updated 01:30 am EDT, Mon June 6, 2005
SoftRAID 3.2 ships
SoftRAID today announced it is shipping , an update to its disk driver utility that offers RAID 0 (striping) and RAID 1 (mirroring) functions. Version 3.2 brings full Mac OS 10.4 compatibility, can now create startup DVDs with Mac OS X Tiger, and can update previous versions of the SoftRAID startup CD to the latest version. "Now that all Mac OS 10.4 based computers and Tiger Install DVDs include the SoftRAID driver, volume creation and management with SoftRAID is easier than ever." It also now better supports XServes and XServe RAIDs with its new 4-petabyte volume capacity and an enhanced algorithm for rebuilding Mirror volumes on Servers. SoftRAID says the new algorithm is more efficient and also makes rebuilding Server volumes a higher priority, offering "much faster rebuilds" on heavily loaded servers. It is a free upgrade to the $130 drive utility.