In the past, hardware RAID controllers offered the fastest performance. However, in my testing and daily work, I’ve NOT seen a significant slowdown when using SoftRAID. Plus, I enjoy the drive monitoring, RAID format control and system utilities provided by SoftRAID.
SoftRAID support is handled by Mark James and I just can’t say enough good things about him. He is knowledgeable, approachable, and, seemingly, never sleeps. I have also spoken many times with Tim Standing, CTO for SoftRAID. He, too, is good folks. I am pleased to use their products.
Read Larry Jordan’s full article: Product Review: OWC ThunderBay 4 mini (SSD RAID)