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.
With the full version of SoftRAID, you can convert your AppleRAID stripe volume to a RAID 1+0 volume. Unlike your original AppleRAID stripe, with a RAID 1+0 volume, you won’t lose all your files if one of your disks fails. SoftRAID can also create RAID 4 and RAID 5 volumes. We find RAID 4 best for SSDs (Solid State Disks) and RAID 5 best for HDDS (Hard Disk Drives).
Also, you can test a disk before you start using it, monitor it for defects while you use it and protect yourself from disk failure with mirror (RAID 1), RAID 4, RAID 5 or RAID 1+0 volumes. You can even have the SoftRAID Monitor notify you via email whenever there is a problem.
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