Notifications
Clear all

[Sticky] Running Big Sur (beta) on Intel Macs  

Page 5 / 7

Posts: 2359
(@softraid-support)
Member
Joined: 5 years ago

We do not have a beta for Big Sur yet, but a SoftRAID driver is bundled with Big Sur, so your volumes can mount. We will let our users know when we have a stable beta for Big Sur.

Reply
1 Reply
(@koloa)
Joined: 1 month ago

New Member
Posts: 2

@softraid-support Great to know!  Do you happen to have any sense of whether or not the next version will be a paid upgrade, or free?  I just bought the product, full version, this week, and can’t use it as I am on BitSur.  Would be incredibly frustrating to have to pay all over again in a few weeks when you likely release a compatible version.  All new computer and NVMe drives, eager to get it all going.  Thanks!

Reply
Posts: 37
Customer
(@desertnomad)
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 years ago

I just bought a new 16" MBP that is running Catalina. I have three OWC ThunderBay RAID systems all running RAID 1+0. Will these work in Big Sur with the generic driver?

Will there be an update to SoftRAID 5 to support Big Sur?

SoftRAID 6 has been promised for so long that I wonder if it will ever arrive.

I'm concerned that my investment in RAID systems is not going to be able to move to Big Sur.

 

 

Reply
Posts: 2359
(@softraid-support)
Member
Joined: 5 years ago

We are still in development for the app that works on Big Sur. We will have it as soon as we can create a reliable application and driver.

Reply
1 Reply
Customer
(@desertnomad)
Joined: 3 years ago

Eminent Member
Posts: 37

@softraid-support Ok. This is the #1 reason I ordered my MacBook Pro when I did. I wanted to be sure to get one that still had Catalina on it. Do you have an estimate of when you'll have something that works in Big Sur? (no need to support APFS - just something that works with existing HFS+ RAIDs in Big Sur).

Reply
Posts: 2359
(@softraid-support)
Member
Joined: 5 years ago

I wish I did, but we do not have a running version yet, so I cannot estimate how far it would be from release, whether imminent, or whether it would take deeper testing. Sorry!

Reply
Posts: 37
Customer
(@desertnomad)
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 years ago

Will a 1+0 RAID be recognized in Big Sur and run without monitoring? If something fails, will monitoring detect it after re-hooking it to a 10.14 or 10.15 system?

Reply
Page 5 / 7
Share: