Apple stopped actively working on AppleRAID in 2009 and removed full support for it in El Capitan (Mac OS X 10.11). If you ever had a problem with your AppleRAID volumes, you were stuck.
Now, however, you can use those same volumes with SoftRAID - no need to copy all the files from one volume to another. You can just convert your AppleRAID stripe and mirror volumes and to SoftRAID volumes. Your volumes will be just as fast or faster and you can take full advantage of SoftRAID's renowned speed, reliability and support.
Not only is SoftRAID Lite more reliable than AppleRAID, it is up to 86% faster
than AppleRAID too!*
You can try SoftRAID or SoftRAID Lite for 30 days for free. Just download SoftRAID
, convert your AppleRAID volumes and use it for 30 days. If after 30 days, you decide not to purchase SoftRAID, you can convert your volumes back to AppleRAID and be exactly where you started.
SoftRAID now in 4 Languages
SoftRAID version 5.5 will now automatically display in English, French, Spanish, or German (depending on your Mac's language settings).
Certifying disk in English
Certifying disk in French
Certifying disk in Spanish
Certifying disk in German
SoftRAID Lite is only $49
With SoftRAID Lite, you can convert your AppleRAID stripe or mirror volumes to SoftRAID. The process is simple and takes only a couple of minutes. You'll be able to continue to use your volumes and gain all of SoftRAID's disk testing and monitoring features.
lets you create and maintain stripe and mirror volumes. With SoftRAID Lite, you can test a disk before you start using it, monitor it for defects while you use it and protect yourself from disk failure (when using a mirror volume). Unlike AppleRAID, SoftRAID Lite will notify you whenever a disk gets an error.
SoftRAID supports RAID 4, RAID 5 and RAID 1+0 volumes
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).
With SoftRAID, 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.
The SoftRAID Monitor is always watching your disks and volumes
The SoftRAID Monitor
is always running and visible in the menu bar whenever you have SoftRAID Lite installed. It is constantly checking your disks for errors and can warn you even before your disk fails.
You can even use the SoftRAID Monitor to quickly check the SoftRAID log or launch the SoftRAID application.
Download SoftRAID or SoftRAID Lite now
Download it now and try it for free for 30 days. If you decide not to use, you can convert your stripe (RAID 0) and mirror (RAID 1) volumes to AppleRAID and not lose any of your files.
*We measured performance using a 2 disk mirror configuration - SoftRAID mirror volumes read data up to 86% faster than AppleRAID when using SSDs. When measuring speed using 2 HDDs, SoftRAID mirror volumes read data up to 56% faster than AppleRAID.