The current version of SoftRAID is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
The current version of SoftRAID has been extensively tested and is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. All of the features you love in SoftRAID work with this new release.
Installing Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan onto a SoftRAID volume
The Mac OS X Installer for Mac OS X 10.11 recognizes all SoftRAID volumes as bootable. You can use the Mac OS X Installer to upgrade or install Mac OS X onto any SoftRAID volume.
Using TRIM on non-Apple SSDs
All SoftRAID volumes fully support TRIM on Apple and non-Apple SSDs. If you are using SSDs and wish to enable TRIM for non-Apple SSDs, you must instruct Mac OS X that it is safe to use TRIM on your SSDs.
If you are running Mac OS X 10.10.4 or later, you can use the trimforce command in a Terminal window to enable TRIM on these SSDs. For a more detailed description of TRIM on Mac OS X, please see the ArsTechnica article.
Why are my SoftRAID volume icons grey after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan?
Have you just upgraded to Mac OS X 10.11 and all your SoftRAID volume icons are now grey?
This is SoftRAID’s way of telling you that your disks and volumes are not fully protected. You are running a limited version of the SoftRAID driver which lacks many features (i.e. it lacks: disk failure detection and prediction, volume rebuilds, all user notifications, and error logging). The Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Installer overwrites any existing copy of the SoftRAID driver with this limited version as part of the Mac OS X installation process.
SoftRAID versions before 5.0.7 not fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Earlier versions of SoftRAID prior to version 5.0.7 are not fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.11. While your volumes will mount, you may have problems running the SoftRAID application. This incompatibility is the result of stronger security restrictions that Apple introduced in Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
To ensure SoftRAID runs smoothly, update to the latest version on our download page.
SoftRAID version 4 does not support Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
SoftRAID version 4 will not work with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (or any OS X later than 10.10). Apple has made significant changes to the Mac OS X since version 4 was first released in 2009. These changes prevent parts of SoftRAID version 4 from working correctly.
Make sure you upgrade to SoftRAID version 5 before installing Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.