Mill Valley, CA September 26, 2017 — OWC Holdings, Inc., a division of OWC, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the launch of SoftRAID v. 5.6.3, an update and bug fix release, which makes SoftRAID compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. SoftRAID http://www.softraid.com keeps precious files protected against disk failure — ideal for everyone who needs to safely store and quickly access large amounts of data, including photographers, videographers, editors, audio producers, web designers, database and media managers, advertisers, archivers, and more. SoftRAID 5.6.3 features a highly optimized driver, which provides a software RAID solution that equals and can often exceed the performance and reliability of dedicated hardware RAID controllers. In addition, SoftRAID provides advanced disk testing, logging, disk health monitoring, and a unique disk failure prediction system for advanced warning of potential disk problems to protect users from catastrophic data loss.
Easy Setup Automatically Guides Less Technical Users through Setup
SoftRAID guides less technical users through the process of creating SoftRAID volumes, automating the process of configuring disks and making recommendations to help users setup their SoftRAID system. All users have to do is decide what the RAID volume will be used for and how much space to use (with hints from the application) — SoftRAID Easy Setup does the rest.
Key Changes/Bug Fixes in SoftRAID v. 5.6.3
• Fixes driver loading to ensure that the correct driver is installed the first time and that newly updated drivers are always loaded. In previous versions, it was possible for older cached versions of the driver to be loaded by mistake under certain circumstances.
“At SoftRAID, we don’t believe that software should be shipped and then forgotten. We are constantly refining and improving our product, because we love what we do and want it to be the best it can possibly be!” said Tim Standing, VP of software Engineering, OWC Holdings Inc.
SoftRAID Key Features:
SoftRAID supports mac OS from 10.6.8 to 10.13 High Sierra
SoftRAID version 5.6.3 is compatible with all versions of Mac OS X from 10.6.8 through the latest release of macOS 10.13 High Sierra. SoftRAID works hard to ensure that their software is ready for every new mac OS release.
Invaluable Features at a Great Price & Free Trial — Great Customer Support
SoftRAID version 5.6.3 is available as a fully functional free trial version at SoftRAID.com/freetrial, allowing prospective customers to download and try all the features of SoftRAID for 30 days for free. Priced at just $179, the full version of SoftRAID supports 5 RAID levels (0, 1, 4, 5 & 1+0), plus email notifications of potential disk failure, and command line support, available at http://www.SoftRAID.com/store. SoftRAID includes one year of free technical support via email. For $49, users can purchase SoftRAID Lite and create RAID 0 and RAID 1 volumes, or convert their AppleRAID volumes to SoftRAID.SoftRAID Lite includes support via online forum. SoftRAID and SoftRAID Lite are available for download at http://www.SoftRAID.com/store, through an Apple Certified Consultant, or retail outlets worldwide. Both versions use exactly the same great driver, provide the same disk testing and health monitoring, and are localized for French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese languages.
SoftRAID provides one of the best tech support services in the industry, available at nights and on weekends, ready to get to the bottom of each and every customer problem. See customer comments about SoftRAID at: https://softraid.com/pages/
About SoftRAID & OWC Holdings, Inc.
Headquartered in Mill Valley, California, the SoftRAID team has provided high quality storage solutions for Mac OS for over 18 years. The company’s founders have worked with disk drives on Mac OS since the Mac Plus shipped in 1986. SoftRAID has earned its reputation as a rock solid product with great technical support, shipping for Mac OS X since 2003. SoftRAID was the first to market with many key features, including fast mirror rebuilds, full email notification, bootable RAID volumes, disk certification, RAID volume validation, TRIM support on all RAID Levels, disk failure prediction, and more.
In 2014, SoftRAID was acquired by OWC, the leading manufacturer and upgrade provider for Apple and PC enthusiasts, and renamed OWC Holdings, Inc. SoftRAID is included with all preconfigured OWC ThunderBay RAID enclosures and OWC Mercury Viper SSDs that offer read speeds of 4.6 GB/s and write speeds of 4.0 GB/s. For more information, see the website:http://www.SoftRAID.
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