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.
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