SoftRAID App Features

Evolve your workflow

The best of access speeds and data safety with countless disk configurations is a game-changer. With the ease of creating RAID volumes, the flexibility to use multiple enclosures and the foresight to prevent disk failure, SoftRAID helps you manage your data like a pro at a fraction of the cost.

  • Create and/or delete raid volumes easily
  • New disk? Test it first with certify
  • Check your data or volume at any time
  • Five raid levels for all uses
    • RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 1+0 (10)
  • 24/7 Disk failure warning via email

Safety, Speed or the Best of Both?

When it comes to protection, SoftRAID stays steps ahead of data loss. SoftRAID checks new disks before you use them, warns you when a disk is about to fail, and keeps working after a disk fails.

If speed is what you’re after, SoftRAID leads the race. SoftRAID enables the use of up to 16 disks in a single volume or the ability to spread volumes over two or more enclosures for unprecedented speeds.

For optimal speed and safety, SoftRAID is in a class by itself.

SoftRAID Safety

Priority: Data Safety

RAID levels 4, 5, 1+0 and 1 provide the greatest protection from disk or hardware failure and can be used as part of a backup strategy to protect your business from theft, fire, flooding, and other calamities.

  • SAFE: RAID 4 & 5
  • SAFER: RAID 1+0

SoftRAID Speed

Priority: Data Access Speed

How fast do you want to access your data? RAID levels 1+0, 4, 5 and 0 give you the fastest data access. Use up to 16 disks in a single volume for increased speed, and spread volumes over two or more enclosures for incredible performance. You can't get this level of flexibility and performance from hardware RAID.

  • FAST: RAID 1+0
  • FASTER: RAID 4 & 5

SoftRAID Speed Safety

Priority: Combination of Speed and Safety

If you need fast access to your files and to ensure they're protected against disk failure SoftRAID has you covered. By compromising just a little on each, you can have a system that is both fast and safe. RAID levels 1+0, 4 and 5 will give you a good balance of safety and speed.

  • SAFER & FAST: RAID 1+0
  • FASTER & SAFE: RAID 4 & 5

Five RAID Levels

SoftRAID supports five levels of RAID optimized for speed, safety, or both. Any SoftRAID volume can have up to 16 disks.

  • RAID 0 – Stripes
    • Fastest 
  • RAID 1 – Mirrors
    • Safest RAID
  • RAID 4 – Dedicated Parity
    • Fast and safe
  • RAID 5 – Distributed Parity
    • Fast and safe
  • RAID 1+0 (10) – Stripes + Mirrors
    • Fastest and safest

Learn more about RAID levels and configurations >>

RAID Levels

Prevent disk failure before it happens

Disk failure is a crushing blow to productivity. Using RAID can protect your work and data against worst-case scenarios while helping you reach new levels of productivity. The SoftRAID Monitor feature scans your disks and warns you when a disk is becoming unreliable and is likely to fail.

ThunderBay 6 Protection

SoftRAID checks new disks before you use them.
New disk? SoftRAID's certify feature will tell you if your disk is bad, before you save precious data to it—protecting you against using a disk that is faulty or about to fail.

Always on and never in the way. 
SoftRAID Monitor runs scans in the background—even when you're not logged in—making it ideal for use on servers. And when you're logged in and working, it uses a minimum of CPU power, so you won't even notice it's there.

Keep working after a disk fails.
If you use a SoftRAID mirror (RAID 1), RAID 4, RAID 5 or RAID 1+0 volume, your work is protected against disk failure. Even if one of your disks fails, you can keep right on working and make your deadline. None of your files will be lost. How great is that?


RAID in the Real World

RAID applies the "double-tired truck" principle to your data by spreading your files across 2 or more disk drives. Not only does this speed up data access, but if one disk fails, your data is safe on the remaining disk(s)—as long as you are using RAID 1 or higher.


Outstanding RAID Software

We have been creating RAID software for Mac OS since 1994. We started on Mac OS 7. In fact, our team wrote the original version of AppleRAID. We shipped the first version of SoftRAID for Mac OS X over 15 years ago and have been actively developing SoftRAID and supporting Mac OS X ever since. Our current version includes many features you won’t find on any other RAID product.

Try SoftRAID free for 30 days and experience next-level RAID technology.

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