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How to use a SoftRAID startup volume with High Sierra

If you're using High Sierra, and booting up from a SoftRAID volume, you'll need to follow the steps given in this forum post, since the macOS High Sierra Installer does not recognize SoftRAID volumes as valid startup volumes.

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I have a couple of OWC RAID volumes that I want to convert to SoftRAID, each with 4 HDDs. Is the only way to do this is to reformat the volume and restore from a backup?
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The formatting on hardware RAID disks is different, so it is difficult to convert hardware RAID to software.

So the short reply is yes, you need to backup, convert your enclosure to "JBOD", then you can initialize the disks and create a new volume for your data.

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