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30-Day Free Trial: Start protecting your files against disk failure today!

View this page on a Mac to download your free trial of SoftRAID or SoftRAID Lite.

Sudden disk failure can cost time, money and even your business. Why risk it?

Try SoftRAID or SoftRAID Lite COMPLETELY FREE for 30 days and protect yourself and your data. Trial software is exactly the same as the paid version, and you'll get all SoftRAID's great disk checking and monitoring, plus the fastest and most efficient software RAID there is.

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30 day FREE TRIAL!

RAID Levels Supported

Disk Certification

Disk Monitoring

Email Alerts

Command Line Interface

Tech Support



RAID 0 (Stripes)
RAID 1 (Mirrors)
RAID 4, RAID 5, RAID 1+0



SoftRAID Lite

RAID 0 (Stripes)
RAID 1 (Mirrors)

Online Forum


Fully Functional Free Trial!

SoftRAID's Free Trial is fully functional with absolutely no features disabled—you'll be using exactly the same software as you would in the paid version!

During the 30 day trial period you can:

  • Test disks to make sure they're reliable
  • Create new RAID volumes
  • Convert your existing Disk Utility and AppleRAID volumes to use SoftRAID or SoftRAID Lite
  • Setup the SoftRAID Monitor to monitor the health of your disks and volumes
  • Enable email notification so the SoftRAID Monitor can send you email when there's a problem
  • Install Mac OS X onto a SoftRAID volume and then startup from it

At the end of 30 days, you can purchase a license, enter your serial number, and keep using SoftRAID.

System Requirements for SoftRAID

What type of computer do I need to run SoftRAID or SoftRAID Lite?

SoftRAID will run on any Mac built after 2007 which is running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later (TRIM support for SSDs requires Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later).

Unlike many applications, SoftRAID has modest requirements for system memory and disk space, and uses so little processing power you won't even notice it's running—until it warns you of a failing disk!

What type of disks do SoftRAID and SoftRAID Lite work with?

You can use any disk which you attach directly to your Mac. This includes:

  • Thunderbolt disks
  • Internal and external SATA disks
  • SSDs (Solid State Disks)
  • Fibre Channel and SAS disks
  • USB 2 and USB 3 disks
  • FireWire disks
  • USB flash drives (yes, even those!)

SoftRAID Trial FAQs

What happens after the 30 day trial period expires?

When your 30 day trial period has expired, most advanced features in SoftRAID or SoftRAID Lite will become disabled. You will still be able to use your SoftRAID volumes but you will not be able do things like test disks, create new volumes or have SoftRAID warn you of problems.

After your trial period has expired, SoftRAID or SoftRAID Lite will warn you that the trial period has expired each time you startup your Mac.

How will I know how long I have left in the trial period?

The SoftRAID Monitor will tell you how much time you have left. You can also run the SoftRAID or SoftRAID Lite application to see how many days are remaining in your trial period.

Can I convert my existing volumes to SoftRAID?

Of Course! You can convert your existing AppleRAID volumes and Disk Utility volumes to SoftRAID format and all your files will be preserved. You can even convert your startup volume to SoftRAID format.

Note: SoftRAID and SoftRAID Lite do not support converting Apple Fusion volumes. We think these volumes are less reliable as they offer zero protection from disk failure. If a disk fails with a Fusion volume, you will lose any data you haven't backed up separately.

After my trial expires, can I convert my disks back to Apple format?

Absolutely! We don't think you will want to go back to using the AppleRAID driver since no one at Apple has done active development on it since 2009, but if you do, SoftRAID can convert your volumes back. One of the features of SoftRAID is to seamlessly allow you to convert your volumes back and forth between SoftRAID volumes and ones which use the AppleRAID driver.