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As you discovered, the driver only mounts SoftRAID volumes, removing it does not damage the volumes.

I am not sure why it is not loading.

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Trial pop-up shows on wake from display sleep on my intel mac mini and there is nothing in the log about it having restarted or anything like that during the wake or sleep.

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I am pushing to reduce the notices on beta versions.

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@softraid-support It isn't that bad just wasn't sure if it was expected or a bug or could be an indication of why I was getting those disk errors with Parallels during sleep.  Perhaps the best policy until this is released is not to warn users until say 5 days before it expires and only on launch.

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I want to make it once a week, then once a day when a week remains.

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To be fair, everyone running it right now knows it's a beta.  Once it's released maybe that would make sense but I think at this point less is more.

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I cannot seem to install the beta b48. Running 11.1 on an M1 Mac mini with a Thunderbay 4 I am afraid to plug in until I can verify the driver is working correctly. I followed the (convoluted) installation method: First I installed the driver, then I restarted to reduce security and allow third party extensions. Then I installed and I got the warning about turning on OWC access in privacy. I did that. Then something told me that I might have done this out of order because I got a warning message about the driver being blocked. So I promptly uninstalled SoftRaid from the Uninstall menu option and started over. I rebooted into recovery and made sure that the options from before were still selected. They were. So I rebooted normally. Then I reran Softraid to reinstall the driver. It told me it was blocked. There was NO option to allow OWC from the privacy menu. Weird. So I uninstalled again. Rebooted. Started SoftRAID again. No warning this time. I went into Security. There is NO option to allow OWC as an identified developer.

I appreciate the efforts, but this is seriously affecting my work and shaking my trust in OWC and software RAID in general. Sorry to say that, but this is not a good situation for those of us who depend on these drives for our livelihoods. 

So is the driver installed or not? What do I do now? Am I safe to proceed? Is it "normal" not to see any mention of OWC in security pane? BTW this is a clean install that I am painstakingly working on to avoid any migration issues.

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