OWC Releases SoftRAID 5.7.2 Increased Compatibility for macOS 10.14 Mojave

The new SoftRAID version 5.7.2 adds improved compatibility with macOS 10.14 Mojave.

Woodstock, IL – November 6, 2018 - OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced the availability of SoftRAID 5.7.2  with increased compatibility for latest macOS 10.14 Mojave. OWC’s SoftRAID software RAID solution brings technology found only in data centers to workstations and editing bays. With five different RAID volume levels, SoftRAID has users covered - whether the emphasis is on the safety of your data, the speed of accessing that data or the best of both.


Enhancements to SoftRAID include:


  • Resolution to issue with the Gatekeeper code in MacOS 10.1.2 and later, which can inadvertently leave the SoftRAID application in quarantine, resulting in users receiving a quarantine warning dialog message (“You have just downloaded this application from the Internet, are you sure you want to open it?”), when SoftRAID is launched, rather than a one-time message when Gatekeeper is functioning correctly. 
  • Resolved issue of SoftRAID volumes sometimes having incorrect permissions when first created or had recently been erased, which occurred more frequently with macOS 10.14 Mojave, and was amended in SoftRAID version 5.7.2.
  • Corrected concern with SoftRAID Easy Setup for SoftRAID XT and SoftRAID Lite XT that prevented consistent collaboration with OWC Mercury Elite Pro Quad enclosures.
  • Resolved display issue in SoftRAID applications causing text in some dialog boxes to be clipped occasionally when run with some non-English languages.


The SoftRAID development team strives continuously to make SoftRAID the most robust software RAID solution available, and this new release is no exception. SoftRAID 5.7.2 is a free update to users SoftRAID 5.0 and later. A free trial is available and SoftRAID can be purchased at SoftRAID.com.

Important notes:                                       

  • Mojave no longer supports starting up from RAID volumes, including Apple’s RAID and SoftRAID volumes. High Sierra is the final macOS release with support for starting up from SoftRAID volumes. If your startup volume is a SoftRAID volume you will need to migrate to a Disk Utility standard volume before installing SoftRAID 5.7 or upgrading to Mojave.
  • SoftRAID 5.7 no longer supports Snow Leopard (10.6.x) or Lion (10.7.x). If you are running one of these older versions of SoftRAID, 5.6.7 will be your final version for these two Mac OS X releases.

About SoftRAID 

The SoftRAID team has been producing high quality applications for over 20 years. SoftRAID has been 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. SoftRAID has earned its reputation as a rock-solid product which comes with great technical support.

About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. OWC creates and delivers the best storage, connectivity, software and expansion solutions for performance, reliability and longevity to enhance, accelerate and extend the capabilities of technology. We believe in sustainability and OWC solutions are truly built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. True sustainability is good business – maximizing existing hardware vs. starting over or needing to replace saves time, money and benefits the environment and resources we all share. OWC’s operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with our headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum Certification and running as a net provider of renewable wind and solar energy to the local power grid. OWC features an award-winning technical support team as well as an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, to the audio recording studio to the motion picture set and beyond, there should be no compromise, and that is why OWC is here.

Company Contact:
Jennifer Myers, (815) 502-5640, pr@owcdigital.com

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