SoftRAID 5.0.4

Forthright Mac OS X application designed to help you increase your computer's performance and identify disk failures and other errors.
Keeping a close eye on your drives is essential if you do not want to be taken by surprise by a disk failure. SoftRAID is an easy to use yet powerful app that can perform disk tests and point out the ones that have errors. In addition, you can use the app to quickly create and validate RAID volumes.

Uncomplicated user interface for analyzing the status of the disks currently connected to your Mac

Within the SoftRAID main window, you are able to visualize the connected disks in the left panel, and the available volumes in the right one. The app is able to identify hard disks, SSDs, but also external drives connected via USB, Thunderbolt, FireWire, and so on.

For each disk, you are able to see the name, model, size and available space, the format, the SMART status, the number of reallocated sectors, the i/o requests or errors, and the hours of use. The same area will include an alert message in case the disk is predicted to fail.

Check the RAID level and integrity of your volumes

At the same time, SoftRAID is able to detected all available volumes, and lets you know which disk is used in each case. This way you can see if a volume is using a disk that presents errors. You will be able to see the volume name, size, free space, type, if it is a RAID volume, when it was created, when it was last validated, the volume ID, and the i/o requests and errors.

Test disks and validate volumes without having to deal with complex tools

SoftRAID is a great tool to have around if you want to check if all sectors from a disk are readable: if the app detects any errors the disk might fail in the near future. Furthermore, SoftRAID also enables you to validate the volumes associated to your disks.

Reviewed by on August 6th, 2014

last updated on:
September 22nd, 2014, 11:17 GMT
file size:
21.3 MB
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license type:
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
binary format:
Intel only
Home \ System Utilities
download hub:
HDD Manager ( + 1 other )

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What's New in This Release:
  • Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID driver which caused a kernel panic when validating a RAID 1 volume and with "Validating updates mismatched mirror blocks" disabled or when validating a RAID 4, 5 or 1+0 volume with"Validating updates incorrect RAID blocks" disabled.
  • Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID Monitor which caused the status indicator to disappear when a disk was removed when running under Yosemite (Mac OS X 10.10).
  • Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID Monitor which caused SoftRAID to notify a user only once that a new version of SoftRAID was available.
  • Fixed a bug in the SoftRAID application which could prevent the Mac from restarting or shutting down if the SoftRAID application was running.
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Application description

SoftRAID is designed to improve your disks performance and reliability by checking for the SMART status of disks whene...

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