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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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4x 1TB mSATA Samsung 860 Evos on an Addonics AD4MSPX2-A
Would anyone have any concerns about using the following with SoftRAID to create a RAID 1+0 on a Mac Pro 5,1 running macOS Sierra 10.12.6?

Addonics Quad mSATA PCIe SSD Card AD4MSPX2-A:

Samsung 860 Evo mSATA 1TB Internal SSD:

The exact configuration of the Mac Pro is as follows:

Mac Pro 4,1 flashed to 5,1
Dual 2.26GHz Quad-Core Xeons
2x Inateck USB 3.0 Cards
4x Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB Hard Drives (which I will also use with SoftRAID)

There should be no problems. If you get any issues, disable the SMART over USB driver in SoftRAID preferences and see if that helps.

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