple Bug ID #30688985)
  • Incorporates revised SMART over USB drivers; the changes fix the bug which caused Drobo devices to be unavailable when SMART support for USB and FireWire devices was enabled
  • Fixed a bug in the build script which occasionally caused SoftRAID Easy Setup to fail with an error on macOS 10.12
  • Fixed bug which caused disk certify to not test all parts of a disk; this would happen if you stopped certifying a disk and then resumed certifying it later
  • Fixed a bug which caused write errors during the Random Access Test of a disk certify operation; this would only happen on 4Kn disks (disk with a native sector size of 4 KB)
  • Fixed a bug which prevented the SoftRAID Monitor from loading if a user had set the umask value


OS X 10.6.8 or later, 64-bit processor


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