June 9, 2011 in Utility (F)
[prMac.com] Mill Valley, California - SoftRAID has released their latest update version 4.0.7 of their storage software.
"We wanted to provide our customers with a seamless transition to Lion" said Tim Standing, President of SoftRAID LLC. "We have been working closely with Apple Engineers for the past four months identifying and fixing bugs in both SoftRAID and in Mac OS X that would affect SoftRAID users who upgrade to Lion. I am confident that with this release we will provide a reliable SoftRAID experience for Lion users."
SoftRAID version 4.0.7 includes fixes for several bugs found during testing. SoftRAID continues to be the only RAID solution that actively supports both PowerPC and Intel Macs running any version of Mac OS X from 10.4 through the upcoming release of Lion, Mac OS X 10.7. "We still have a significant number of customers running older versions of Mac OS X Server on both PowerPC and Intel XServes" said Mark James, VP Sales and Support of SoftRAID, LLC. "We will continue to support these Macs in the future as part of our outstanding customer service."
With this version, SoftRAID captures additional highly detailed information about a user's Mac and attached disks when generating a Tech Support Report. This allows our tech support engineers to not only see the exact configuration of a user's hardware but also allows us to pinpoint problems that might result from corrupted data on parts of a disk. "We are able to completely restore broken AppleRAID volumes" said Mark James. "Over the past year, we have used the Tech Support Report capability built into SoftRAID to recover unmountable AppleRAID mirror and stripe volumes in countries as far away as Belgium, Lebanon and Japan, all without ever receiving the customers disks. The SoftRAID Tech Support Report is all we need to perform these recoveries. It allows us to identify the RAID header corruption, create new headers and partition maps, and repair the disks remotely."
SoftRAID version 4.0.7 includes all of the incredible features first seen in the version 4.0 release which shipped a year ago. Most of these features are not found in any other RAID solution for Mac OS X. These include: Fast Mirror Rebuilds which allow a mirror (RAID 1) volume to be rebuilt in minutes rather than hours, full validation of all data on volumes and disks, certification of disks to ensure that all sectors can read and write data correctly, a complete email notification system to remotely notify you of any disk or volume error, use of SMART data to predict disk failure and a command line interface for all disk and volume functions.
30 Day Trial Version
SoftRAID version 4.0.7 is available as a fully functional demo version, which allows prospective customers to try SoftRAID for 30 days.
SoftRAID has been shipping for Mac OS X since 2003. In that time, it has been first to market with many key features including: first with full email notification, first to offer full certification of disk, first to validate all disks on a mirror (RAID 1) volume, first to offer bootable RAID volumes on Intel Macs and first with automatic rebuilds. During the past 7 years, SoftRAID has earned a reputation as a rock solid product which comes with great technical support.
SoftRAID 4 is still just $129.00 (USD) for the electronic download version and includes one year of free technical support via email. It can be purchased via the SoftRAID website and via retail outlets worldwide. Users of SoftRAID 3 can purchase an upgrade to version 4 for $69.00 (USD).
SoftRAID, LLC is headquartered in Mill Valley, California, and has been developing high quality applications for Mac OS for over 13 years. SoftRAID and the SoftRAID logo are registered trademarks of SoftRAID, LLC. Copyright (C) 2011 SoftRAID LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.